January 6, 2014
Action & Adventure
Blast of the Dragon's Fury
by L. R. W. Lee
Ten-year-old Andy Smithson believes he is merely a kid too often in trouble with his overambitious parents--until his destiny as the Chosen One to break a 500-year-old curse is revealed. Swept away to the land of Oomaldee of medieval times era, he discovers he must collect several ingredients for a magic potion to defeat the oppressive curse that plagues the land, the first of which is the scale of a red dragon. There's just one small problem, he's never battled dragons, except in video games. Armed with only his wits, an ancient sword and a magic key, he must overcome grave peril at every turn before he can even attempt the feat. No pressure, but it's his skill alone that will save - or condemn - the kingdom forever.
"THIS BOOK OPERATES ON MULTIPLE LEVELS" By Robin Leigh Morgan 1 year ago
Being a Book Reviewer as well an author I’ve learned to look pass any editing issues which might exist and concentrate on the story a book has to offer. [To err is human, to forgive divine.]
To begin with book is an allegory of things all young children should learn at an early age: acceptance of others. truth, honesty, integrity, and perseverance. These are concepts which are usually not easily to teach them; concepts which you can’t hit them over their heads nor should you try talking down to them in order to convey this idea - - they would tend to ignore it. [This is what I’d learned in a college Psych class I took years ago.] And I believe this book a wonderful job in trying to accomplish this task.
Andy Smithson there’s a local curse which has been around for 500, and his family feels the time is right to end the curse now, and he’s the one who gets chosen for the task since it was an ancient ancestor who had initiated the curse.
What happens when you thrust a modern-day boy who loves video games, loves to fantasize about knights, dragons and the like to a time when things had been a “reality”? You get the storyline for this book.
I never give away any spoilers from a book, and I’m not going to give any, especially here. While this book will hold the attention of the intend audience of readers, usually boys between the ages of 8 – 14 who are into reading books which are full of action/adventure, fantasy/magic, and of course dragons; there are some girls who will enjoy reading as well [parents will have to decide if their daughter[s] is one of them.
With all things considered, I’m happy to Ms. Lee 5 STARS for her endeavor here.