This book is sooooooooooo good
I started reading Fablehaven when my Grandson, Ethan, loaned me his book during one of my Hospital stays. I was SOLD! I then began to get my hands on everything Brandon Mull has written. I even went to one of the book signings in my wheelchair (oh, I am young in Spirit) When I received the email that Brandon hadn't failed his fans, not with his creative mind. I read one review where they said.."It was slow reading through the beginning"....I felt it was like some movies (by the way, I can't believe they haven't made any movies with these stories) the movies start out slow, as this may seem, It sort of brings in what has happened since Seth and Kendra had their victories, The first book of the series was an exciting adventure as Book 2 with the power of the Dragons and the action. I have always been an avid reader and at first I wasn't going to read what was listed as a series for pre-teens. Tell you a secret though, i started Brandon Mull 's series of Fablehaven, Beyonders, Candy Shoppe Wars, and now the sequel to Fablehaven. I feel this is a refreshing collection of books that any age, even those of us with a "young" Spirit discover these delightful books release the child in everyone so experience these books..... and I guarantee you can't just read one! And a note to a comment Brandon said on the video on this site? He was reading part of his 1st Fablehaven(great name) of the series, and he said something about the job he left? Talk about a prompting? So appreciated that you quit that Day Job and let your youthful, creative mind fly. Thank you Brandon Mull, For The Adventures......keep it up.
Sweet book! Sweet read! this is a great read!!!!!!!!!!!!
I love fantasy and have to be careful about the books I buy as their content is not always appropriate for church members. I have no hesitation in recommending the Dragonwatch books as a fantasy book for all the family. I can't wait for the next book to find out what happens next to the caretakers as their lives are full of adventures, including possible death at every turn and I love all the mystical creatures they meet.
The Fablehaven/ Dragonwatch series bring to life my love of fantasy and adventure, though I am not a 'young reader' I am a fan of well written books that carry me into the world of magical creatures and positive role models.
I am 74 years old and an avid reader, however, when i discovered this author and his marvelous characters I was hooked and cannot wait for the next book to quench my thirst for whatever it is that brings me back to Fablehaven.
Wrath of The Dragon King is another, as expected, exemplary piece of fantasy literature from Brandon Mull. As a continuation of his beloved Fablehaven series it continues its appeal of a solid fantasy, including all the beloved aspects of heavier fantasy novels without being so in-depth as to bore the reader. It keeps the fantasy aspect alive without all the other sub-genres dragged into the majority of books in the genre, but keeps all the positives: Amazing creatures, fantastical landscapes, and characters that all stay unique and lovable. Brandon Mull, as always, crafted an amazing novel not soon to be forgotten.
Action packed adventure that left wanting more. Family cannot wait for next installment. Wasn't sure it would be as good as Fablehaven, but it is!!
WRATH OF THE DRAGONS is another release from this author that Fablehaven fans will love. The story is full of dragons and other magical creatures, adventurous quests full of danger, and favorite characters along with a few new ones. If you're a fan of the original series or this new one, this is one story not to miss!
I'll be honest... the beginning of this story was fairly slow. Even my son, who is a huge Fablehaven fan, didn't get too far into it before he picked up another book. However, it's worth reading on as by a fourth of the way through the story intensifies quite a bit and is difficult to put down until the very end. I easily ate up the pages as these characters face insurmountable odds and a dangerous quest against dragons and others full of tricks who would like to see the world crumble. There were a few things I felt were too easy for some and others that were a little annoying, but overall I enjoyed seeing what happened and how it all played out. It felt slightly better than the first book and I'm hoping each subsequent book will just get better. There is quite a bit unresolved at the end of this one. I'm looking forward to seeing what happens in the next book and the two after, as this is supposed to be a five-book series.
In the end, was it what I wished for? For those who are fans of the Fablehaven world and the first book in this series, this is a must read. It's definitely worth sticking through the slow start to get to the climatic ending.
Source: I received a complimentary copy from the publisher, which did not require a positive review nor affect it in any way.
I really loved book two of Dragonwatch: Wrath of the Dragon King. The characters of Kendra and Seth have grown up so much and are faced with even more complex problems as the caretakers of Wyrmroost.It's been fun to see how they've grown into their powers and their roles as caretakers of a dragon sanctuary. They are up against such a formidable foe, Celebrant, King of Dragons. He is so powerful you wonder through the whole book how they will ever come out on top, considering Celebrant has declared war on humanity. There are so many new and exciting things that Kendra and Seth receive to help them in their quest, but there's also so many challenges facing them; especially when they go to an old, spooky castle. This is one of those books that you'll want to read when you have a huge block of time because it's hard to put down. This book is a must read for all Fablehaven fans, but don't read this book until you've read the first book in the Dragonwatch series! These are great books for Middle Grade readers and would make a perfect Christmas gift!
Brandon Mull is one of my favorite authors. And my daughters love his books as well. His books are a must read at our house. In fact, this book has been fought over. You know it’s good when that happens!
This book picks up where the first Dragonwatch left off. If you haven’t read that one, you really need to read it. Before you read any more of this review or before you read this one.
I love how Brandon Mull has kept Seth and Kendra consistent throughout both the Fablehaven series and this one. The reader knows the characters well enough to know how they will respond to things. Both Seth and Kendra are great characters. I love that you get to see things through their perspectives.
Another fun thing about this one is that we get to see things through a newer characters perspective as well. Knox is Seth and Kendra’s cousin. He and Seth seem to be cut from a similar cloth. They are both more curious than they should be about everything. And they both get into trouble because of it.
I loved the fantasy of this one. The way the author describes things like things like the feast with the dragons made it easy for me to picture it in my mind. And there are so many fun and clever things in this one.
If you’re a lover of middle grade books, fantasy stories, or dragons, you will love this book and the whole series.
Better and better!
Brandon Mull has an ability to draw you in. I am a grandma and listened alone because I love it. Kirby is a great person to listen to. I wish he read more books.
I love the Fablehaven series. The stories are compelling and teach valuable lessons. Brandon Mull writes descriptively.
My biggest complaint is that dialogue is frustrating when it goes back and forth Kendra said, Seth said, Grandpa said, and so forth. Even in tense and heated circumstances it is still said said said. Can we get an exclaimed, muttered, declared, whispered, etc.?
Whatever you do, don’t listen to the audio version. Kerby does a great job with the voices but hearing “said” twenty time in a row in a flat deflated voice during impassioned dialogue will drive you nuts.
Many people have a place they love to go where imagination runs wild and reality is forgotten, the Fablehaven universe is that place for me, I’m so glad Dragowatch continues the adventure. This is a middle grade fantasy adventure series.
Seth is back along with his humor; his interactions with other characters are pure entertainment. Kendra helps balance Seth with her thoughtful nature and if I had a journey through the Bewilderness I’d pick Kendra every time. Thank goodness for the somber knight and his trusty ride! Teamwork is on full display as a group of friends work together to solve mysteries and win a contest with the world at stake.
At this point I feel like I’m part of the family. As with the other Fablehaven adventures, Wrath of the Dragon King is well written and even though I’m not a “young” reader I thoroughly enjoyed it and recommend it to anyone that can read… lots of fun.
- I received a complimentary copy of this book. All opinions expressed are my own.
it was great I loved it