Dragon Heart

Cecelia Holland
Dragon Heart Cover

Dragon Heart


I started this book with the wrong expectations. The title, the text on the dust jacket, the cover art and the Kim Stanley Robinson quote on the cover - "Holland's vision is constant, and her books keep going deeper. This time, she takes the sea dragon and the castle by the sea and plunges them right into your subconscious." - all promise a story about, yes indeed, a dragon. That, Dragon Heart doesn't deliver.


Holland's prose is rather dry, but precise. The fact that she has managed to write a book about which I can't seem to make up my mind intrigues me. Somewhere in the future, I will definitely try Floating Worlds - her 1976 science fiction novel - and one of her historical novels too.

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