Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Dragon Secrets (OutCast, #2)” as Want to Read:
Dragon Secrets (OutCast, #2)
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Dragon Secrets (OutCast #2)

3.79  ·  Rating Details  ·  175 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)
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Dragon Secrets, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Dragon Secrets

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 370)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
Dec 18, 2014 Aelvana rated it really liked it
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
Dec 09, 2014 Stef Rozitis rated it it was ok
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
Feb 06, 2012 Liz rated it liked it
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
Nov 26, 2014 Shannon rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: young
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.
May 24, 2015 J rated it it was amazing
Really good!
May 18, 2009 Donna rated it liked it
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.
May 17, 2012 Don rated it it was amazing
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.
Feb 12, 2010 Sheena rated it liked it
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.
Jan 04, 2012 LJ rated it it was ok
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.
Oct 17, 2007 jon rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
not as good as the first one
Nano Kara
Nano Kara rated it liked it
Apr 25, 2016
Dawn marked it as to-read
Apr 23, 2016
Dawn marked it as to-read
Apr 23, 2016
Zachy Mast
Zachy Mast rated it it was ok
Apr 16, 2016
Maria rated it it was amazing
Apr 06, 2016
Agostino De matteis
Agostino De matteis rated it really liked it
Mar 27, 2016
Stanley Faris
Stanley Faris marked it as to-read
Mar 24, 2016
Eleni rated it it was amazing
Mar 14, 2016
Michelle Travaille
Michelle Travaille marked it as to-read
Mar 08, 2016
Reed Wilson
Reed Wilson rated it really liked it
Mar 03, 2016
JfCr marked it as to-read
Mar 03, 2016
Echo added it
Mar 03, 2016
Roxy marked it as to-read
Feb 27, 2016
Max Bear
Max Bear marked it as to-read
Feb 24, 2016
Joy Nadeau
Joy Nadeau marked it as to-read
Feb 08, 2016
Joel added it
Feb 06, 2016
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 12 13 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
  • Dragon Magic (The Magic Series, #4)
  • The Sword of Bheleu (The Lords of Dûs, #3)
  • Prophets of the Ghost Ants
  • The Great Pyramid Robbery (The Seven Fabulous Wonders, #1)
  • Clovermead: In the Shadow of the Bear
  • Wizard at Work
  • Taliesin / Merlin / Arthur (The Pendragon Cycle, #1-3)
  • Realms of the Underdark (Forgotten Realms: Anthologies, #4)
  • The Last Day
  • The Seventh Book of Lost Swords: Wayfinder's Story (Lost Swords, #7)
  • Adventures of the Teen Furies
  • Threat Multiplication (Slowpocalypse, #2)
  • Soul Stealer (The Alchemist's Son #2)
  • Strangers on a Train (Nancy Drew Diaries #2)
  • Troubleshooter (Tim Rackley, #3)
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
More about Christopher Golden...

Other Books in the Series

OutCast (4 books)
  • The Un-Magician (OutCast, #1)
  • Ghostfire (OutCast, #3)
  • Wurm War (OutCast, #4)

Share This Book

No trivia or quizzes yet. Add some now »

“Is your faith such a fragile thing that it can be so easily shattered?” 3 likes
“He whispered, breaking the silence because he could no longer bear it, daring to make a noise because a whisper was better than a scream” 2 likes
More quotes…