this is the only book i have of the dragon king series. i vaguely remember reading book 1 and 3. but this one always, maybe because its the only one ive read more than once, was my favorite. when i read it, it was exactly what i wanted to read- adventure! now it seems to be a bit overdone, yet if this is the kind of book you likke to read as a child, you just want to read more of the same kind. so it was fun!