Today I’m reviewing The Tea Dragon Festival by Kay O’Neill. This is the second graphic novel in the Tea Dragon series. If you want to learn more about this series, you can check out my review of The Tea Dragon Society.
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.
Similar to the first book in this series, this book is absolutely adorable and so incredibly cozy!
In this book, Erik and Hesekiel, who we meet in The Tea Dragon Society travel to Erik’s home village. Erik and Hesekiel are such a great couple and I was so glad to see them again in this installment.
This book also had a bit of a mystery element to it. Aedhan, who is a dragon, was under an enchanted sleep for 80 years and there’s a mystery surrounding why and how it happened. Even though this sounds a little ominous, it was very wholesome.
I loved seeing a new village and meeting new characters in this universe. I loved how diverse this book was and I especially loved that most of the village used sign language, I thought that was fantastic rep.
The artwork in this book was stunning. I loved the colours and all of the details, especially the floral details. The tea dragons were also very cuddly looking and very cute.