I was happily surprised. This book looked very interesting, and being a fan of the Fablehaven series, I wanted to read it. I was impressed with the art and presentation of this book. It was carefully put together to further explore magical creatures and the lore of the magical world. The book describes almost all magical artifacts, creatures, locations, demons, and dragons that were mentioned (not just featured) in the Fablehaven series. I would recommend this book be read by children 8 years and up. It is a wonderful and informative addition to the Fablehaven series. This was perfect for those who couldn't get enough of Fablehaven, and those who can't wait for Dragonwatch!
If you or your child are looking for a book similar to this to tide you over until 'Dragonwatch' I would recommend 'Arthur Spiderwick's Field Guide to the Fantastical World Around You,' from Holly Black's Spiderwick Series. It's a great part of another children's series that also deals with fairies and other magical creatures.
What an absolutely fascinating book!
Illustrations are FANTASTIC!
Information is SPELLBINDING!
You will read about:
* Artifact and Items
* and Wizards
Hand-written notes in the margins (often humorous) give you added insights from those who have been the caretakers before you-
Do not read this book right before bed--
Or better yet--maybe you should-- to be prepared for those that walk the night!
SUCH A GREAT BOOK!
Also includes clues to the sequel that will come in 2016-- DRAGONWATCH--
I have the kindle version, so I couldn't see all of the amazing illustrations, but there were a few, and they were great. I love Brandon Dorman's artwork. It was fun to learn about all the different creatures, plants, demons, etc. of the world of Fablehaven. Each description is very detailed and it was fun to go back and remember some of the characters from the first books. I think this book is done very well, and if you loved Fablehaven then you will definitely want this book! You may read my full review on my book blog: the-readathon.blogspot.com.