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The Dragondain (Moon Realm #2)

4.29 of 5 stars 4.29  ·  rating details  ·  48 ratings  ·  16 reviews
The Chronicles of Narnia meets Game of Thrones

Book Two in the award winning Moon Realm Series.

It's the middle of the night, you need to send your brother to the Moon Realm, and he won’t wake up. So you improvise. . . .

When a confused Jasper awakes, he's convinced he's dreaming. But by the time he meets Greydor, Jasper understands that this is no dream. In fact, persuading
Paperback, 304 pages
Published December 7th 2012 by Gibbering Gnome Press, A Division of Ingenious Inventions Run Amok, Ink (first published September 1st 2012)
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Cassie McCown
I absolutely LOVE The Moon Coin (Moon Realm #1), and I have to say it is still my favorite. I really, really do like The Dragondain as well, but I think I just like the fresh, fantastical feel of The Moon Coin a bit better.

That being said, there still is a ton of fantasy involved in The Dragondain. The war from The Moon Coin is still going strong, but we’re also introduced to more citizens of Dain and even get a glimpse at a dragon, which I am anxious to get to know more about! It was also nice
I loved this book. Once again Richard Due weaves the wondrous and enchanting tales of the Moon Realm. The Dragondain did not suffer from one iota of “sequel slump”; in fact, it picked up even more from The Moon Coin. In fantasy novels, one of the main things I look for is the world building, and the world of the Moon Realm is so realized, so complete, it could almost be a real place. Because of all the details, I found myself wanting to go back and look at the previous book, The Moon Coin, and r ...more
Meg - A Bookish Affair
As the author mentions in his author blurb at the end of the book that he came up for the idea of The Moon Realm books when telling bedtime stories to his children. This is exactly the kind of story that you want as a bedtime story. This is a great book for both adults looking for a great story as well as little ones who need a great story before drifting off to sleep. There is definitely wide appeal here!

The book is incredibly imaginative and the story is rich with great detail, great world-bui
John Watt
Again I would like to thank Richard Due and Goodreads for the opportunity to read this book. !si thing...Even better than the first book!! Richard does an excellent job of staying true to the world he created in the first book, while expanding on the characters including additional family and friends. Much more of a cliffhanger this time and am looking forward to the third book in the series. There are so many places he can go with this story it will be great to follow it through and watch the e ...more
Sharon Tyler
The Dragondain written by Richard Due and illustrated by Carolyn Arabascio is the second book in the Moon Realm middle grade fantasy series. Lily has returned from her trip to the Moon Realm and sent Jasper to take his turn, but he slept through most of her instructions and explanations. When Jasper wakes up, groggy and confused, he thinks that the Rinn that surround him are part of a dream. Quickly Jasper wakes up fully and follows Lily's path to two of the moons, discover more than he could ha ...more
Chris Stanley
This is another great book with well rounded characters and fabulous imagery. The story moves on from where we left it in the Moon Coin and we get to know Jasper better. Jasper is a likeable, capable and bright teenage boy, who plans and considers the consequences of his actions far more than his younger sister Lily. Lily, although just as bright and possibly brighter, appears to be more reckless and devious in this book.

Alot happens, and it is incredible how much influence 2 children from eart
Juli Rahel
After reading the first of the Moonrealm books, 'The Moon Coin', I knew I wanted to read the rest of them as well. Thankfully, I was allowed to and here I bring you the review of the second book.

I loved this book even more than the last. I realize that as a 19-year old I should perhaps not enjoy reading novels for the younger this much, but I feel that Richard Due really stepped up his game in this novel making it so much easier to just love it. The worlds seem much richer than before, now that
Jen  (In the Closet With a Bibliophile)
A feisty sequel to The Moon Coin, The Dragondain is a fun and suspenseful adventure into the nine moons of the Moon Realm. Beginning precisely where The Moon Coin left off, Jasper is transported into the moon of the Rinn and he must figure out what is going on if he is going to survive his trip to the Moon Realm. Jasper has his own part in all the madness that has become finding his uncle on these moons that rotate around each other and Lily does as well, but this time, she may not realize her f ...more
Lynn  Davidson
I received a copy of The Dragondain from the author in exchange for my honest review.

Having read book one of the Moon Realm series, I was eager to read book two. This volume, The Dragondain, continues from where the first one left off.

You can read my review of The Moon Coin, which is book one of the Moon Realm, to get an idea of the thrill of this series. The Dragondain takes the reader on another burst of adventures, and fills one’s head with images and scenes that are amazing and wondrous. It’
V.K. Finnish
This is the second book in the Moon Realm series. Prepare for lots of deep magic, play-by-play battle scenes, and some world-hopping. My dumbed-down review is this: I didn't like it nearly as much as the first, and though I DID like the writing style, I found the story so chocked full of characters that I couldn't keep track of them all, and I felt confused half the time. I'm also more than a tad annoyed that neither of the first two books in this series actually have endings.

Now for the more co
Yvonne (Fiction Books)
Jul 20, 2014 Yvonne (Fiction Books) rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommended to Yvonne (Fiction Books) by: Author Review Request
“Tales, unlike stories, never lie. You see, a tale is an account of things in their due order, often divulged secretly, or as gossip.”

‘The Dragondain’, is the second book in the ‘Moon Realm’ fantasy series. Written ostensibly with young adults as its primary reading audience, this series not only makes for some excellent bedtime reading aloud, (which is where the inspiration for the idea first started in the Due household), for said audience, but is also a fabulous collection for adults to indul
Richard Due does it again with a great sequel to his book "The Moon Coin." This time Jasper and Lily share the burden of risky travel into the Moon Realm. The narrative flows enjoyably from the Moon Realm adventures to Jasper and Lily's real life. A great twist was that the Moon Realm elements are starting to invade their actual lives on Earth, and it is becoming a serious challenge for them to contain the secret of the Moon Realm much longer! I greatly anticipate the third installment.
Tanisha Peck
I enjoyed this better than the first book, partially because I like Jasper more than Lilly.

Jasper is clever more apt to help the warring "moons". He is logical and able to think on his feet. Lilly is personable and charismatic, but I don't know how helpful that is.

Some plot points I'm eager to see resolve include; do the kids live? is the ring only attached to one "person"? What is Mr. Fixit making? What is the significance of that bonsai tree?

I'm very anxious to read the next installment. I hop
It ended all too quickly!

Book two of this series set an even faster pace than book one.... I have to take a minute to catch my breath before I can continue with this review.

The pace of the stories is picking up and new characters are being introduced. Fast paced action and stunning descriptions are the norm.

Now I must stop typing so I can order Book Three!
I cannot say enough how much I enjoyed this book. Reading this series has been like falling down the rabbit hole. When reading I was so drawn into the Moon Realm everything around me fades to nothing and I feel like I am right there with Lily and/or Jasper sharing their adventures. My highest compliment for a sequel is that it does not feel like one and Dragondain does not disappoint. What I like best about a series is the feeling of continuity and Dragondain builds onto the amazing story and wo ...more
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