MIDDLE GRADE SPECULATIVE FICTION : Wrath of the Dragon King by Brandon Mull

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War has come to the dragon sanctuaries of the world and nowhere is the danger more intense than at Wyrmroost. After a humiliating defeat at the hands of Kendra and Seth, Celebrant, King of Dragons, prepares to unleash his fury and take control of his native preserve. Armed with information from a new ally Ronodin, the dark unicorn Celebrant seeks a legendary talisman the dominion stone.

However, the powerful stone is protected by a cursed castle. Upon entering the castle fortress, an unyielding power strips all magical beings of their power and forces Celebrant to take his human avatar form. Kendra and Seth must enter the cursed castle as well. The race is on. Will the two young caretakers rally enough support from the creatures of Wyrmroost against the greatest threat the magical community has faced in ages? Can they foil Celebrant's plan and beat him to the mighty dominion stone? Or will all hope be shattered by the wrath of the Dragon King?
Kendra and Seth have their work cut out for them as they face a dragon population out to take control of all the magical preserves.  So far they've managed to hang on to Wyrmroost, but with hostilities breaking out and various creatures taking sides, things are more dangerous than ever.  And the only way to stop Celebrant seems to be entering a cursed castle to attempt to claim a powerful magical talisman.  But the contest pits them against numerous opponents not the least of which is Celebrant himself.  Can they find a way to accomplish their goals without magic on their side?
Brandon Mull has once again written an a compelling tale of magic and mayhem.  Kendra and Seth and their allies are great characters that one can't help but cheer for as they face incredible odds.  The dragons make for a dangerous enemy that carries the story forward in intriguing ways.  Interesting twists and turns keep the story moving forward at a break neck pace as the siblings try to avoid their own and the world's destruction.  Fans of the Fablehaven series who enjoy fast-paced magical adventures full of interesting powers, a variety of magical creatures, and interesting twists and turns are bound to enjoy this follow-up series.


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