Lanen Kaelar has spent her life being told just how wrong-headed and foolish she is by her entire family. When her father dies, she chooses to leave her abusive relatives and to search out the great dragons she has always dreamed of, though she knows what she seeks may not be real.
But those who hold the true power know the prophecies have told of Lanen Kaelar since before her birth. Some fear the destiny she may fulfill, the mysteries she may unravel, and the strange and terrifying love she may find on the legendary Dragon Isle.
Not a traditional fantasy - the heroine, Lanen, finds the object of her quest very quickly, then spends the rest of the book resolving issues. Lots of romance but enough fantasy to keep it from being what I would call chick-lit.
Lanen Kaelar leaves home to journey to the Dragon Isle. She dreams of communicating with the dragons as people once did. Once there, she encounters her evil (and unknown) father and his demon advisor who wish to use her against the dragons. This held my attention and I like the basic concept of the book, but it is not one I want to reread.
Emily H. reviewed Song in the Silence: The Tale of Lanen Kaelar (Tales of Kolmar, Bk 1) on
A fascinating idea for a plotline... but I found it a tad simplistic. I'll have to keep an eye out for the original.
From the back:
Lanen Kaelar has dreamed of dragons all her life. But not just dreaming, for Lanen believes in dragons. Her family mocks her that dragons are just a silly myth. A legend. But Lanen knows better. And she means to prove it. One day she sets out on a dangerous voyage to the remote West to find the land of the True Dragons.
What she discovers is a land of real dragons more beautiful--and suprising--than any dream she could have imagined.