by Donald Samson
The Dragon Boy by Donald Samson is the first book in his Star Trilogy Series. In the first book we are introduced to an old woman named Galifalia. Much mystery surrounds her and she ultimately takes on the duty of raising "the boy" as her own. However, Galifalia is an old woman and dies when the boy is still young. Left to fend for himself on the streets he attempts entrance in the dragon compound where he hopes to find work with the dragon. Finally, after months of waiting the boy is allowed in to the compound and begins his service as a stall boy.
The boy acquires the nickname Straw since his job is to lay the straw on which the dragon rests. Straw is very content with his life inside the compound even though he has to deal with constant bullying from some of the other kids. He loves the work, the meals and the place to sleep, but he longs to be close to Star, the dragon. The Dragon Master notices a special connection Straw has with Star and places Straw on scrub duty. This gives Straw the opportunity to spend time alone with Star, however Straws life will be forever changed.
Donald Samson is a very skilled writer and has the ability to capture the reader's attention through his vivid detail. The unexpected twists throughout the story will leave you unable to put the book down.
My son also read The Dragon Boy. Here's what he had to say: "This is a great book. I like how the author is able to make you feel like you really are in medieval times. He is really good a creating the setting. I am looking forward to reading the second book, The Dragon of Two Hearts." ~Patrick, 14
You can find out more about Donald Samson, The Dragon Boy and the other books in The Star Trilogy by visiting www.thedragonboy.com.