Eight-year-old Drake is snatched up by the King's soldiers and taken to the castle where he is told by the wizard Griffith that he has been chosen to be a Dragon Master like Ana, Rori, and Bo--and his first task will be to discover whether his dragon, Worm, has any special powers.
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This is a well done fantasy book with some nice little life lessons. This is just the start and introduction to this world. The story will appeal to younger children, probably in the 1st to 3rd grade age range. It’s a great book for children who are ready to move on to chapter books, but not quite ready for middle grade level reads.
As far as reading difficulty this book is very similar to the Secrets of Droon series by Tony Abbott. So it’s a bit easier than the Magic Treehouse books. The easier reading level means sentences are shorter and characters sound a bit choppy when then they talk (just because words of lower reading level are used).
The storyline is very simple and easy to follow. There is some magic and wonder as Drake discovers that he is supposed to bond with and train with a Dragon. Although there is an immediate problem that is solved in this book, it looks like this is just part of a much larger story.
My seven year had the following to say about the book. He really liked it and enjoyed reading about a character close to his age. He thought Drake was starting a fun adventure and he enjoyed that. He thought it was an easier read than the Secrets of Droon books but more exciting than the Magic Treehouse books. He still prefers the Secrets of Droon series to this one, but wants to read more of this series as well.
Overall this is a great beginning chapter book for kids who are ready to move on from picture books. It’s a fun and simple story. While not necessarily recommended for adults, I would recommend for kids in the 1st to 3rd grade age range. I would also recommend checking out the Secrets of Droon series by Tony Abbott and the Nathaniel Fludd Beastologist series by RL LaFevers.
Recommended by Patty Cone,
Eight-year-old Drake is snatched up by the King's