Tuesday 13 October 2020

Roar of the Thunder Dragon - Tracey West and Damien Jones - Dragon Masters Book 8

Flight of the Moon Dragon
Dragon Masters #8
Tracey West (Author)
Damien Jones (Illustrator)
eISBN 9781338042948

A few years ago I read this series to my son. My youngest daughter really enjoyed it and the three of us read them. This year my youngest has been reading them to me. And we are a few books behind this one. But recently I had 2 of my nephews up for a week, and the younger one read me this book in 2 sittings over 2 days. He was required to read for half an hour a day, and both times he went over to finish a chapter and the second time to finish the book. The first time I read these books to my children we only got to book 7 so this story was completely new for me.

This series really has staying power. I have read some of the stories 4 or 5 times now. And have been reading them for over 4 years. And it is great to know that my brother’s family loves them as much as ours. We have been reading the eBook editions and his family has been reading the physical books. And it was fascinating to watch the kids interact and compare notes about the books that they are both reading. 

One of the really nice things about this series is that it is a true series. Each story builds upon the next. Now yes that are strong enough to be read on their own, but as a whole we get to watch the growth of the group as they come together as a team and learn to work together and support each other. 

In this volume Drake and the other Dragon masters are searching for the baby lightening dragon. Eko kidnapped the baby dragon, we find out that Eko was Griffith’s first dragon master and that he had ran away with his Thunder dragon. The pieces we learn in this story help us understand Griffith much better, but also King Roland and his concern and protection of his dragons. To find out if Drake and the Dragon Masters can stop Eko you will read to read this fun and entertaining book. 

This is another excellent read in a great series. They are excellent book for young readers, but also entertaining enough for older readers. I am impressed with the staying power of this series. After multiple reads over several years I still really enjoy returning to the Dragon Masters. 

Dragon Master Books:
1. Rise of the Earth Dragon
2. Saving the Sun Dragon
3. Secret of the Water Dragon
4. Power of the Fire Dragon
5. Song of the Poison Dragon

6. Flight of the Moon Dragon
7. Search for the Lightning Dragon

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