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Reviews by Tag: dragons

Teen Review
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Donita K. Paul
Reviewer's Rating: 
3
Wednesday, Mar 22, 2017

Cantor has waited his whole life to leave his mentor and become a protector of all the realms. But he quickly realizes after he steps through his first portal that his job will be incredibly dangerous and difficult. The realms are plagued by crime and cruelty and even the members of the noble Realm Walkers Guild can not be trusted. To make matters worse, his first assignment to find with a dragon to help him has led him to one that will not leave him alone and is clearly not up to the task. With the help of new friends, he needs to uncover the secrets of the corrupt guild before they...

Teen Review
Seraphina by Rachel Hartman
Rachel Hartman
Reviewer's Rating: 
4
Thursday, May 12, 2016

Seraphina is half-dragon, and in a kingdom of deep mistrust between humans and dragons despite the peace treaty, she is in constant danger as a musician of the royal court. But when a member of the royal family is murdered and all clues points to the dragons, she discovers, along with the prince and a guard, hints of a plot to destroy the already fragile peace.

This is one of the most unique dragon books you'll ever read. This book was so lovely and charming. I loved the characters and the world building, the story was touching and the main character relatable and believable....

Teen Review
Christopher Paolini
Reviewer's Rating: 
5
Wednesday, Feb 17, 2016

One day, Eragon finds a polished blue stone when he is hunting in the forest. He thinks only that it might be able to help feed his family during the winter. But when a baby dragon hatches out of it, he realizes he has accidentally stumbled upon an ancient legacy as old as the Empire itself. Overnight, his life is shattered and he is forced to embark on a dangerous journey through the Empire that is ruled by an evil king who wants to kill him. With only the help of a powerful sword and an old storyteller, will he be able to take on the duties of a dragon rider and save the Empire?

I...

Staff Review
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Noelle Stevenson
Reviewer's Rating: 
4
Thursday, Nov 19, 2015

The wild, unpredictable shapeshifter Nimona has just appointed herself sidekick to archvillain Lord Ballister Blackheart, promising to aid him in his quest to prove to the kingdom that the Institute of Law Enforcement and Heroics is up to no good.  But NImona doesn't play by the normal rules, and she quickly has everyone in an uproar wondering just who she is and where her mysterious powers come from.

Staff Review
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Rachel Hartman
Reviewer's Rating: 
5
Thursday, May 28, 2015

Such great world building. Such excellent character development. Such a detailed, compelling story. Such a refreshing pleasure every moment I spent with it.

Teen Review
Donita K. Paul
Reviewer's Rating: 
5
Wednesday, Dec 17, 2014

Cantor is a realm walker. He can pass through the Portals to other planes.  His whole life has been building up to when he'll find his dragon and go on fabulous adventures. But, the authorities are corrupt and Cantor learns that not everything is quite as calm as it seems.

The book was pretty good. It certainly pulled me in. I found myself reading hours into the night because I just had to know more. The character development was beautiful. Truly the best I've seen for a while. And not only that, but the relationships between the characters matured wonderfully and overall I'm very...

Staff Review
Soulbound by Heather Brewer
Heather Brewer
Reviewer's Rating: 
4
Wednesday, Jun 19, 2013

In a world ruled by Barrons, magically gifted fighters, and their soulbound Healers, Kaya grew up in a small unskilled village. The daughter of two Barrons-in-hiding, as Barrons are not meant to marry each other, Kaya knows nothing of the hierarchy of Barrons and Healers that keep the countryside safe from Graplars (large dragonlike creatures) until one attacks at the village fair, killing her best friend. By killing the beast, her father draws attention to the family and Kaya is forced to attend Shadow Academy to become a healer.