Reading Level: Young Adult
Length: 384 pages
Publisher: Shadow Mountain
Release Date: March 14, 2017
Stand Alone or Series: 1st book in the Fablehaven Adventure series
Source: eGalley from NetGalley.com
Rating: 4/5 stars
“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?”
I got an eGalley of this book from NetGalley to review. I really loved the Fablehaven series and was excited to hear that there was going to be an extension of this series. The book ended up being okay, it was good but didn’t blow me away. I think maybe I’ve been away from these characters too long.
The bulk of the story basically involves Kendra and Seth being forced to take over as keepers for the Wyrmroost sanctuary. It was an interesting story and I enjoyed learning more about the dragons. All of our favorite characters were back in the story which was fun to see.
Unfortunately I kept having trouble staying engaged in the story and constantly found my mind wandering. I am not sure if I am just older and don’t enjoy the tone of these books as much or if the storyline just wasn’t as exciting as previous books; but I did struggle a bit to finish this.
Overall this was a decent continuation of the Fablehaven series. I didn’t like this as much as previous Fablehaven books but there were some parts with the dragons that were interesting. I guess I would recommend reading if you are a fan of the original series. I don’t think this book stands alone very well, so I would recommend reading the original Fablehaven books first.