Monday, November 26, 2018
Wrath of the Dragon King by Brandon Mull- Dragonwatch #2
Kendra and Seth rush to a cursed castle to find the hidden stone, only to be pulled into a centuries old game that has the castle's residents turning into Gold or Silver. Celebrant is there too, but in a human avatar and unable to use his dragon powers. It is a rush to the finish. Whomever finds the stone will be the victor.
The Fablehaven books are always entertaining, and this one keeps up the pattern. In the previous book, Kendra and Seth were able to stop Celebrant from taking over the keeper's head quarters, but now the evil dragon has new plans, and they involve the deaths of both Kendra and Seth.
His first try includes having Kendra abandoned on the road with no way to return to sanctuary. This is the first adventure of the book. Then, he plans to capture the dominion stone. Once all the characters get to the cursed castle things really heat up and Kendra and Seth are pulled into a game set up by a mischievous dwarf. The game has held the residents captive for over a thousand years. Along for the ride also come Kendra and Seth's younger cousins, Knox and Tess, who seem to have some secret powers of their own. New characters and new powers! Oh boy! The author's imagination runs as wild as in previous books and I was amazed at the new situations he developed.
I enjoyed the mysteries, suspense and tension of the entire book and can't wait until the next book in the series comes out! I'm giving this 4 stars!