Mother Daughter & Son: “Princess Madeline and the Dragon” by Kirstin Pulioff Book Review/Giveaway (ends 1/31) WW

By Ruth on January 21, 2014 in blog tour, book, giveaway, promo, review
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About the Book

Title: Princess Madeline and the Dragon (Princess Madeline Trilogy, Book #3)

Author: Kirstin Pulioff

Publication Date: November 26, 2013

Publisher: Caliburn Books

Number of pages: 135

Recommended age: 10+

 

Summary

After a season of battle and rebuilding, the Kingdom of Soron is exhausted. With the return of the exiled wizards, the Spring Faire, and her upcoming wedding, Princess Madeline is looking forward to a peaceful season of celebration. When the mysterious green dragon reappears, threatening the kingdom and the king, Princess Madeline and Prince Braden won’t rest for long. Faced with this incredible new danger, Princess Madeline and Prince Braden must find a way to lead their kingdom and secure their future. Can they find the answers hidden within their mother’s cryptic messages from the past, or will the dragon destroy everything they hold dear? Follow Princess Madeline as she embarks on a dangerous new adventure to save her kingdom and her family.
Princess Madeline and the DragonPrincess Madeline and the Dragon by Kirstin Pulioff

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

First of all, permit me to explain that this is the first book in the series I have read. I realize this is the end of the trilogy, but I had no trouble jumping right into the action. It is a fairly simple book to join “in process.” This meets its target audience in that there is no sex, violence, nor profanity. It is a clean read, and if your tweens love fantasy, this may be just the book for them.

Although the book is well-written for its targeted audience, I do have one minor criticism. I felt that the book was often rather dark and heavy. I never felt that there was a light, comical moment, and it dealt with serious issues. Seeing how this is a “coming of age” fantasy, I suppose I can understand and appreciate that. And perhaps if I had read the other two books first, I may have been able to appreciation the somber tone. I just would have enjoyed some humor to mix things up a bit. I can always tolerate fantasy novels much more when that is included.

I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. I was not financially compensated, and all opinions are 100 percent mine.

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More Buzz About The Book

“The story is engaging on many levels, as is Pulioff’s writing, but on this occasion I was mostly drawn into the action and the mystery as how to prevent the worst from happening. This is great entertainment and should do well across a wider age range.” ~ 5 Star Review,ChristophFischerBooks, Amazon

“Kirstin Pulioff has saved the best for last. ‘Princess Madeline and the Dragon’ is the final instalment in the ‘Princess Madeline Trilogy’. I thought the first two books were finely wrought stories, but this novel surpasses its predecessors. Prophesies, family tragedies, magic and – of course – dragons, combine to produce a tale that is an instant classic. Written with a great deal of charm, ‘Princess Madeline and the Dragon’ will not disappoint Ms Pulioff’s young fans. I look forward to seeing where next her imagination will take this natural storyteller. ” ~ 5 Star Review, Diogenes, Amazon

“Princess Madeline and the Dragon is an exciting and thoroughly satisfying final chapter in this fantasy/adventure series. As she did with books one and two, the author has created a fantasy world in a rich medieval setting that we can believe in–and want to visit, over and overAlong with adventure, a sweet romance, and a theme that centers on the power of love, you may find a surprise or two! If your tween or teen loves princesses, brave heroes and fairytales of daring-do, they shouldn’t miss this one!” ~ 5 Star Review, Ally S., Goodreads

 

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Princess Madeline and the Dragon by Kirstin Pulioff

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FREE BOOK ALERT!

The second book in the series, The Battle for Princess Madeline is available as a FREE download from Amazon from January 21 to 24, 2014.

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About the Author: Kirstin Pulioff

Kirstin Pulioff

Kirstin Pulioff

Kirstin Pulioff is a storyteller at heart. Born and raised in Southern California, she moved to the Pacific Northwest to follow her dreams and graduated from Oregon State University with a degree in Forest Management. Happily married and a mother of two, she lives in Oregon, and enjoys being a stay at home mom. When she’s not writing, she is busy with her kids and church.

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Princess Madeline and the Dragon Blog Tour Schedule (2014)

January 13

Mother Daughter Book Reviews (Launch & Review)

January 14

Victoria Simcox’s Blog (Author Interview)

JoJo’s Corner (Review)

January 15

Musings by Jay Faulkner (Guest Post)

Mel’s Shelves (Review)

January 16

Bound 4 Escape (Review)

Dawn’s Disaster (Guest Post)

January 17

Cassandra Lost in Books (Review)

WS Momma Readers Nook (Review)

January 18

A TiffyFit’s Reading Corner (Review)

Jemima Pett, Author (Review)

January 19

Books Direct (Author Interview)

My Devotional Thoughts (Review)

January 20

Amanda’s Books and More (Review)

For the Love of Books (Review)

January 21

BeachBoundBooks (Review)

When I Grow Up I Wanna Write a Kids Book (Review)

January 22

Stitch Says (Author Interview)

Barbara Ann Mojica’s Blog (Review)

January 23

Fiona Ingram (Review and Author Interview)

Brooke Blogs (Review)

January 24

We are the DinoFamily (Review)

Sher A Hart: Written Art (Review)

January 25

Becki Gylberte, children’s author (Review)

Reading and Sharing (Review and Guest Post)

January 26

Heart of a Philanthropist (Review)

Dalene’s Book Reviews (Review)

 

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Contest runs: January 13th to January 31st, 11:59 pm, 2014

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4 Comments

  1. You raise an interesting point about the darkness of the third book. I’d be curious to hear what Kirstin thinks because now that you say it, I would say that the third in isolation is the darkest of the three and has the most tension, but the other two also deal with dark themes. There is a lack of comical moments in the books but I think in this case, they would feel out of place. They really are like an old-style fairy tale which do tend to be dark (albeit with happy endings). Great point though! Thanks for taking part in the Princess Madeline and the Dragon Blog Tour!
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      Ruth January 27, 2014 Reply

      I do plan to read the other two books, and maybe I will understand more of the full story. I often forget that the old-style fairy tales are dark without humor. Disney has changed our perception of fairy tales. Thanks for your response.

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