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The Crimson-Eyed Dragon

3.36  ·  Rating Details  ·  69 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
School is over for the summer! All Jared wants to do is sleep, swim, and delve into as many computer and video games as possible. Life has other plans for him, however, and everything transforms one fateful afternoon when Jared accompanies his mom to an antique shop. He is inexplicably attracted to a magnificent silver dragon statue with eyes that glow like precious rubies ...more
Paperback, 176 pages
Published November 12th 2010 by Createspace
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Apr 08, 2011 Jeannette rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a great light read for any adult and a fantastic read for younger audiences as well. While the characterizations were a little flat I still enjoyed the story. The author gave a good deal of information on dragon folklore that I found very interesting. For an adult this story is predictable and may lack in some excitement. For the more youthful reader, I think this book is a great adventure to get lost in.
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This book was a "young" young adult, I think mid-teens would probably really enjoy it, especially girls. It's a light, quick read and the characters, kids who are on summer break from high school, are great kids. They're polite, well-spoken, considerate and just all round well behaved. Adults coud certainly read this and enjoy it but it's pretty predictable. A younger audience would probably enjoy the adventure much more. Jared finds a dragon statue in an antique shop while shopping with his mom ...more
May 11, 2011 Celia rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Storyline: The Crimson Eyed Dragon by D.M. Trink (Wonder if the “D” stands for “Dragon”…?), is a great mystery story for those who believe in the power of love and indulge a little in World of Warcraft.

Jared is a typical teenager: he’s ready to fight zombies, increase his warlock powers and work on getting his driver’s license. And all while on his summer break. Whew! As if World of Warcraft games aren’t enough, he is drawn into the mystery of a statue he finds in an antique shop. Who is Abigail
Nicole Storey
This book reminded me a lot of the movie, The Goonies. There are four kids who look for clues in order to find a treasure that a man has left behind after he dies; in this case, precious jewelry. However, they are not looking for the treasure for themselves, but for someone else. This book is a nice adventure for kids.

The only faults I could find are that there are a lot of !!!! exclamation points in this book. I felt like I was being yelled at through most of the book. I mean, no one gets exci
D.M. Dutcher
Aug 12, 2012 D.M. Dutcher rated it it was ok
Shelves: young-adult
It's an okay young adult mystery, but is a little rough around the edges.

Jared is a normal teen, who likes little more than hanging out and playing World of Warcraft. One day he comes into possession of an intriculately cared dragon statuette with red eyes. That statuette hides information that leads to a mystery concerning a past love that ensnares him and his friends in the search to find out what the crimson-eyed dragon is protecting.

It's good to see an author write a straight-up mystery rat
Sep 09, 2011 Chris rated it really liked it
A fairly enjoyable teen adventure/mystery book. Didn't really like the references to iPods and texting and cell phones, but it is a modern story. Has a couple threads of romance woven through and one scene of action. Worth a quick read, but it's nothing too special overall. May be enjoyed more heartily by a younger reader.
Will Lanphear
Sep 26, 2011 Will Lanphear rated it liked it
Entertaining, quick read.
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