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Danny Dirks and the Heir of Pendragon

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Danny Dirks wants nothing more than to play baseball in his father's orchard now that school is out, but he's finding out that he is no ordinary boy. With the approach of his fifteenth birthday, Danny's begun hearing voices and seeing visions of his dead mother. He's also fairly certain that the cute girl next door is really a shape-shifting dragon. All of these things ...more
Paperback, 278 pages
Published September 1st 2014 by Scott Mulraney
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Shelby *trains flying monkeys*
I'm done. I think I chipped a tooth from gritting them so hard.

The kids dead mom is now a ghost..and guess how she talks? Dannnnnyyy....Dannnny. Really? Beat me up-side the head with a tree.



Yes, I'm rating this one too. Bite me if you don't like it. I've read enough to know this is a bad book. The kid is 15 and talks like he is 8. Then everyone in the book keeps telling him that something is about to happen. IT DOES NOT!!!! I can't take anymore.

The writing is pretty bad, but I'm being nice
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Lydia
Jan 24, 2015 rated it liked it
Imagine being fifteen and having your whole world brought upside down.

Well, this is what happens when Danny Dirks gets to celebrate his fifteenth birthday. His grandfather tells him he's the heir of Arthur Pendragon, his neighbor's daughter - who seems to hate him despite his crush on her - is a dragon and his guardian, and there are enemies waiting for just the right moment to kill him and open a portal to the dragon world, with the intention of bringing humanity to its knees. Guess that means
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Book Gannet
Dec 01, 2014 rated it really liked it
Did someone mention dragons? Okay, I’ll admit it, that’s why I picked this book up. To be honest I’m not all that fond of Arthurian legend re-tellings and usually avoid them, but the idea of the girl-next-door being a dragon piqued my interest – and I’m mostly glad I did.

Danny’s a good main character – average and ordinary, he could be anyone – and he handles the changes in his life with a mixture of excitement, anger, bravery and confusion. Building slowly as various secrets are unfolded, the
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Lou
Sep 07, 2014 rated it really liked it
Wow! Wow!... WOW!!!

Lately GoodReads giveaways have been good to me for I have come to know some cool authors and their great books.

I usually don't read anything with dragon as a main theme, but this one was... awesome!

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I could do a list with all the things that I liked of this book but it'd be too long because I loved EVERYTHING of this novel!

The characters are really great and the story is page-turned so I could barely take my eyes off the book.
The story is original and I couldn't predict what
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Bee

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3.5 stars


This book wasn't perfect. Far from it. Actually, I had quite a few issues with it. But in the end... I still enjoyed it a lot. I mean... It's dragons, guys. DRAGONS!

Now that school is out for the summer, Danny just wants to play baseball in his father's orchard. But with his fifteenth birthday approaching, Danny finds out he is no ordinary boy. He hears voices and sees visions of his dead mother. He's also pretty sure the cute new girl
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Marjolein
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2.5 stars

When Danny's maternal grandfather arrives suddenly, more things are going to change than he could have ever imagined...

I don't really know what to say about this book. Whilst reading it felt like nothing was happening. A lot. The story seemed to be based mostly on the father and grandfather arguing and promising to tell Danny things that could come in very handy, but always postponing actually telling these things. What needs
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Martina
Oct 30, 2014 rated it really liked it
I received this book thanks a Goodread giveaway Abd i couldn't be more grateful of it.
The cover is just attractive and lovely, the colours catch the eye and at touch it is adorabile.
The plot isn't really originale, in truth: there is a guy with something powerful in him, an other kid who acts strange when they are around him and have wonderful nature( in this case the girl is a dragon! Wow!), someone older who has important information for the main character and a good old-fashioned villain.
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Sheetal Dash
Sep 04, 2014 marked it as to-read
Wow! Seems interesting. Wanna read it.
Jolien
3.5 stars

Review on my blog, The Fictional Reader

I’ve had this review book for far too long, and I’m ashamed. So I finally decided to pick this book up last week! I’m actually glad I did. I thought it was an enjoyable read. It’s a YA fantasy novel about DRAGONS. Yay!

PLOT

The story revolves around Danny, a boy about to turn fifteen. Not only his father and sister are there to celebrate, his grandfather is coming to visit as well. Danny doesn’t see him very often, because his mother -so his
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Elena
Dec 01, 2014 rated it it was ok
Shelves: fantasy, reviewed, ya-teen
Sigue hacia abajo para encontrar la reseña en español.

I got this review copy from NetGalley.


First of all, I have to say that this book was ok and that it was a nice story, but I was wondering while I was reading, if it would be part of a series and it turns out that it is. The reason is that over half of the book is just the introduction and things don’t get interesting until the last quarter of the book. It’s not boring and it works well, because Danny gets some clues that not everything is
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Hazel
Dec 11, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: reviewed
This ebook was provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review

Danny Dirk is and ordinary fourteen year old boy with a passion for baseball, however as he approaches his fifteenth birthday peculiar things begin to happen.

Beginning with the arrival of the new foreman for their apple farm, Danny begins experiencing the impossible. Eventually, Grandfather Pendrake, a surname not unlike Pendragon, reveals that Danny comes from a special lineage, one typically assumed to be a
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LB
Dec 03, 2014 rated it it was ok
Shelves: dragon, fantasy, youth
2.5 / 5 stars rating

This review is also posted at http://readingnookandcranny.blogspot....



I received a free galley copy of this novel from the publisher for an honest review.

I love stories of King Arthur, especially now that I've seen the BBC series of Merlin (and, of course, Monty Python and the Holy Grail). I have seen the entire series at least twice (the movie too many times to count), and it made me fall in love with both Merlin and King Arthur, only deepening my love for medieval styled
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BookLoversLife
Danny thinks he is going to spend his summer like he normally does, playing baseball and hanging with his friends, but this is no ordinary summer! This is the summer that Danny turns 15. His grandfather pays him a visit and what he tells Danny will change his life forever!

I'm a sucker for a Dragon book and will try anything with them in it, I'm also a sucker for an awesome cover and this is an awesome cover!!

Danny is told that he is the heir of Arthur, yes THAT Arthur and it's his job to fight
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Nyze Gremio
The writing actually crawled. To be honest, I could just stop reading it when I can, but I’m so curious where the dragons came from and how the author would present them so I continued. The book lacks the energy I’m looking for. Like nothing significant is happening all throughout. The world building was also vanilla. It didn’t really give me something to talk about for this review. Sigh. Anyway, I’ll try. Okay so Danny is related to King Arthur. Yes. That King Arthur and the Knights of the ...more
Bari
Jun 28, 2015 rated it it was ok
Shelves: fantasy, young-adult
I enjoyed this book but at times it was hard to figure out what the story was about. On the eve of his 15th birthday something starts happening to Danny that no one will tell him about. To be honest it drags on a bit about what is happening to him before the story gets to the point.

I recieved an advanced reader copy from NetGalley.

I'm not sure if I would recommend this. The book did finally pick up and I enjoyed it after that but as I said, it took a long time to get there.
Cheyenne
Thanks to Netgalley for letting me read this in exchange for a review.

DNF
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In second grade, Scott Mulraney wrote a series of comic strips called Peanut (a peanut with arms and legs) and Stickman (self explanatory) because those were the two things he could draw with some consistency. He ripped off every story line from Garfield, but his family thought it was cute. In high school, he wrote a ripoff of Red Dawn, changed the location to his NJ home town, and essentially ...more