Secure, coddled Lyf is thrown into an adventure she never dreamed of. She flees with the help a harper to where Kaeldra and Jeorg now live. Kaeldra can talk to dragons, too.
But next thing she knows, they’ve been betrayed. By a dragon-keeper. Lyf and her green-eyed nephew, Owyn, have to take the last draclings to safety.
Without getting caught.
And Lyf has to make a choice. One that will cost her more than her life. But there’s no second option…
I love the Dragon Chronicles. They’re fascinating, fast moving, and well written. I had great expectations for Sign of the Dove. And was I disappointed? No!
There were a few things I didn’t like. For instance, Lyf stayed with a strange sort of lady for a while. She wasn’t a witch, but she was on that sort of line. And I felt the climax dropped off a cliff. It was build-up, build-up, tension, heart break, then…the chapter ended and went into narrative summary that left a lot of details throbbing through the air for an answer that never came.
But that’s no reason not to read the book. It’s great. The names are excellent. Lyf. Kindle. Alys. Spens. It’s realistic (as far as fantasy goes) and I think it’s just great. I think Dragon’s Milk, the first in the series, has been my favourite, next this book, and thirdly Flight of the Dragon Kyn.
Lyf is very relatable, being the youngest child, cared for and spoiled almost because of her past vermilion fever. It’s about how she was brave in spite of her privileged upbringing. It’s about how she chose to help the dragons, even if it meant giving up her old life.
I can’t wait to read the fourth book!