Friday, May 18, 2007

Dugald Steer's The Dragon's Eye

This title was a perfectly fine read. It is number one in a series that I'm sure will be extensive. Reading it with Dragonology and The Dragonology Handbook would have probably been helpful.

Two children get sent to visit Dr. Drake, dragonologist, because their parents can't make it back from India, 1880ish. They learn about dragons, help solve a mystery, and fight villians. Fairly standard stuff for fantasies. My son declined reading it for reasons unknown.

Sorry to damn with faint praise, but this book reads like it was written by a committee. Or Candlewick gave an outline of the entire series to an author and told him to write. It ties into the other books very heavily. I'm curious to see if there is a Pirateology or Egytology series.

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