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?
The moment I found out Brandon Mull was releasing a follow up to his infamous Fablehaven series I pre-ordered it and when I had the chance to read an advanced copy it was like having Christmas all over again. My kids and I LOVED Fablehaven so I was openly optimistic and very enthused when I discovered his newest book was going to pick up where the previous series ended but focus on Dragons this time.
Brandon Mull did NOT disappoint in this new book.
His book is full of a detailed world any of would love to visit but to see it described through a child’s eyes makes it better. I always find it interesting how he describes the scenery a second time through the eyes of those who don’t know they’re surrounded by magic because it adds this whole other layer to the setting. I felt like I was actually walking around the Dragon Sanctuary. I wish there had been a little more about the Fairy Kingdom when Kendra went in but I cut Mull slack because he did describe it as a world undergoing repair.
His dialogue was perfect. I could feel Kendra’s, and everyone else’s, exasperation with Seth. Newel and Doran always make me laugh so bringing them back was a treat. I like how he really captures so many different types of character personalities to the point you feel like these are all real whether you’re talking about a human or magical being.
I’ve read spin-off series or sequels where it was so bad you felt like a disservice had been done to the original or that it came off like the author wrote it as quickly as possible to capitalize on the money without caring about their fans. This new book was thankfully not tainted by either of those issues. New characters were added to freshen up the story line, a plausible plot line has been created and it seemed like Mull took the time and attention needed to create something that would appeal to his fans who wanted more Fablehaven without sacrificing what made it so great in the first place.
I am hopeful after reading this that the future books will hold onto the same charm and wonder he created in the first series.
Thank you to Netgalley and Shadow Mountain Publishing for allowing me to review this book.
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*synopsis and pic from amazon.com