Saving the Last Dragon ****
By Joe Broadmeadow

Duncan Emerys has been having the most vivid dream of a society of dragons whose very existence is being jeopardized in a war against humanity and a handful of magical creatures. He writes his dreams into a story for his English class and it’s so entertaining his professor encourages him to press on and make a book of it. As the tale is revealed to him in dreams, Duncan begins to see that parts of his fantasy world are actually real.

I really enjoyed the cross-over between reality and fantasy. It was reminiscent of the Neverending Story. Both stories also start with one boy and his journey into an imaginary place, but then end in our hero’s discovery that somehow, both places are a reality.

It was cool to read about a protagonist that was confined to a wheel chair. It created a whole different set of rules. Duncan faced the adventure without letting his disability prevent him from rising to the challenge. I think children with disabilities might find encouragement in Duncan’s adventure.

 

I received a free copy in exchange for a review. Any review. That fact that it’s a good one is because the book is good. Which has nothing to do with how awesome I am. You’ll have to find that out for yourself @S_Shane_Thomas on Twitter.

I listened to this audiobook over a month’s worth of dad taxi duties with my nine year old son. I know he really enjoyed it because he asked me to take him to school just about every day! Fred Wolinsky narrated the story and had some very amusing voices for the antagonists. My son got pretty good at his Principal Core impersonation.

I think this would make a good series based on how it ended.

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