Series: Dragon Keepers #2
Published by Random House Books for Young Readers on September 22nd 2009
Number of Pages: 169
Genres: Adventure, Fantasy, Middle Grade, Urban
Purchase: At Amazon
It's been raining for days, and dragon keepers Jesse and Daisy have been stuck inside with their dragon, Emmy. As soon as the rain stops, they are out of the house in a flash. First on their list of things to do? To find out what the villainous Dr. St. George—a dragon slayer in disguise—is up to.
But Dr. St. George isn’t in his office at the college, and all of his stuff is gone! Jesse, Daisy, and Emmy quickly discover St. George’s latest evil plan: to take over the forest and find the magic golden ax that is buried there. To make matters worse, he has also enslaved the mythical beings that are returning to Goldmine City. Can the two dragon keepers and their dragon free the hobgoblins and dryads under St. George’s power and return the forest to right?
In this book we get to meet dryads and hobgoblins, as well as old friends and enemies. I loved how Daisy and Jesse went from thinking the hobgoblins must be evil because they were so ugly, to being friends and finding them kind of cute.
Emmy is larger now, and just as adorable. She’s speaking in full sentences, but with her own twists and flair. She’s also learning new magics, especially if they help her get her way.
The art is still cute and I love how every chapter has a little glimpse of what’s happening because of the pictures.
The book is a quick read, but totally engrossing. There are never any moments that fall into the ‘too scary’ areas, but at the same time, there’s always that little moment of ‘will they escape?’ If you like books about dragons and haven’t read this series yet, you need to give it a try.