Book Review: Dragonwatch

Book Review: DragonwatchDragonwatch: A Fablehaven Adventure by Brandon Mull
Series: Dragonwatch #1
on March 14th 2017
Pages: 384
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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?

thought

Dragonwatch is first in a sequel series to Fablehaven, one of my favorite middle grade series. An unfortunate side effect of defeating the demons was giving the dragons more confidence and want to leave their sanctuaries. When Seth and Kendra become installed as the new caretakers of Wyrmroost in the hope that they can strengthen the barriers against Celebrant – a dragon who also is part caretaker of Wyrmroost but would rather have all the dragons freed of the sanctuary.

Seth is up to his crazy antics again and although he can be annoying, I love him and his somewhat blabbermouth ways. Kendra is the more level headed of the pair and seems to make up for what Seth lacks in tact. Kendra is still quite in love with Bracken and keeps in touch with him via a horn while she is at Wyrmroost. Seth and Kendra seek a way to strengthen the sanctuary – they have to visit the Somber Knight, meet one of the oldest dragon kings, and survive a dreamland where they could potentially die. All to get a scepter that hopefully will help.

I really enjoyed this volume and seeing many of my favorite characters again. I liked meeting new creatures like The Fair Folk – and revisiting other magical creatures and characters. There’s a bit of a cliffhanger and I’m biting my nails a bit to see what will happen next.

Verdict:

Another action packed book with plenty of humor, danger, and crazy plans.

Kristen

Kristen is the co-blog owner of The Book Monsters. Kristen is an Elementary School Library Media Specialist in the Chicago suburbs who loves reading. Why else would she be a librarian?
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