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Reviewed by Lesley Jones for Readers' Favorite
In A Dragon's Gift by Leslie Heath, seventeen-year-old sprite Peridot loves nothing more than spending time with her cherished wolves in the mountains, who were deserted when the giant's city crumbled. Peridot should be spending her time improving her healing powers and this is something she is going to live to regret. As Peridot's family prepares for the arrival of an elderly Lord, to whom Peridot has been betrothed, her brother disappears. Peridot and her friend set off to find him, hoping he has not been captured by dragons. They must use all of their powers to find him before the dragons do, but they discover the forests and mountains hold more deadly enemies than they could imagine. Peridot uncovers a huge betrayal and with little knowledge of magic, she does not know how to escape or who she can trust to help her.
A Dragon's Gift by Leslie Heath is a wonderful coming of age adventure. I was completely entranced by the character of Peridot. A strong-willed and brave young sprite who is determined to live her life her way. The suspense and tension are relentless with a strong and interesting storyline around relationships, betrayal and how someone's morals can easily be lost for the right price. I loved the twist in the plot when she discovers she has been betrayed; it really added great conflict to the story. Peridot's relationship with the wolves and her love of nature was so beautiful. The author has taken care and consideration in the creation of her characters, and each of them has an intriguing multiple, layered personality. I hope there is a sequel to this story because I feel there is much more to enjoy from Peridot and her newfound confidante, Simran.