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March 08, 2017  
 
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Dragonwatch

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ISBN:
9781629722566
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384pp
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Series Vol.#:
01
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Overview

In the long-awaited sequel to Fablehaven, the dragons who have been kept at the dragon sanctuaries no longer consider them safe havens, but prisons and they want their freedom. The dragons are no longer our allies....

In the hidden dragon sanctuary of Wyrmroost, Celebrant the Just, King of the Dragons, plots his revenge. He has long seen the sanctuaries as prisons, and he wants nothing more than to overthrow his captors and return the world to the Age of Dragons, when he and his kind ruled and reigned without borders. The time has come to break free and reclaim his power.

No one person is capable of stopping Celebrant and his dragon horde. It will take the ancient order of Dragonwatch to gather again if there is any chance of saving the world from destruction. In ancient times, Dragonwatch was a group of wizards, enchantresses, dragon slayers, and others who originally confined the majority of dragons into sanctuaries. But nearly all of the original Dragonwatch members are gone, and so the wizard Agad reaches out to Grandpa Sorenson for help.

As Kendra and Seth confront this new danger, they must draw upon all their skills, talents, and knowledge as only they have the ability to function together as a powerful dragon tamer. Together they must battle against forces with superior supernatural powers and breathtaking magical abilities.

How will the epic dragon showdown end? Will dragons overthrow humans and change the world as we know it?

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3.5  (1)
Characters 
 
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Discuss the setting and the role it played. Describe when and where the story takes place.
Who are the main characters? What problems or conflicts does each character face in the book? Briefly describe each character.
What are the good points of this book? What did the author do well? Tell why you liked the book.
What, if any, were the bad points in the book? What did you feel the author did poorly? Tell why you didn't like the book.
This is where you give a brief summary of the book. Tell about at least two events that took place in the story. Don't give away the ending but give a 20 second synopsis that describes the story.
Without giving away the ending tell whether or not the ending was satisfying. Did the end fit the story?
Overall rating 
 
3.3
Story held my interest 
 
4.0
Writing style 
 
3.5
Characters 
 
2.5

Decent Novel

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Setting
The story takes place in present day on a sanctuary for dragons called Wyrmroost. Most humans are unaware of the existence of magical beings because it is shielded from them. This creates potential issues and potential benefits throughout the story. At the beginning of the story they are in Fablehaven which is a sanctuary owned by the kids grandparents that they had helped at before.
Characters
Kendra is a fairly good representation of how a teenager would actually act. You can see this in the way she makes decisions. She is romantically involved with another character in the book but the relationship is not very detailed. Seth, the younger sibling, tends to act more immature than he is which can be frustrating at times and he makes bad choices but none of them seem to affect the overall plot line. It is as if he can get away with whatever he wants. I feel like that is unrealistic. The character Hendrick plays an important role even though he is a minor character. He leads the children around Wyrmroost showing them how to survive in such a dangerous environment. He is likable and fun. I feel that he adds to the story and wish that the author had expanded more on him during his interactions with the siblings.
Good Points
Brandon Mull is an expert at creating a very flushed out mythical world. There is a lot of detail put into each character and it is consistent throughout the story. The sense of magic he adds to this book makes it very enjoyable to read and especially enjoyable to think about. He alternates between the point of view of Seth and the point of view of Kendra which shows some skill in writing for two characters at once.
Bad Points
The actions of characters in the book are sometimes unrealistic or do not make sense. I feel like while his world is well developed, the characters are not. Reading how they talk and think annoys me throughout the story. The events in the story are also quite stereotypical. You can usually predict the path the story is taking before it happens while you can tell The author wants it to be a surprise. Much of what happens in Dragonwatch will make significantly less sense to the reader if they have not read the Fablehaven series. I feel like this is not a very reader friendly way to write.
Plot Summary
The book Dragonwatch by Brandon Mull is a story where two kids, Seth and Kendra, find themselves mixed up in an adventure when a sanctuary for dragons starts falling apart. Celebrant, the king of the dragons, is constantly bombarding them with attacks and it is the job of the kids to stop him. The quest takes them all over the sanctuary bringing them in contact with many different creatures including a troll, an alcetaur, and even a griffin.
Ending
The ending was a good resolution to a small temporary issue that was introduced close to the end of the book. I felt like they did not address the underlying themes and larger issues that were created throughout the story and it was fairly unsatisfying. This novel gave me more perspective on the difference between my current reading level and my reading level from 5 years ago. I have improved a lot and notice parts of the text that I had not paid attention to before. Brandon Mull was trying to give his audience a sense of wonder by bringing them into his world.
Do you recommend this book?
No
Language
G
Sexual Content
G
Violence
PG
Drug and Alcohol Use
G
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