The Dragon Festival by Katie O’Neill
Series: Tea Dragon #2
Publisher: Oni Press
Expected publication: September 17th 2019
Genres: Graphic Novel, Fantasy, LGBTQ+
* Received this copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you very much! This doesn’t affect the review in any way. My opinions are, as always, my own.*
Rinn has grown up with the Tea Dragons that inhabit their village, but stumbling across a real dragon turns out to be a different matter entirely! Aedhan is a young dragon who was appointed to protect the village but fell asleep in the forest eighty years ago. With the aid of Rinn’s adventuring uncle Erik and his partner Hesekiel, they investigate the mystery of his enchanted sleep, but Rinn’s real challenge is to help Aedhan come to terms with feeling that he cannot get back the time he has lost.
When I first read The Tea Dragon Society I completely fell in love with it. It was such a sweet, warm-hearted and unique book! And now, we finally got another one. I could just read this all the time…
One of my absolute favorite things is how the art goes perfectly with the story. They are just so much in sync, you know? The art is utterly BEAUTIFUL and this is probably one of my favorite books ever in terms of design. It’s vibrant, smooth, and it just makes me happy looking at it. The characters’ emotions are clear and adorable and the backgrounds are vivid and magical. What can I say… It’s just perfect.
As for the story, as I said, it’s SO unique! It’s one of those books you will see yourself grabbing just to smile. It’s a really cute and sweet story with a lot more to it than meets the eye at first. There’s a lot of diversity in here that makes it even more beautiful. There are nonbinary characters, characters with all colors and sexualities and even characters with disabilities like deafness. It’s just so thoughtful and gorgeous!
This is a book for all ages, with some beautiful art and a story that will no doubt put a smile on you. It’s the cutest thing ever and I can’t wait to read more of these!
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