Representation 🌷 Black MC, Disabled & Queer SC’s
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.
Thank you to Netgalley and Oni Press for providing me with a digital copy in exchange for an honest review! All images are taken from the Arc.
Reading a Tea Dragon book again was just what I needed! I read the Tea Dragon Society last year and it was definitely wholesome and had such an awesome concept of the tea dragons and in general a great, diverse fantasy world. I have to say that I liked the Tea Dragon Tapestry even more than the first book as it had a better plotline and dived deeper into the mental journey of each of the characters. All in all, it was such a delightful read! 🥰
It was lovely seeing all the characters again and following their journeys ➽ I’ve always loved the concept of the tea dragons and they are just as cute as in the previous book 💗 (I definitely want my own tea dragon) In this sequel, we follow the members of the newly founded Tea Dragon Society again and check in with their lives. Every one of them is dealing with something different and I honestly loved the found family vibes that they gave off: there is so much support between them and I loved seeing some of the deep chats between Greta and Minette or Minette and Erik. Every one of them has a different journey. Greta’s trying to become apprenticed to a famous blacksmith and make something that will impress him. At the same time she’s tying to take care of Ginseng, a tea dragon mourning its previous owner. I loved how the story discussed grief and how Greta comes to realize that being there for her new dragon whenever they are ready to accept her help is the most important thing. Minette is still dealing with her mysterious past and finding herself, as she feels a bit lost right now. They were so many great messages about wholeness and how you can find yourself again, it really warmed my heart! 💞
The art style is gorgeous and so comforting ➽ The illustrations are right up my alley and I find them to be so calming. The color schemes are amazing and are so appealing, it perfectly conveys the mood of the story and to be honest, I love to simply stop and admire the beautiful world the author has created. She really makes me want to live in the world of the tea dragons and moving to a secluded cottage to take care of them and just live my best life 🥰 If you’re in the need for a visually stunning and wholesome graphic novel, this is the perfect one to reach for 💕
Mentally I’m here 🥺😭
My favorite message from the book 🌸💗
IN CONCLUSION. ➽ The Tea Dragon Tapestry is a fantastic conclusion to the Tea Dragon Trilogy and explores the depth of each character’s struggles and how they’re trying to grow as a person. It’s such a wholesome graphic novel (the tea dragons will never fail to be cute) but it also manages to talk about grief, finding yourself and making your own path in a really profound way 💗
Are you going to read The Tea Dragon Tapestry? What is your favorite wholesome graphic novel? And most importantly what tea dragon would you adopt? 🍵