Monday, September 30, 2019
The Last Dragon by James Riley- Review and Giveaway!
Welcome to Middle-Grade Monday! Today I am reviewing a brand new release, The Last Dragon by James Riley! It goes on sale next week on Oct. 8th. The publisher is offering a copy of books 1 and 2 in the series to ONE lucky winner in the US. To enter, fill out the rafflecopter form below.
And weirdly, Fort’s not the only one at the Oppenheimer School having these nightmares. His new roommate, Gabriel, seems to know more than he’s letting on about this dragon as well. And why does everyone at the school seem to do whatever Gabriel says? What’s his secret?
Fort’s going to need the help of his friends Cyrus, Jia, and Rachel if he’s going to have any chance of keeping the Old Ones from returning to Earth. Unless the Old Ones offer something Fort could never turn down.
First off, this is book two in the series and I did not read the first one. Luckily, the author does a great job of releasing info so that the reader fully understands what came before. However, some of the things he mentions seem really cool and I wish I'd read the first book. So my recommendation is to read the first one.
The story starts off with Fort now at the new Oppenheimer school for magical kids. He can't forget that his father was taken in the last book, so the entire theme of this second book is to find and recover dad. Everything Fort does is to accomplish this goal. The story starts a bit slow and I had to push myself to keep reading so I could get to the juicy stuff. Once the story gets rolling, I went along for the ride and loved Fort's adventure into another universe to rescue his dad.
There is a great twist that took me by surprise and loyal friends to save the day. I enjoyed the story and can't wait to see what happens in book 3. I'm giving it 4 stars!
JAMES RILEY lives in Virginia. He is the author of Half Upon a Time, Twice Upon a Time, and The Story Thieves series. Find him online at james-riley-author.tumblr.com or on Twitter @_JamesRiley_. Author Photo by Maarten de Boer
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