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The Coming of the Dragon by Rebecca Barnhouse
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Oct 26, 11

bookshelves: books-1-10, young-adult
Read in September, 2011

Rune has grown up always being reminded of how he came to the kingdom, never quite fitting in. When he was a baby he washed up on the shore in a boat with a sword, shield and pendant with runes on it. His namesake. Some thought he was a sacrifice to the gods, but luckily King Beowulf thought differently. Sending Rune to live on a farm during the summer, he comes to the king’s hall to learn how to fight in the winter. One night in the mountains someone wakens the dragon, and Rune has the chance to prove he’s a hero.
Right when I found this book I helped my little brother read Beowulf. It had been years since I read that story again. The Coming of the Dragon was an interesting take on the end of Beowulf. I really liked this story, as cheesy as it sounds, brought back memories.

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