Flight to Dragon Isle by Lucinda Hare
Like a dragon, Lucinda Hare’s second novel has some fire in its belly. In Flight to Dragon Isle, the heat has been turned up: more action, more adventure.
If you’ve read the first book, The Dragon Whisperer, then the return of Quenelda and Root will be like revisiting old friends (if you haven’t read it, then go and read it...now!) You might think nothing’s changed. Quenelda is still the headstrong girl we met in book one and Root is still the nervous gnome, but this pair are slowly finding their feet. Root is growing in confidence (but still manages the odd mishap, which makes him as funny as ever) and Quenelda, the girl who can talk to dragons, is slowly realising that she has more power and magic within her, than anyone ever imagined.
As in the first book, Hare continues to spread magic over her words. In the Seven Sea Kingdoms, not even something as normal as the date and time are well...normal. Wouldn’t it be great if we could meet our friends at ‘the hour of the irritated bumblebee’ instead of three o’clock? Wouldn’t it be great if this year was ‘the year of the Sabre-Toothed Doormouse’ instead of 2011?
Above all, this second book packs a punch. An almighty war breaks out with the hobgoblins, and Quenelda’s world is thrown into turmoil. As the reader, you’re either rooting for something to go right, or hoping something doesn’t go wrong. Hare takes you on a journey and you really don’t know how things are going to turn out. This is a darker tale, filled with dark magic; that Hare describes vividly, so certain moments play out like a film in your head.
What about the dragons? There’s Frosts, Magmas, Vampires... (yes, Vampire dragons) along with the wonderfully named ‘I’ve Already Eaten’ and Quenelda’s own dragon, ‘Two Gulps and You’re Gone’.
By the time you’ve finished this book, you’ll wish dragons were on sale at the local pet shop.
An image of Root and I've Already Eaten from Lucinda Hare's Flight to Dragon Isle.
This Flight to Dragon Isle book review was written by Liz Wride
All reviews for: The Dragonsdome Chronicles
The Dragon Whisperer
The Dragonsdome Chronicles: Book 1
Quenelda has always had a magical bond with dragons, and her greatest wish is to fly one and fight alongside her father in the war against the hobgoblins.Root, on th...
Flight to Dragon Isle
The Dragonsdome Chronicles: Book 2
A brutal war against the united hobgoblin tribes rages, and Quenelda longs to accompany her hero Dragon Lord father into battle. But when the elite Stealth Dragon Services ...
Dragon Lords Rising
The Dragonsdome Chronicles: Book 3
A wave of panic washed over Quenelda as they failed to spy the mainland before darkness fell; freezing her to the marrow more than any sea wave could do. What had she been ...
Stealth Dragon Services
The Dragonsdome Chronicles: Book 4
The SDS must change if we are to survive. We have to become one people again, as we once were, who live and train and fight together. You have both demonstrated your abilit...
The Sorcerer's Glen
The Dragonsdome Chronicles: Book 5
The Grand Master sat back in his chair with his blue eyes closed and sent a small prayer earthwards. The White Sorcerer had returned a little after the hour of the sabre-to...
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Megan from Oxfordshire
As I am a little older then the age that it is aimed at, I was not surprised that I would enjoy this book. I have loved it from cover to cover. I thought it was very gripping and I can't wait till the 3rd book comes out next year. If you are not reading this book you really should. I am almost 16 and just love it to pieces. I think it will be a real hit for young people, and should be made into a film.
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