My Ratings : 3.5 stars
Genre: Children’s Fiction/Fantasy/Adventure
About this Book :
Darkness has awoken once again within the shadows. Three unlikely Welsh teenagers and a young dragon fall mysteriously into each other’s lives as destiny is forced to intervene. Lizzie-Ann the white witch of Mwmbwls is already aware of the impending threat they face, but even she doesn’t have all the answers. Dylan attempts to train his dragon Heulwen. Seren receives a gift from nature that no other magical being has received in centuries and Emyr uncovers a dark secret that has been kept from him his whole life. Let’s just hope they have enough time to prepare for what is to come. We all now depend on them! Including you!
This is the kind of book you read to your kids (to teach them patience) because (a) cliffhanger and (b) It’s in parts! So you need to wait till the next part before you finally delve in the story. This part is mainly just introducing the characters and this new world with dragons. A big war has just ended and now there’s peace but there is something darkness that has awoken that nobody knows about yet. Basically we know nothing about the war yet, just that many people died. What was it about? Who was fighting? No idea.
The further chapters introduce 4 characters. Dylan , a teenager boy who wants to teach his dragon to fly. I loved the adorable Heuwlen, who ever thought that dragons could be CUTE! Seren, a girl who wants to control her magic, Emyr son of a Lord, who has a kind heart and dream of getting a dragon of his own and Lizzie Ann, the helpful witch. And the rest is just conversations and routine of these four characters. Pirates that are also there, along with secrets about Emery’s mother. I didn’t find that there was much to the story but that’s mainly because it’s so short. The foundation for a good fantasy world has been built but I can’t be sure of anything till I read Part 2.
However, IMPRINTED COVER that I just love to touch and it came with a beautiful bookmark and what can I say I’m a cover slut. I just love to see the book on my shelf. So THANK you to the publishers for sending me a review copy in exchange for an honest review.
Wait wait, did I mention it was illustrated? Yep, beautiful illustrations done by David Platt