Summary: 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. How will the epic dragon showdown end? Will dragons overthrow humans and change the world as we know it?
Wow! WHERE TO BEGIN? First, I wanna say thank you to Shadow Mountain Publishing, Before blogging, I would have never even dreamed that I’d be able to interview a book that one of my favorite authors of all time had written. I never thought I’d be here, in my yoga pants typing my review of a book, with a newborn sister in between me and the laptop, and quickly typing as fast as I can before she stirs. I guess life has it’s surprising, right?
In short, I just want to say thank you to EVERYONE that contributed to my love of books, I am in your debt!
Anyway, now that the sappy stuff’s over, let’s dive right into this review!
For those who may have skipped the summary( I do too), Dragonwatch is the sequel series to the Fablehaven series. Going into this book, I had high expectations. It was one of the books that got me into reading, the author was SUPER nice, and the illustrations were always BEAUTIFUL. Needless to say, I had high expectations.
It’s not that I was disappointed, It’s just that I didn’t get exactly what I asked for.
It’s like ordering a hamburger, you want it right. If you ordered no bacon, then you expect NO BACON. But, on a rare occasion, the waiter decides to bring something different than what you expected. You like it, but you wish it had been done right the first time.
This is exactly how I feel going into this book.
One of the reasons I didn’t love it as much as I thought I would be because it just felt like a BIG, LONG, introduction. Yes, I know, the fight was ALSO amazing. But still, half the time the book was explaining this new world and I thought we were already past that, I guess I thought wrong.
I still liked it, but it wasn’t what I expected going into another Fablehaven book.
The characters were REALLY GOOD. It was weird, their voices sounded almost exactly like they were in Fablehaven. It was if no time passed between books. Brandon did an AMAZING job re-discovering all of his character’s voices, it REALLY paid off in the long run.
The plot was simple and yet complex at the same time. The world was REALLY interesting. It was nice to expand on it, add new things, but still, contain the mystery and wonder at Fablehaven. I do have to admit that I wasn’t as enthralled like I was when I started the Fablehaven series, but then again it’s WAY different. Things are the same, but there is a darker tone/vibe going on in the story, and I LIKE IT!
Overall this was a pretty good story. I would TOTALLY recommend buying it, and if you haven’t read the Fablehaven series, START! What’s keeping you from reading greatness?
Thank’s for reading this post, my names Jared, and I’ll have another post up soon, BYE!!!
Star Rating: 4.5/5