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Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Blog Tour: Dragonwatch: Wrath of the Dragon King by Brandon Mull

Wrath of the Dragon King by Brandon Mull

Book Description:

War has come to the dragon sanctuaries of the world and nowhere is the danger more intense than at Wyrmroost. After a humiliating defeat at the hands of Kendra and Seth, Celebrant, King of Dragons, prepares to unleash his fury and take control of his native preserve. Armed with information from a new ally Ronodin, the dark unicorn Celebrant seeks a legendary talisman the dominion stone.

However, the powerful stone is protected by a cursed castle. Upon entering the castle fortress, an unyielding power strips all magical beings of their power and forces Celebrant to take his human avatar form. Kendra and Seth must enter the cursed castle as well. The race is on. Will the two young caretakers rally enough support from the creatures of Wyrmroost against the greatest threat the magical community has faced in ages? Can they foil Celebrant's plan and beat him to the mighty dominion stone? Or will all hope be shattered by the wrath of the Dragon King?

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Collin's Review:

When I heard that the second book in the Dragonwatch series was out, I snapped up a copy as soon as I could get my hands on it. I have enjoyed all of Brandon Mull's Fablehaven and now Dragonwatch books.
In this book, Kendra and Seth use their talents and cooperation to help each other and get themselves in to and out of many difficult situations. We get to learn more about their cousins, Knox and Tess, who finally learn about the truth of the sanctuaries, and figuratively jump in with both feet to help save the world as well.
I really enjoyed the story that Brandon Mull has given us in this book, and can't wait to read the next 3 books in the series. . .I hope they come out VERY soon. (No spoilers, but I need to find out how they are all going to fix what happened at the end of this one!)

Andrea's Review:
 
It has been over a year and half since I read the first book in this series, and I'll admit I didn't remember much about what had happened. Wrath of the Dragon King seems to start where the other book left off, so it might be a good idea to re-read the first book so you aren't confused about who the characters are and what is going on.
I agreed to review this book thinking my kids would really like it. Sadly, I was mixing this one up with another series, and my kids haven't read this series yet (although my son recently started the first Fablehaven book). Neither child was interested in jumping into this book not being caught up (and both were a little weirded out by the flying rabbit on the cover). 
Wrath of the Dragon King is fast paced and packed with all sorts of magical characters. There are intense moments, but it's broken up with humor. I enjoyed the comic relief from the satyrs. 
 
Rorie's Review:
 
I remember the first time I picked up a Fablehaven book. I was at my in-laws house, looking for something to pass a little bit of free time. I ended up getting completely sucked into the book, reading as much of it as I could before we headed back home. After that, it didn't take me very long to read the rest of the series. Brandon Mull has such a gift for drawing the reader in and bringing all of these magical creatures to life. I think Newel and Doren are my favorite repeating characters in this series. So goofy and complete clowns, in their own endearing way.

I have learned that when a book like this come in the mail, I need to hide it until I can read it, because if my older two get a hold of it, I might never see it again. That was the case with this book. I finally got it back from one son, only to have my other son abscond with it. I finally had to resort to listening to the audio book (Kirby Heyborne does an amazing job with all the voices, in case you're interested.)

So, with a little (lot of) arm twisting, here the reviews from my sons:

10 y.o.
I liked how Kendra, Calvin, Seth and their friends had to work together on the Stormgard puzzle. My favorite characters were the talking animals. I liked how Ronodin was evil but seemed nice.

13 y.o.
This book had numerous different twists that I did not see coming. The way he ended one of the chapters was very surprising. I feel that including Patton a lot more adds a lot more to the story. I feel that Seth has definitely grown much more mature from the first book of Fablehaven to now.
 
Tarah's Review:
 
There is nothing better than a good clean entertaining YA book. This one sucked me right in, and I was cursing all the other stuff and people that needed attention. "Can't you see I'm busy?" Unfortunately life had to happen, and it made this book take a back seat. But you know how I know this is an awesome book? Once Mull introduced something I kept thinking, when are they going to figure out the castle? Or, when is Ronodin going to come back into play? I was super excited to see how everything would turn out, and how the mysteries would unfold. 

I will admit that it's been a long time since I read the first book, and I was a little confused since this book starts where that one stops. Also, there are a lot, and I mean A LOT of characters and sometimes I couldn't figure out who everyone was for awhile. 

I can't wait to hand this over to my kids. I think they are going to eat it right up.
 
Title: Dragonwatch: Wrath of the Dragon King
Authors: Brandon Mull
Publisher: Shadow Mountain
Published: October 2018
ISBN: 9781629724867
Source: We received copies from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
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