Dealing with Dragons by Patricia C. Wrede

Dealing with Dragons

“In a world full of grand balls, social engagements, and etiquette lessons, a princess is supposed to be beautiful, poised, and empty-headed. She is supposed to wait for her parents to decide which prince will make the best match, and must not complain if sleeping spells, poison apples, or being kidnapped by a dragon is involved. That is what a proper princess does…or at least, that’s what everyone keeps telling Princess Cimorene. Unimpressed with the duties of a “normal” princess, she would rather learn fencing, cooking, and Latin rather than focus on being a “proper princess.” Unfortunately, no one in her kingdom is open-minded about that sort of thing. On a trip to a neighboring kingdom, her parents decide that Cimorene will marry the prince of that kingdom, and she has no say in the matter. Not wanting to marry someone just because it is the “thing to do,” she runs away to the dragon caves, and offers to become a dragon’s princess, no kidnapping necessary.”

The above is an excerpt of a review I wrote which is featured on Heart of the Matter Online this month. To read the full review, please follow this link: Also, I’d love your feedback! Is there a book you’d like reviewed? Have you read any of the books I have reviewed so far? If so, what did you think about them? That’s all for now! A.