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The ice dragon was a creature of legend and fear, for no man had ever tamed one. When it flew overhead, it left in its wake desolate cold and frozen land. But Adara was not afraid. For Adara was a winter child, born during the worst freeze that anyone, even the Old Ones, could remember.

Adara could not remember the first time she had seen the ice dragon. It seemed that it had always been in her life, glimpsed from afar as she played in the frigid snow long after the other children had fled the cold. In her fourth year she touched it, and in her fifth year she rode upon its broad, chilled back for the first time. Then, in her seventh year, on a calm summer day, fiery dragons from the North swooped down upon the peaceful farm that was Adara's home. And only a winter child and the ice dragon who loved her could save her world from utter destruction.

The Ice Dragon is an unforgettable tale of courage, love, and sacrifice by one of the most honored fantasists of all time.

©1980 George R.R. Martin

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    5 out of 5 stars

A sad story...or is it

As one would expect from the author of "Game of Thrones", the story is a sad/happy one. Only George Martin could write a story with a happy ending while maintaining a sad story. Or is it the other way around? It depends on which compass point you look at it from, north or south.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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Throne Starter Kit

I would not have bought this for regular price, but at under $4.00, I think it is worth it. Debra hits the nail on the head when she says Happy or Sad, according to your compass. I personally thought it was sad, but coming from Martin, that is to be expected. It is a good story for adults, not sure about kids? Not sure why it was written, but sometimes a story is just a story.

95 of 112 people found this review helpful

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  • James
  • United States
  • 01-27-12

G. R. R. Martin and Dragon's make a good listen

George R R Martin has alway writen a good story. The Ice Dragon makes another good listen.
I enjoy longer more involed story lines better than short stories. How ever Ice Dragon is a very fine short listen. Give it a try.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Too short for the cost

What made the experience of listening to The Ice Dragon the most enjoyable?

It is a nice story, I enjoyed it but was surprised when it ended.

If you’ve listened to books by George R. R. Martin before, how does this one compare?

I haven't listened to this author before.

Have you listened to any of Maggi Meg Reed’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I haven't listened to this narrator before.

Any additional comments?

Wish it were a longer story

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

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  • Jonathan
  • ORCHARD PARK, NY, United States
  • 05-19-15

Cool Hwip

The narrator is perfectly fine until she gets to any word beginning with "wh" because she accentuates the H before the W and it is absolutely maddening once you notice it. Hweel, Hwy, Hwat, Hwen, etc. I also downloaded Going Clear on the same day and coincidentally the narrator for that book does the same thing, but not nearly as bad as Maggi Meg Reed. I will be avoiding her in all future purchases.

10 of 14 people found this review helpful

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In the lands of Ice and Fire!

The Ice Dragon is a brilliant tale that would be an ideal introduction to epic fantasy for children. Set in the same world as his Song of Ice and Fire series, The Ice Dragon tells the story of a Winter child and an Ice Dragon. Together they save their country from the advancing enemy and their dragons. Brilliant narration by Maggi Meg Reed makes the book easy to follow and listen to.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Sandy
  • Blanchard, OK
  • 02-22-13

not worth the price

I guess I wasn't paying attention $10 for 45 minutes is not a value.
not George RR Martins best for sure

7 of 10 people found this review helpful

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The young master.

A wonderful short story by a young and masterful George R.R. Martin and beautifully read by Maggi-Meg Reed . The innocence and bravery of little Adara would be an inspiration to any reader young and old alike. This was my first experience with the audiobook, but my third time reading overall.

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good short story

thoroughly enjoyed this book very short very to the point wonderfully narrated sad but in a good way.

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Seems amateur for a Martin story

Short. Not very interesting. I've read/listened to many of Martin's works and this one was by far the least satisfying.