This is one of those books that my kids and I have been waiting for…for forever! My kids counted down the days until this book came out. When I saw the cover reveal on Instagram awhile back, I immediately showed them all, and they were super excited. Brandon Dorman’s art NEVER disappoints! We have been Brandon Mull fans at our house for many years. My oldest son read all the Fablehaven books in second grade. He graduated from high school last June, and he still enjoys Mull’s books. We love the whimsical, fantastical, and adventurous feelings of Mull’s books, and he hasn’t disappointed us yet. I hope you enjoy my review of Dragonwatch: Champion of the Titan Games (Book #4) by Brandon Mull.
“Who will win the battle between Dragons and Giants?
As the war with the dragons intensifies, all eyes are turning to Titan Valley for help. A dragon sanctuary unlike any of the others, this one is home to enslaved dragons ruled by the powerful Giant Queen, one of the five monarchs of the magical world. In addition, it houses the arena for the Titan Games, a series of gladiator-style battles presided over by none other than Humbuggle, the demon who stole Seth’s memories!
Seth is seeking for his memories. Kendra is seeking for Seth. And everyone is seeking to stop the dragons from taking over the world—everyone but Ronodin, the dark unicorn, who has his own devious agenda. In the monstrous battle between giants and dragons, who wins? In the race to retrieve a magical talisman that could help win the war, can Kendra trust Seth? Will they find the answers they desperately need in a realm of trolls and titans? Or are more betrayals imminent?”
My Book Review:
As one reader to another, I’m just letting you know right upfront that this is not the final book in the Dragonwatch
series. You’re welcome. I did not know that. I thought it was the final book, and I was left with a cliffhanger! Again! A good cliffhanger, but a cliffhanger, nevertheless.
I know you have a lot of questions, and no, I’m not going to answer them and spoil the surprises. However, I will tell you what I thought. This book is so good! We all loved it. Except the ending…I wanted to know what happened!!
All of our old friends are there, and we get to meet a few new friends as well. Kendra, Seth, Calvin, Doren, and Newell are a few fan favorites. Then we finally get to meet Calvin’s friend Serena, and we get to know Virgil, who is an expert on the Titan Games. Yes! Serena! We’ve heard about her for a long time, so it was fun to finally meet her. Humbuggle is there, though. And Ronodin. Boo. Not a fan. Definitely not a fan.
I loved the setting of Titan Valley. The descriptions of the island made me really want to go there…except the dragons and giants, of course. Did I just say giants? Yes! Giants are a new addition to the Dragonwatch
world, and I must say that I love the new addition. Speaking of giants, the Giant Queen scares me. You do not want to get on her bad side…seriously. Don’t do it.
I also loved the concept of The Titan Games. Kind of. They seem fun when you first hear about them, but since Humbuggle is in charge you know there has to be more to them than you think. After you start to learn a little bit more, you begin to think that maybe you don’t like them very much? I’ll let you decide. Let me know what you think. I’d love to discuss it with you!
Dragonwatch: Champion of the Titan Games
is such a fun book! It has action, suspense, fighting, mystery, secret tasks and passageways, deception, friends, foes, smart choices, not smart choices, memories, hidden memories, and so much more! I wish I had the creative-genius mind that Brandon Mull has.
Content Rating: PG+ (There isn’t any profanity or “intimacy.” There is some violence, though. It’s a war between the dragons and the giants–they fight and some characters die.)
Age Recommendation: Middle-Graders (4th-6th)+
My Rating: 4/5
Disclosure: I did receive a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.
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