The Dragon's Tooth: Ashtown Burials, Book 1
by N.D. Wilson
- Audio: 13 hours
- Publisher: Random House
Point: When your family is in danger, you will do anything to see them to safety. Anything.
Path: Cyrus and Antigone Smith are thrown into a whirlwind adventure with Golden Archers, high speed chases, secret societies, pirate cooks, hidden chambers, sneaky thieves, and one very old, and very powerful relic. This fast passed adventure story keeps the reader turning the pages.
Sources: A love for Latin, treasures, flying, and adventure permeates these pages. N.D. Wilson has a longing to live like the young Indiana Jones.
Agreement: This story was fascinating. I enjoyed the fast paced movement, distinct characters, developing plot, and excellent imagery. I have read four of Wilson’s young adult books and believe this is the best. It also has hints of “Notes From the Tilt-A-Whirl” (which is a must read). I got so sucked into the story, I almost went out and bought a leather jacket with a boxing monkey patch on it!
Personal App: I caught myself thinking of this as the adventure unfolded, “If an adventure appeared before me, would I be ready and willing to take it?” As G. K. Chesterton once said, “An adventure is only an inconvenience rightly considered.”
Stars: 4.5 out of 5
It would be worth another read and I have already recommend it to others.
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(Note: The second in the series comes out tomorrow)