A dragonkeeper of Paladin, Kale is summoned from the Hall to The Bogs by the Wizard Fenworth to serve as his apprentice and tend his newly hatched meech dragon, Regidor. But Kale isn’t going alone. The Hall is sending a student to monitor her performance and report back to the scholars. Worst of all, it’s Bardon- an older boy Kale finds irritating, but who at least can hold his own in a sword fight.
Meanwhile, the Wizard Risto has seized another meech dragon, bringing him dangerously close to gaining the power he seeks. So with only a motley band of companions, Kale sets out on a desperate quest to rescue the second meech, to free those dragons already enslaved, and to thwart Risto’s devious plans. It’s up to Kale to lead the search and to embrace the role that’s rightfully hers. But will her efforts be enough to save the land of Amara from the dark future that awaits at Risto’s hands?
Synopsis from Goodreads.
DragonQuest truly is a satisfying, humorous, and adventurous sequel to DragonSpell. I greatly enjoyed every chapter and was eager to start the third book, DragonKnight. However, my review of this book will be brief for it simply built upon the positive attributes given to it in my previous review. It was not better or worse than DragonSpell, and I was very pleased with that.
The existing characters were as equally as enjoyable as they were in the first book and some newer characters were also enjoyable. Though this book is also written from Kale’s perspective, her intricate perception of those around her help flesh out the characters, bringing the reader a better understanding and enjoyment of each one. However, I found Kale to be altered in some ways. She seemed grumpier much of the book, but in no way was she unpleasant or annoying…just grumpier. I can’t say this was due to a poor character arc, for it remained true to her character.
The storyline, however, I found to fail a bit. Though the adventure and anticipation one receives from reading this book is thrilling, the most climactic part takes place in the second to last chapter. The conclusion of the book happens very fast. I didn’t like it very much and am hoping that the last two books have a better climax than the first two.
Triggers: Scary imagery of monster, violence in association with the said monsters, and magic. There is less “evil magic” described in this book than in the last book. Similarly, it contains an equal balance of “good magic”.
Overall, DragonQuest is a great sequel for all fantasy-loving ages! The world, characters, Biblical allegory, and story are all enthralling!
Thanks for reading my review, everyone! Y’all really need to read this book!
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