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- Print Length: 231 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1496056450
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publication Date: April 29, 2014
- Sold by: Amazon.com Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00K0XKWVY
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- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,771,864 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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The Dragon's Egg (Relics of Mysticus Book 3) Kindle Edition
An Amazon Book with Buzz: "Sweet Sorrow" by David Nicholls
"With fully fleshed-out characters, terrific dialogue, bountiful humor, and genuinely affecting scenes, this is really the full package of a rewarding, romantic read."—Booklist Learn more
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Author: H B Bolton
Star Rating: 5 Stars
Number of Readers: 38
‘What a wonderful book! Fantastic cover and a story full of twists and trurns. Pace is very important in a book of this nature; thankfully, this book has it in spades!’ Teacher
‘We just looked at myths and legends in school and I spotted lots in this book. It was fun to read. I liked Evan and I enjoyed the many thinks that happened to him on this adventure,’ Boy, aged 11
‘I liked the cliffhanger at the end. Now I want to read the next book.’ Girl, aged 10
‘My two children enjoyed this very much. They seems to particularly like the unicorn and the Dungeon of Dreadful Dreams. I will now have to hunt down the other books in the set.’ Parent
Of the 38 readers:
38 thought the cover was superb.
21 thought the plot was the best.
2 thought the myths and legends were the best.
7 thought the pacing was the best.
38 would read another book by this author.
‘A fantastically fun, fantastically exciting fantasy adventure. A BRONZE MEDAL WINNER!’ The Wishing Shelf Awards
This time around the siblings dive into Arthurian myth and travel to the world of Medieval Legends. It's here they face off with new foes, encounter faeries, learn more about their totem powers, and search for Emrys (the great wizard Merlin) who is feared to have been captured by The Lady of the Lake who seems to be in cahoots with Alamaz. It's again left up to Evan, Claire, and their impish sidekick Dunkle to locate the dragon's egg relic so that they can restore order to the realms.
As a lover of Arthurian legend I was really happy with how the author wove the lore into the story. Each medieval reference had me wishing for more. Every Relics of Mysticus novel improves upon the last with the siblings maturing, more built-in history, world expansion, and fun adventures. We're even given a huge secret reveal that ties into how Claire and Evan can enter Sagaas which gives us something to look forward to in the future. By the last page you're left hooked for the next.
The Dragon's Egg is an exciting fantasy young adult read. It has a great balance of action and magic that'll keep readers coming back for more. Bolton spins myth in a really fun way. This series has been a pleasure to read and I'm eager to see where she takes these heroic characters in The Mummy's Amulet!
Evan and Claire are still in Sagaas, and they need to traverse into the realm of Avalon. Alamaz has escaped from the Dungeon of Dreadful Dreams and has enlisted Emrys’s (or known by Merlin to most) student, the Lady of the Lake, in his struggle for power. The Dragon’s Egg has gone missing, and Alamaz now controls the dangerous and deadly dragon Thrakon. Unfortunately for Evan, Claire and Dunkle, Tom Thumb, guardian of the portal into Avalon, is very picky in admitting passage. Chatyon reappears from book two, but Tom Thumb is adamant about not allowing him into Avalon.
King Gwyn ap Nudd, the King of the Fae, aids the much-revered Dunkle in their upcoming journey. Did I mention that Emrys (ahem, Merlin) must also be found? Gwyn gives the Band of Unlikely Heroes a couple of treasures to the Fae, extremely valuable items that are offered unexpectedly.
Evan and Claire must go through the Dungeon of Dreadful Dreams, and it is a difficult thing to do. They see illusions that could easily sidetrack and scare them, and they must go on. For Evan it is an even more difficult journey because he is not allowed to change into his dragon form, his totem. Along the way they pick up a couple other characters, both who end up surprising me, and one who ended up abandoning the group. I suspected the wrong character, in that particular case. However, like Amadaeya did in book two, this character also redeems himself later, and just might be the reason Dunkle is revived.
Along the way, Evan and Claire learn that Dunkle has had a sibling pair of apprentices before, and one of those is someone near and dear to their hearts. Throughout the journey they continue to get tidbits about this person’s time in Sagaas, and come to realize Dunkle is keeping some major information from them – vital information, it turns out. Again in this book there are many instances of seduction, and in one event Evan actually hurts Claire. Yikes!
At one point, I thought they were all gonners. I did not see a viable solution to their predicament. Alamaz, of course, takes that opportunity to pull the psychological “Now that I have you down, I will take up all this time telling you my evil plan” – sort of. Then, he forces Evan’s hand, and Evan changes into his totem. It’s all downhill for the Band of Unlikely Heroes from there.
I LOVED this book. It pits Evan and Claire against Dunkle in the most hurtful way, and they perservere and refuse to believe anything but the best about him. To go in hand with that, when all seems lost for poor Dunkle, the pair shows genuine emotion and love for this small creature who can sometimes smell like rotten eggs.
For a time, this book dragged in the middle. I think Bolton was setting up her footwork for the ending and the next book, but again this book seemed a slight wild goose chase, but not quite like the last book (in which the Trickster actually reveals that indeed it was).
Despite that, I cannot wait to get the fourth book. I know it will be packed with even more adventure and the mysterious someone I cannot reveal to you that Evan and Claire know, well, I think that person will show up in the fourth book and I am looking forward to it in more ways that I can reveal.