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Dragon Secrets (OutCast #2)

3.81 of 5 stars 3.81  ·  rating details  ·  160 ratings  ·  13 reviews
After learning how his powerlessness can be used as a weapon in the world of magic and defeating Nicodemus's plan to overthrow the government, Timothy travels to a war-torn dimension to help the Wurm, fierce magicians and warriors descended from an ancient dragon race. But while covertly gathering information on the age-old feud between the Wurm and the Parliament of Mages ...more
Paperback, 236 pages
Published November 30th 2004 by Aladdin Paperbacks (first published January 1st 2004)
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Now that the mess with Nicodemus is over, Verlis had hoped to get on with his original mission. But Constable Grimshaw, Parliament's appointed investigator, has taken offense to the Wurm and imprisons him beneath the sea. Now Timothy must find a way to free Verlis and get to Draconae before civil war wipes out Verlis's clan, and before Constable Grimshaw finds some excuse to lock Timothy up too.

Nichodemus is gone, but the fear and distrust he fermented is just beginning to boil over. Verlis fall
Stef Rozitis
I am sort of 2.5 actually but I gave it the benefit. I love the plot, the plot and the world are very good. I like the message (anti-xenophobia) but the book was hard to read because it is quite poorly written and in parts that just makes it swampy going. The language use itself I mean. I also found the characters stereotypical and badly needing some critical whiteness and critical masculinity thought about privilege in how the main character relates (benevolently but without equality) toward ot ...more
Γιώτα Παπαδημακοπούλου
Διανύω μια περίοδο όπου αποφάσισα, όσο μπορώ τουλάχιστον, να αφιερώσω χρόνο για να ολοκληρώσω τις μισοτελειωμένες σειρές βιβλίων που περιμένουν υπομονετικά στα ράφια της βιβλιοθήκης. Μια από αυτές τις σειρές είναι εκείνη του "Εξόριστου", η ιστορία ενός νεαρού αγοριού που έχει γεννηθεί από μάγους γονείς ωστόσο, ο ίδιος δεν μπορεί να κάνει την παραμικρή χρήση της και μάλιστα, έχει τη μοναδική ικανότητα να διαλύει όποια μαγεία τον προσεγγίζει αφού δεν μπορεί να τον αγγίξει, πόσο μάλλον να τον βλάψε ...more
Book 2 in the Outcast series. Timothy is a great character and once again succeeds in doing the impossible within a magical world. But, somehow, I feel this book is just a long segway into the next story. The first book made sense as a stand-alone book. This book introduced new characters of Constable Grimshaw - who clearly is the bad guy but is under orders from a mysterious master. We formally meet Cassandra, but her character is still as secretive as in the first book. Then we also meet Raptu ...more
Jaime Leroy
Even though Timothy has no magical powers, he was able to defeat the evil Nicodemus with his power of peacemaking. Timothy then travels to a dimension where war is raging. He hears two different sides to the same story and has to decide which story he can trust. Add to that disappearing mages (a crime he is being accused of) and the granddaughter of Nicodemus trying to claim herself Grandmaster of the Order of Alhazred and you have quite the story.

This is a great intro to middle school series f
Good young adult series with lots of action. Most of the characters have at least some depth and feel fairly realistic. The story flows well and is easy to follow, but is not childish or silly. The books do deal with war, and death, and (to a lesser extent) prejudice, so may not be suitable for younger kids.
Really good!
The story of Timothy, the unmagician, continues. Timoothy is trying to repay a debt to Verlis, the Wurm. However, the Mages thought they had destroyed the whole Wurm race over a century ago and they liked it that way. Constable Grimshaw ties to block Timoothy and it looks as if he may kill both Timothy and Verlis in order to achieve that.
The saga continues...

Just as good as the first volume in the Un-Magician series.

Written for the Young Reader market, but the story is so strong it is able to grab the attention of any age group.

I look forward to the 3rd volume.
These books are not a long read, but they do grab you and keep you engaged. Both the readers in my house are above the target age range, but we still got pulled in and want to read more about Timothy.
I started reading this series for research purposes: how authors handle fantasy. I enjoyed it, but got sidetracked by Christmas and the holidays!
This whole series is good. Written for the younger set, but nice.
not as good as the first one
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Christopher Golden is the award-winning, bestselling author of such novels as The Myth Hunters, Wildwood Road, The Boys Are Back in Town, The Ferryman, Strangewood, Of Saints and Shadows, and (with Tim Lebbon) Mind the Gap. Golden co-wrote the lavishly illustrated novel Baltimore, or, The Steadfast Tin Soldier and the Vampire with Mike Mignola, which they are currently scripting as a feature film ...more
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