Reading Level: Middle Grade
Genre: Fantasy/Graphic Novel
Length: 112 pages
Publisher: Kids Can Press
Release Date: April 1, 2014
Stand Alone or Series: 4th book in the Three Thieves series
Source: Borrowed from Library
Rating: 4/5 stars
“In this fourth installment of the Three Thieves fantasy adventure series of graphic novels, Captain Drake’s quest to find Dessa, Topper and Fisk has led him to a remote healing monastery where he believes they have gone to tend Dessa’s broken leg. While pursuing his quarry, Captain Drake finds himself beset by memories of his early days as a young and idealistic knight in King Roderick’s service. Featured as flashbacks, these memories provide readers with important clues to the unfolding story, such as that the King’s Dragons were more loyal to the palace chamberlain, Maarten Greyfalcon, than to the king; that there was a mysterious letter written by the king, meant to be read only at his death, which had disappeared; and that Drake had uncovered a plot to murder the king.”
This is the third book in the Three Thieves series; a middle grade fantasy graphic novel series. There are seven books total in the series and all of them have been released. I liked this book a lot more than the previous one. I felt like this book filled out the world better and showed the reader more history around why things have been happening the way they have.
Although Dessa and crew aren’t in the story much we do get a lot of background on Captain Drake. I have been interested in him as a character since the first book and it was great to learn more background on him.
I am curious now to see where things go in future books. Captain Drake isn’t a bad person, he’s just serving a bad leader. He is going to need to make some decisions in future books about what is more important to him; his loyalty to his leader or to his own moral standing. The mystery behind Dessa’s brother doesn’t make a lot of progress but we do learn quite a bit more about Greyfalcon and his scheming.
Overall this was a fun and quick fantasy graphic novel read. This whole series has been a well done basic fantasy story with some fun characters and an interesting mystery. I am curious to see where the story goes and plan on continuing with the series.
This book goes towards the following reading challenges:
– You Read How Many Books? Reading Challenge