Talking to Dragons
That's what Daystar's mother taught him...and it's a very wise lesson--one that might just help him after his mom hands him a magic sword and kicks him out of the house. Especially because his house sits on the edge of the Enchanted Forest and his mother is Queen Cimorene.
But the tricky part is figuring out what he's supposed to do with the magi ...more
That said, I do prefer the other books in the series, especially the first two in story time, Dealing with Dragons and Searching for Dragons. When reading the series I generally read just those two.(less)
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This is my third time reading this one, and I took down half a star. Not because it's bad, but because it's quite weak comparing to the first 3 books.
The characters are still good and the humor is still there - the whole plot is just so repetitive. I was getting bored a lot, especially in the middle of the book.
Also, the reunion of son and father wasn't very reunion like? I wish he would have at least hugged him.
I have always felt meh about this 4rth book. Not bad, not good - jus't did ...more
3.5 stars rounded down to 3 stars
I've put the entire review for this final book in the series below. Hope you enjoy (cause you know I only posted this for you, lol)!
NOTE: This review contains spoilers for the previous three (3) books in this series. Please read those books prior to reading this review.
Talking to Dragons is the fourth and final installation in the Enchanted Forest Chronicles. It's been a fun ride and I'm a little sad to see it end.
My feelings are just out of control after reading the last book of this series. Maybe that's because this is my first series I have ever completed OR maybe I am over happy after reading a series of 4 books because this is my biggest series I had ever started. I don't know the exact reason. Never mind, who cares! I just wanted a good series and I think I have read one.
Before saying anything else I must say this series is totally for children. Maybe some teens or adults will not ...more
The main character has no thoughts. No signs of intelligence or life. The kid is a 16 year old boy scout who only shows the barest of hints of interest in the girl who is suppose to be his love interest [they end up together at the end yet it just feels forced as there isn't any flirting or romantic interest expressed in any other way etc throughout the book) ...more
The main focus of this tale seemed to be to encourage politeness. And while I love that theme, it did feel a bit heavy handed at times.
For 16 years of age, I felt our protagonist ...more
This series has been surprisingly wonderful! I still believe that the best book was the first one but the rest were equally magnificent. The books were light and chucklesome. Never once did I feel that things were slow or boring in all 4 books and I was glued to the spot reading. The story flowed effortlessly and managed to make perfect sense even with all the ridiculousness.
The last book takes place roughly 16 years after the third one. This time it’s Cimorene’s son, Daystar, we follow as he at ...more
Daystar is now a teen and it's time for him to go help free his father, who has been magically bound his entire life. Un ...more
"It has to be the King's sword, silly. There aren't any other swords that the earth obeys."
"What about Delvan's blade?"
"That's not a sword. It's an ax."
"And the earth doesn't obey it. It just shakes a lot." ...more
Not my favorite of the series, but still a very good book, and ...more
The first book in the series is solidly my favorite. Who doesn’t love a princess passionately challenges the status quo and isn’t afraid to speak her mind? However, it was evident that the fourth book was written before the first three, as Cimerone’s strong characteristics weren’t carried through to the end of the series. Perhaps ...more
Daystar is so polite and honorable. He has some of the more dangerous adventures (a baby dragon, exploding wizard staves, transdimensional doorway traps, a firewitch with anger issues, and an entire Enchanted Forest out to help him or harm him before he can get to the castle. I'm glad he doesn't spend half his time whining and asking what is going on. He actually figures out the mystery in ...more
The first time I started this book, I had not read any of the others. I read about 30 pages in a restaurant while waiting for my food because it was the only book I had with me. I didn't finish because I don't really like to read things out of order - but I was intrigued ...more
The story was alright but I felt like it wasn't as good as the other books. By 'good' I mean, well-plotted, funny or interesting. There were still some twists to the usual fairy tales but not as much as before and I got the feeling that it was mainly about Daystar and his sword. This is because (view spoiler)[ a voice keeps saying 'Hail the Bearer of the Sword!' and things like that which end up being redundant (hide spoiler)]
Another thing which left me confused:
Love the humor. Love the breezy adventure and endearing characters. Each book focuses on different folks, but the sequence events counts, and I do not recommend trying to read them as stand-alones. The ending of #2 is a bit worrisome, and the ending of #3 is a cliff-hanger, and #4 does have some intensity not necessarily suitable for the youngest readers. On the whole, they're clean and fun, I'd say fine for ...more
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