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A good read if you're looking for something light that doesn't require a lot of brain power.
Reviewed by Gary, age 13
I've just finished this book and I really enjoyed it!
Tom and his Grandfather (who is a mad professor who experiments with animals and insects) create a dragon called Tannis from a newt and bats' wings. An accident happens and a growth liquid spills and Tannis becomes HUGE and causes destruction in the town of Finsborough. Worse than that, the liquid seeps into the ground and all the ants and other insects also become huge and deadly and havoc reigns over a lot of Scotland. Tom, Grandad and Kate Duncan and her family struggle with these deadly beasties and try to find a way to get things back to normal.
It was really fun the way Grandad found ways to keep the Duncan farm safe from the insects as he tried to repair the damage he had caused. Tom is the real hero of the story as you can tell that he had reservations about what his Grandad did and felt that part of the destruction was also his fault as he had helped Grandad create the dragon in the first place.
I would give this book 5 out of 5 as it is great fun and a bit scary at times as the main characters battle for their lives against giant, flying, deadly ants and other deadly insects and creatures. The story races along and it's hard to put down as I just wanted to see what was coming next. I hope that Mr. Meikle writes another story with these characters.
In the beginning of the story, Tom and his Granddad are busy making a dragon. Just when it seemed like everything was going according to plan, Granddad's special growth formula spills onto the ground. In all the confusion, Tom and his Granddad discover that where granddad's house once stood, there is now a giant hole swarming with giant-size insects. Now that all hell has broken loose, Tom and Granddad must team up with the farmer's daughter Kate, to try to save all man kind. But they are going to need some big help, the kind of help that a dragon can provide...
Over all, I thought Generations was an entertaining story and the characters were well developed. I especially liked Granddad, who had a twisted and funny sense of humor. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys fantasy books but I would not recommend it for anyone under the age of 10 as it was a little violent and could be a little scary for a younger audience.