Dragon Quotes: Dragon’s Millk

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Quotes from Dragon’s Milk by Susan Fletcher.

With a short summary, author bio, and review snippets.

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SUMMARY:

Kaeldra must search out the mother dragon whose draclings have just hatched. Somehow, she must get some of the dragon’s precious milk. It’s the only way to save her foster-sister’s life.

Kaeldra would rather not go. It’s too terrifying, too dangerous. But Kaeldra is the only one who can actually communicate with dragons.

But Kaeldra’s journey will entwine her fate with that of three little draclings and a would-be dragonslayer. A journey that will become a struggle for life.

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AUTHOR BIO:

Fletcher’s dragon trilogy features a medieval setting inspired by the Welsh countryside from where the author traces her roots. The trilogy also showcases her imaginative plots, which have won praise from reviewers and readers alike.

Fletcher’s first novel for young readers, 1988’s The Haunting Possibility, was inspired by Oregon’s Lake Oswego region, along with the practice of draining the lake every winter for dock repairs to be made.

Learning the nuances of characterization and plotting throughout the writing process, Fletcher completed the manuscript and sent it to almost twenty publishers before it was accepted.

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REVIEW SNIPPETS:

A beautifully constructed narrative, with enough story, mystery and fantasy to keep a youngster’s interest. With characters and plot that will not inspire a parent’s anxiety. And what kid doesn’t love dragons? This is first rate stuff by a mistress of the craft.
~ Ruskinbenz


QUOTES from DRAGON’S MILK:

And when the draclings hatch, the sire-drake roars so as to tremble the earth. He spirals into the sky; he looses the wind and the thunder and the hail. Nor keeps the dam- drake silence, but, abandoned, wails most piteously; and thus abates the storm.
~ The Bok of Dragon

To play host to the farin [green-eyed girl] is to warm the wolf at your hearth.
~ Elythian proverb

In the old times there flew into the hills of Elythia two dragons. A storm arose; they sought shelter in a mountain cave. The dam, being heavy with eggs, there laid her clutch. Yet finding a village of men too near, the dragons flew on, to return at the hatching, a century hence. And ever after the village was called Wyrmward, Shelter of Dragons.
~ Elythian legend

And sith the sire-drake be scarlet-hued, he dare not tarry in the lands held by men, but must hie him away when the clutch is hatched.
~ The Bok of Dragon

Bargain not with a dragon.
~ Dragonslayer’s Guyde

If you would seek out dragons, seek first for a green-eyed girl.
~ Dragonslayer’s Guyde

Six pewter spoons, two sheep, one leather boot, four apples, one ox-yoke, one ox, one leather jerkin, seventeen fish, one pair linen trousers, five anchor-weight crushed limestone.
~ Being the contents of the stomach of a dragon slain near Rog, A Historie of Dragons

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“Sentinel”|© Chris Achilleos

And dragons, being kin to avian beings, oft commune with birds, and eat not the flesh of thereof.
~ The Bok of Dragon

For let a man knead pitch and fat and straw into gobs; and with these let him temte the fire-drake: so will the foule beast eat and burst to smithers.
~ Dragonslayer’s Guyde

Into the sky
The dragon doth fly
A terroe of flame, fang, and coil.
Yet soon all below
The dragonpods grow
And fruitful becomes the burnt soil.
~ Anonymous, From the archives of Rog

Yet herein lies the peril: as the falcon finds the dragon, the dragon feels the finding.
~ Dragonslayer’s Guyde

Children! Obedient as hungry dragons!
~ Common parental lament, Kragrom

For the breaking of a bladder stone: tayke one
gallipot of dragon’s blood and mingle therein the
juice of seven pommefruits. Strayne through
fine-woven cloth and let stand in a warm place.
Quaff therefrom until the brew is wholly drunk,
or until one moon-turn haws passed.
~ Bok of Medik

Yet often as the falcon nears, the dragon stills its thoughts, and thus confounds the bird.
~ Dragonslayer’s Guyde

All creatures bleed the same blood, be they man or be they beast. Our fates are intermingled. Wheresoever spills the blood of any of earth’s creatures, there spills the blood of man.
~ Private Journals, Landareth

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“Dark Dsurion”| © Ciruelo Cabral

Into man’s domain,
To this high terrain
Where the spume of the sea circles round,
Through the northern sky,
Dragonkyn shall fly
When a girl with green eyes calls us down.
~ Dragon to Kara, The Promise,
A drama in three acts.

Author: Jess

Jess has run Dragonsinn since 1999. She enjoys research and analysis, and appreciates how running a website brings these interests together. Non-draconic interests include cats, cooking, and UX design.

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