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Dragonwatch: A Fablehaven Adventure

A Book Review

Garrett Lee, Staffer

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          Dragonwatch: A Fablehaven Adventure was released into bookstores on March 14. It is written as a sequel to the Fablehaven series written by Brandon Mull from 2007-11. I was excited to read it, as I had enjoyed reading the previous books written by this author.

          The story gets off to a somewhat slow start, but once the plot develops, the story gets much more interesting. In the beginning, there are many peculiar mentions that the dragons are growing restless after the fight at the demon prison. They now wished to regain control of the world. Seth and Kendra Sorenson, the grandchildren of the caretaker of the Fablehaven preserve, have their cousins come over for the week. Their two cousins are oblivious to the magical creatures on the preserve, and the Sorensons did not reveal the secret to them. Seth ends up causing trouble with his cousin, and loses privileges to explore the forest.

          Soon after, the family calls a secret meeting with a wizard from a dragon sanctuary. Kendra and Seth find themselves stepping up to become the caretakers for the sanctuary due to problems with the dragons. It was thought that they could reduce the power of the dragon king Celebrant by making a three-way co-leadership. They went to the preserve to speak to Celebrant, who isn’t thrilled about the proposal, but must agree according to the policies of the sanctuary.

          The Sorenson children find themselves in an awkward position, being very young for caretakers. They go to a people called the Fair Folk to be approved as caretakers. From there, they visit the Somber Knight, the dragon slayer on the preserve. He sends them off on a quest that could save the preserve or mean the downfall of the world.

          Once again, Brandon Mull never fails to impress with his strange plots, creative writing, and outlandish characters. I would rate the book a 4 1/2/5 only because I think there could have been a bit more action throughout the middle section of the story. I highly recommend this book if you are into fantasy and appreciate Brandon Mull’s style of writing. It’s a great read, and I thoroughly enjoyed the different interactions between the characters, and I will look for book 2 of the Dragonwatch series when it is released.

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Dragonwatch: A Fablehaven Adventure