The Dragon Dreamer by J.S. Burke is Book I of this middle grades/young adult science fantasy adventure series. It won a 3rd place SIBA Award for Best Children’s Book. Dragon Lightning is the recently published Book II; it can be read as a stand-alone book.
It is extremely important to foster empathy and consideration in children. These traits enable true friendship, which lays the foundation for success and happiness in all areas of life. The Dragon Dreamer books foster these traits by displaying acceptance, understanding, and true friendship between characters.
Dragon Lightning by J.S. Burke is a science fantasy adventure with flying dragons, an undersea world, and unlikely friendships. It’s a fun, fast-paced adventure story that can entertain adults as well as kids. One reader noted that this book is a great family read.
Drakor seems like a normal young ice dragon with a talent for making lightning swords. But he alone feels the changing heart of his island Volcano. It destroyed his beloved sire. Now he foresees their doom, but none will listen. As he seeks proof, the Volcano shakes him off into the frozen sea.
Meanwhile, Arak sails north with golden dragons and undersea shape-shifters. Dorali joins the quest, searching for adventure and escape as she struggles to cope with her terrible scars. The crew seeks a beautiful legend but discovers a terrifying reality when they rescue Drakor. Ice dragons are not what Arak expected, and Drakor’s waking volcano threatens all three realms.
J.S. Burke has worked as an author, artist, teacher, and marine biologist. She painted the book covers and drew the chapter pictures. Burke is certified to teach Middle Grades (all subjects), Gifted, High School Science, and High School Math. She loves the sea, and teaches her students for success.
From Amazon Reviews:
“The author incorporated life lessons on relationships, social responsibility, diplomacy, and learning to accept those who are different both physically and culturally.”
“Another amazing story by J. S. Burke. Her stories are about compassion, friendship, dreaming big and striving to accomplish the improbable.
After reading through this second Dragon Dreamer book I am convinced that her books would make a great addition to elementary school libraries and classrooms. There is so much education slipped into this fun, youthful, fantasy world. Science and exploration along with environmental issues, cultural diversity and acceptance, charity and generosity, political systems with different leadership structures engaging in cooperative trade agreement treaties, etc… all in an enjoyable entertaining package of dragons and octopi with a squid tossed in for good measure. The adventure is expertly penned and draws in even the mature reader. The older reader recognizes the educational value and the children are introduced to valuable life lessons in a fantasy world of intriguing adventure and interesting characters.”
Dragon Lightning Links:
Facebook Author Page: https://www.facebook.com/Jenny-S-Burke-721518861218158/?ref=aymt_homepage_panel
Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.com/J.-S.-Burke/e/B00NVRVHWE/ref=ntt_dp_epwbk_0
This snowflake was grown by dragons in the winter clouds to practice energy control and was drawn by J.S. Burke herself!
Quote from Dragon Arak: “Everything worth doing starts with a dream.”