Waiting on Wednesday: The Tea Dragon Festival by Katie O’Neill (Review)

The Tea Dragon Festival

Hardcover, 136 pages
Expected publication: September 17th 2019 by Oni Press

You may remember my gushing from the original The Tea Dragon Society and if not please go check it out!  I fell in love with the art style and concept immediately, was overjoyed when a card game was released, and hollered when I found out that there are 2 sets of enamel pins of these adorable critters (on Oni Press’ website)!  *Here’s hoping I get some for Christmas!*

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Well, imagine how excited I was to learn that the author, Katie O’Neill was making a sequel companion!  Wait, a companion?  LOL, don’t care as long as there are adorable tea dragons!  And a regular dragon?  Yep, I’m here for him as well!  This books had all the lovably soft art and diverse characters as the first book as well as exploring a bit more of the world that these amazing animals exist in.

This is more of a prequel/companion.  I was hoping for a sequel to see what our two main characters were getting up to, but I liked seeing a bit into the past of the grown-up characters, Erik and Hesekiel.  The wilder tea dragons were also a treat!  Think fluffy sheep chamomile 🙂  All in all, I came away from this one with all the warm fuzzies I felt from the first.  I can only hope there will be more books set in this world!

Thanks to Oni Press for allowing me to read this early through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review!

Summary:

Rinn has grown up with the Tea Dragons that inhabit their village, but stumbling across a real dragon turns out to be a different matter entirely! Aedhan is a young dragon who was appointed to protect the village but fell asleep in the forest eighty years ago. With the aid of Rinn’s adventuring uncle Erik and his partner Hesekiel, they investigate the mystery of his enchanted sleep, but Rinn’s real challenge is to help Aedhan come to terms with feeling that he cannot get back the time he has lost.

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