From School Library Journal
Grade 3–5—Seven-year-old Adara was born during the coldest chill of the coldest year ever, a chill that killed her mother during the girl's birth. Ever since then, she has been a remote and chilly child, living for winter when the ice lizards come out and forming a bond with a mysterious ice dragon. When war comes and dragon-riding invaders threaten her home and family, the ice dragon helps her to thwart them, leading to its own demise. Filled with illustrations of swooping dragons and folks in medieval-type garb, this fantasy is a slim but rich introduction to the genre, one that should appeal to both boys and girls. Give it to readers who are not quite ready for Emily Rodda's "Deltora Quest" series (Scholastic) or to fantasy fans who want a quick but meaty read.—Eva Mitnick, Los Angeles Public Library
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"Martin's charming tale is filled with passion and power…a touching adventure with all the taut storytelling skill one would expect from this award-winning author."--January Magazine
"Martin goes beyond the expected to bring us an extraordinary children's tale. A must-buy for all Martin fans, this is a good book for anyone…who loves winter and dragons."--SFRevu