- File Size: 4708 KB
- Print Length: 192 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Full Moon Enterprises (February 3, 2014)
- Publication Date: February 3, 2014
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00I89Z7V2
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
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Monster Academy: I Will Not Eat People Kindle Edition
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The issue is that while it's easy to like Ruddy and Principle Mortis, this is a very short book without much plot, and what plot it has resolves abruptly and easily with a convenient confession by the villain in front of the King. After all the time spent detailing the background of Monster Academy and building up the crisis, it just ends. Worse, it turns out that one of the students had the answer the entire time, and didn't tell anyone what was going on for no identifiable reason.
While it doesn't end on a cliffhanger, it still feels like an incomplete book. Nothing is really resolved except the immediate crisis, and there are a host of obvious character arcs that start but don't go anywhere. Since it's the first of 3 Monster Academy books, it's clear it's more of one novel split into 3 fairly short segments.
The upshot is that even though I rather wanted to spend more time with these characters, the plot felt like such a hastily thrown together cheat that I didn't want to read the next 2 books.
Fortunately for the protagonist, a young boy named Ruddy who is actually a dragon in human guise, a school has been established to train monster children to become productive members of society. The trouble is, not everyone in the kingdom is happy with that situation. Almost immediately upon arriving at the academy, Ruddy finds himself framed for the murder of a famous monster hunter. He must try to prove his innocence and find the real killer, before the townsfolk use this excuse to raze the school and slay everyone within.
It's a fun concept, well written, with memorable characters and a plot that unfolds nicely from first to last. I look forward to reading the subsequent novels and following the further adventures of Ruddy. Something tells me this young dragon is destined for great things!
When the classic story of “humans can do bad too” comes to fruition, this book leaves you with a child like sense of wonder on the modern world. Using his fantasy land and creatures, Forbeck allows the readers to question reality while living the fantasy. Monster Academy follows Ruddy, a young boy turned into a Dragon and sent to a school for monsters. Through hijinks, new experiences and childlike innocence, Rudy works to clear his name from wrongdoing and seemingly unite the two worlds.
Highly recommended for anyone who wants to expand their minds to a new world.