Dragonswood (Wilde Island Chronicles, #2)
On Wilde Island, there is no peace between dragons, fairies, and humans.

Wilde Island is in an uproar over the recent death of its king. As the uneasy pact between dragons, fairies, and humans begins to fray, the royal witch hunter with a hidden agenda begins a vengeful quest to burn girls suspected of witchcraft before a new king is crowned.

Strong-willed Tess, a blacksmith’s daughter from a tiny hamlet, wants more for herself than a husband and a house to keep. But in times like these wanting more can be dangerous. Accused of witchery, Tess and her two friends are forced to flee the violent witch hunter. As their pursuer draws ever closer they find shelter with a huntsman in the outskirts of the forbidden Dragonswood sanctuary. But staying with the mysterious huntsman poses risks of its own: Tess does not know how to handle the attraction she feels for him—or resist the elusive call that draws her deeper onto the heart of Dragonswood.

Dragonswood (Wilde Island Chronicles, #2) Details

Book TitleDragonswood (Wilde Island Chronicles, #2)
Book Author
ISBN9780803735040
LanguageEnglish
FormatHardcover
Pages407
Rating
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Dragonswood (Wilde Island Chronicles, #2) Reviews

  • Imani
    Mar 15, 2014

    Imani

    Actual Rating: 3.5Overall it was a good read! It was a simple, pleasant fairytale that had all the characteristics of a classic story. I liked it. ...

  • Whitley Birks
    Mar 29, 2013

    Whitley Birks

    Dragonswood is a strange little novel that starts out well enough, then splinters off into various fragments of stories. As it keeps going, it suffers under its own weight as it tries to reconcile the many different plot threads running through it. Any one of these different threads wo...

  • Kasia
    Nov 21, 2012

    Kasia

    I was very excited to read a fantasy YA that had dragons and witches and perhaps some old time charm but it sort of fell flat and didn’t completely deliver its gleaming mythical promise with Dragonswood. The cover is intriguing, yes, pretty even but that’s more of a facade th...

  • Meleofa
    Nov 5, 2012

    Meleofa

    I really enjoyed this book. Fairies and dragons and enchanted woods and witch hunts. Betrayal and love and hurt and it all being better again against all odds. A lovely read. ...

  • Laura
    Oct 8, 2012

    Laura

    In Dragonswood , a young girl named Tess lives with an abusive father and, after being accused of witchcraft, must flee her hometown with her two friends, Poppy and Meg. Despite this, however, Tess is a bit of an outsider. Poppy is unnaturally alluring, and Meg is married to a nice, l...

  • Uzoma
    Sep 30, 2012

    Uzoma

    You know when a book has all the things that would theoretically make it the best book ever, but then it just...flops? yeah, that was this book for me. I love dragons, medieval tales, the fae folk, witches, and female main characters too! Yet a book with all these things disappointed m...

  • Tammie
    Sep 3, 2012

    Tammie

    I wish now that I had not waited so long to read this. I really enjoyed reading this author and have added a few other books by her to read. Dragonswood is a nice, cozy YA fantasy that even though predictable, kept me turning the pages late into the night. There was a touch of romance ...

  • Aspen
    Jul 24, 2012

    Aspen

    Fearsome dragonsA fairy palaceA lost princeAn epic romanceFearsome dragons (Check)A fairy palace (Check)A lost prince (Check though really obvious)An epic romance...not so muchIn the action department Janet Lee Carley hasn't left me disappointed so far after also reading the prequel D...

  • Sabrina
    Jul 16, 2012

    Sabrina

    I am a girl who has known mostly the back of a man’s hand, and not the front of it.I quite enjoyed this book. Not so much in the beginningMe: "their is no way I am going to enjoy this, ugh why do I even bother" Me 40 pages in: "you go Tess. Yeah! you go girl" I cannot deny that th...

  • Brandi
    Jul 1, 2012

    Brandi

    In the enchanted woodland wild,The Prince shall wed a Fairy child.Dragon, Human, and Fairy,Their union will be bound by three. Seventeen-year-old Tess has lived a life of secrecy, fighting to survive a hard life as a blacksmith's daughter while hiding her secret power: seeing the futu...