The Tea Dragon Tapestry by Katie O’Neill
Published October 27th 2020
Genre: Graphic novel, Middle grade
Source: Netgalley – in exchange for an honest review
Over a year since being entrusted with Ginseng’s care, Greta still can’t chase away the cloud of mourning that hangs over the timid Tea Dragon. As she struggles to create something spectacular enough to impress a master blacksmith in search of an apprentice, she questions the true meaning of crafting, and the true meaning of caring for someone in grief. Meanwhile, Minette receives a surprise package from the monastery where she was once training to be a prophetess. Thrown into confusion about her path in life, the shy and reserved Minette finds that the more she opens her heart to others, the more clearly she can see what was always inside.
Told with the same care and charm as the previous installments of the Tea Dragon series, The Tea Dragon Tapestry welcomes old friends and new into a heartfelt story of purpose, love, and growth.
The Tea Dragon Tapestry is the last book of the Tea Dragon series. I read all the previous books and loved them and this one was no exception. In this one, we conclude the story of Greta and Minette. Greta is still caring for Ginseng and has now to create a piece to impress Kleitos, so that he accepts her as his apprentice. Minette is having recurring dreams and still trying to find herself after her life in the monastery.
I love these characters so much. Also, the art is stunning. Every panel is wonderfully illustrated, it feels like a true piece of art.
The books of this series all feel comforting and warm, something we all need sometimes.
I’m sad to be leaving these characters behind but I can’t wait to see what the author will do next.
Rating: 4.5 stars