Monday, February 13, 2017

MMGM -- Dragonwatch


Marvelous Middle Grade Monday


Dragonwatch
by Brandon Mull


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In the long-awaited sequel to Fablehaven, the dragons who have been kept at the dragon sanctuaries no longer consider them safe havens, but prisons and they want their freedom. The dragons are no longer our allies.... 
In the hidden dragon sanctuary of Wyrmroost, Celebrant the Just, King of the Dragons, plots his revenge. He has long seen the sanctuaries as prisons, and he wants nothing more than to overthrow his captors and return the world to the Age of Dragons, when he and his kind ruled and reigned without borders. The time has come to break free and reclaim his power.
No one person is capable of stopping Celebrant and his dragon horde. It will take the ancient order of Dragonwatch to gather again if there is any chance of saving the world from destruction. In ancient times, Dragonwatch was a group of wizards, enchantresses, dragon slayers, and others who originally confined the majority of dragons into sanctuaries. But nearly all of the original Dragonwatch members are gone, and so the wizard Agad reaches out to Grandpa Sorenson for help.
As Kendra and Seth confront this new danger, they must draw upon all their skills, talents, and knowledge as only they have the ability to function together as a powerful dragon tamer. Together they must battle against forces with superior supernatural powers and breathtaking magical abilities.

Brandon Mull is, without question, among my favorite authors. When I had the opportunity to receive an advanced copy of Dragonwatch, I jumped at it. As expected, I was not disappointed. This is classic Brandon Mull--excellent world building, powerful character development, and loads of page turning entertainment. DO. NOT. MISS.



Shannon Whitney Messenger decided it was time to give middle grade stories the attention they deserve, and "Marvelous Middle Grade Mondays" was born. 


6 comments:

Joanne Roberts said...

I was very tempted to send for the ARC, but as I haven't read Fablehaven yet, I wasn't sure I could give this book a fair shake. Thanks for the review. So nice to know it'll be worth the wait. I guess I'd better get to the library...

Patricia T. said...

I like stories about dragons, but have not read this series. Looks like I need to read the first book. Thanks for the great review!

Natalie Aguirre said...

Sounds like an awesome story. The world building seems super interesting with lots of high stakes. Glad you got an ARC.

Shadow Mountain Publishing said...

Thanks for this great review of Dragonwatch. This is a sequel series to Fablehaven, but it is definitely a standalone series. There's an opening chapter with exposition about the premise so readers can jump right in as book 1 in the series. If you've read Fablehaven, all the better, as there's a lot of insider information peppered in the text.
-Ilise at Shadow Mountain Publishing.

Ms. Yingling said...

This took me a while to pick up and get through, but it was really good. I definitely am ordering a copy, but what I really need is for Shadow Mountain to rerelease the Fablehaven series in hardcover! Mine are so worn out!

Shadow Mountain Publishing said...

The Fablehaven series is back in print in hardcover as of Dec 2016. Order from your usual reseller or direct from Shadow Mountain Publishing.

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