Wednesday 4 November 2020

Waking the Rainbow Dragon - Tracey West and Damien Jones - Dragon Masters Book 10

Waking the Rainbow Dragon
Dragon Masters Book 10
Tracey West (Author)
Damien Jones (Illustrator)
eISBN 9781338169911

This is the 10th book in this series, but it is 18th I have read. I started reading them to my son a few years ago. And now my youngest daughter is reading them to me. This was the second that was new on this second time through the stories. As a family we really love these books! A few years ago, I read the first eight books of 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 this was the first book we had not read previously. This year we found out that my nephew has been reading them and was only 1 book ahead of us. He is reading the physical books and We are reading the eBook editions. It is a great story in a wonderful series. 

I have said it before, and I state it again, ‘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 I still enjoy the stories as do my children. My son who thought he had outgrown these stories has been sitting in and listening to his sister read them to me again lately. And my brother’s family loves them as much as ours. It is fascinating to watch the kids interact and compare notes about the books that they are both reading. And to predict what will happen next based on the endings of the book, or title of the next as we queue it up. 

One of the best things about this series is that it is an actual series, not just a bunch of books with the same characters. Each story builds upon the last. Yet, they 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. Also interact with other dragons and dragon masters from around the world. In this one we meet a new dragon from the south. The dragon appears in a dream given to Drake by his dragon Worm. The new dragon is the legendary rainbow dragon. And the lad it is from is to the south east of the land of the pyramids where Ana is from. Drake and Ana must travel there to rescue the trapped Rainbow Dragon. 

In this volume as mentioned we meet the Rainbow Dragon Dayo and a new Dragon Master named Obi. And they must battle Kwaku a giant spider, a trickster that has tracked Dayo. And just when we think things are going to return to normal, and old enemy returns in a new way. Setting us up for the next adventure.

My daughter was enjoying the story so much she read the first three chapters in the next volume because had had to find out what happened next. Another excellent read in a wonderful series. These are excellent book for young readers and also entertaining enough for older readers. I am continually impressed with the staying power of this series. After multiple reads over several years I still really enjoy returning to the Dragon Masters. And look forward too many more reads in this series, as my daughter is insistent, she will read them all to me! And she stated we had to give this book 5/5 stars!

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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