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Dragonwatch

(Dragonwatch #1)

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In the hidden dragon sanctuary of Wyrmroost, Celebrant the Just, King of the Dragons, plots his revenge. He has long seen the sanctuaries as prisons, and he wants nothing more than to overthrow his captors and return the world to the Age of Dragons, when he and his kind ruled and reigned without borders. The time has come to break free and reclaim his power.

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Hardcover, 384 pages
Published March 14th 2017 by Shadow Mountain
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Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽
Review first posted on Fantasy Literature:

Fans of Brandon Mull’s FABLEHAVEN middle grade fantasy series now have a chance to revisit that world with Dragonwatch (2017), the first book in his new FABLEHAVEN ADVENTURE series. In the world of FABLEHAVEN, mythical beings like fairies, centaurs, dragons and demons actually exist, living in hidden, protected sanctuaries where most humans are unaware of their existence. Even if you enter a preserve, unless you drink the milk of a magical milch cow, fai
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Mlpmom (Book Reviewer)
When fans heard there would be another book set in the Fablehaven world, I think they might have gone crazy with excitement. Tears might have been shed and throats might have gone hoarse from screaming in glee.

What can I say about a beloved series?

Another fabulous, wonderful addition, no extra, to the series that fans not only weren't expecting but are over the moon thrilled with. Well done Mister Mull in once again resurrecting a series that many have not forgotten and will live on in their hea
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Fiona
Dec 23, 2015 marked it as to-read
Let me tell you a little story.

It was the summer that I was 14 and I was going to Zambia with my parents for three weeks. It's the sort of a once in a lifetime opportunity that most people would die for. My mother was going to help train teachers and my father and I were going to tag along.

It was the most incredible trip and definitely life-changing in ways that I cannot describe. However, at the end of it all, after staying in camps and being accepted into other people's homes, my parents deci
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Connor
Apr 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: middle-grade, dragons
I was writing out notes to do a video review of this, and I have a huge list of pros without many cons. I'm a big fan of Mull's books, so this comes as no surprise at all.
Tammi Moran
Aug 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Hey, man. I have to know how Grandma and Grandpa Larsen explained their sudden reappearance to the Uncle Pete, Aunt Zola, Knox, Tess, Uncle Tuck, Aunt Kim, etc. after they had been "dead" for some time, without telling them everything about the magical world.
Calista
Yeah, Another Brandon Mull Book! I have to say, I love Fablehaven and it's wonderful to go back to that world. This book does not disappoint. This is all about Dragons and a whole lot of dragons. Kendra and Seth are back for more adventuring and the stakes are higher.

I've never heard of an Alcetaur. Well, they are pretty fantastic. Brandon comes up with such great characters. His imagination seems boundless. I can't believe that I always feel surprised reading his books and he is a master at wor
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Taylor
Jul 31, 2015 marked it as to-read
Please please please don't ruin the fablehaven series. Don't milk the series for all its worth.
✘Tabby✘
Feb 15, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc, e-book, kindle, netgalley
Received from: Shadow Mountain Publishing
Received Via: NetGalley.com


THE REVIEW

Why this book?
I loved the Fablehaven series

What I thought

Like I said I loved the Fablehaven series, so when I saw this was a Fablehaven adventure I couldn't wait to get my hands on it. Luckily it showed up on NetGalley, you should have seen how fast I requested this baby. I gotta say this book didn't disappoint, it had all the elements I loved about Fablehaven plus dragons! I also loved how Seth finally got the spotli
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Xandra (TheBookBlogBattle)
Oct 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
RATING : like 4 dragons 🐉🐉🐉🐉 (but 3.75 stars)

I didn’t realize how much I missed the Fablehaven universe until I picked up this book! (Keep this in mind.)

You can read the full review on my blog!

I’ll admit, I finished the original Fablehaven series several years ago and did not have time to reread it before reading Dragonwatch, so of course I didn’t remember everything from way back then.

I’d also like you to know that the original Fablehaven series is so good. If you haven’t read that yet, I do
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Niki Hawkes - The Obsessive Bookseller
I am a HUGE Fablehaven fan, considering it my all-time favorite middle grade series (aside from Harry Potter – the untouchable). I loved it for its fun storyline, boundless surprises, and sense of wonder. If you’d asked me which element of Fablehaven I’d wanted to read more about, the dragon sanctuary would have been my pick, hands down. Not only was it a magical place to visit, but I thought Mull had only scratched the surface of what it had to offer. I was thrilled when Dragonwatch was announc ...more
Nanci Booher
Oct 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Thank you to Edelweiss and Shadow Mountain for advanced access to this title. Fablehaven is hands down one of my all time favorite series and I always use it when talking to kids about reading something new. That being said, I had no idea that a new series was starting.

Dragonwatch happens after book 5 of Fablehaven and in this new series the Dragons are no longer content and threaten to destroy the world. A new caretaker must be appointed to Wymroost, however there is no one to appoint so Grandp
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rachel
3.5 stars

it was so good to be back in this world but not quite as good as the original series. i need to dwell on it for a bit.
Tabitha Reyes
Sep 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I have never, never ever been more excited for a book to come out...!!!! I CANNOT WAIT FOR THIS BOOK.
Fablehaven is my childhood, and I read it whenever I need a major pick me up and exit from reality. Its such a safe haven for me. Do not ruin Kendra, Seth, ect. They are too precious.
Peter Schuenke
Aug 31, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I cannot wait! Fablehaven is my all time favorite series.
Susannah Grace
Feb 01, 2017 marked it as to-read
Shelves: not-released
I HAVE BEEN WAITING SEVEN FREAKING YEARS FOR THIS YOU BET UR BUTT IM PREORDERING THIS AND AM GOING TO REREAD THE ORIGINAL SERIES IN PREPARATION
The tears will be real, make no mistake.
livvy.jane33
Sep 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
We have a cover! I repeat: WE HAVE A COVER!!!
To be totally honest, I'm not sure how I feel about this cover...It's certainly very cool, but....IDK I will have to think about it.
Still super excited for this

REVIEW AFTER READING THE BOOK:
DANG.
LIKE.
JUST.
DANG.
4.75 stars!!! This was so good! The plot was awesome as usual, and the characters were amazing and yeah. Dang.
Though I have to say...
GARRETH. Why. If this turns into a love triangle thing I swear.......
Lindsey Lynn (thepagemistress)
I received this book in exchange for an honest review.

Pros:
The world building
The creatures
Pacing

Cons:
Didn't like Kendra at all unfortunately. Frankly, she annoyed me.
Parts of it were a bit unrealistic, even for fantasy.

I overall really loved the world and think this is a great adventure, especially for younger readers.
Eri
Feb 02, 2016 marked it as to-read
SIGN ME UP FOR THIS (I'm so beyond excited for this)
Katy
Apr 24, 2017 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: fans of the series
I loved, loved, LOVED the Fablehaven series (though I was admittedly older than the target audience while I was reading it), so when I was scrolling through the Goodreads popular feed and saw this, I was SO. EXCITED. Did it live up to the hype? Well...

Short Version, Sans Spoilers: Not as good as the original series, but also not bad. I think it's a good pick for middle-grade students, but maybe only ones that are already pretty psyched about reading—I'm not sure it's an easy sell to kids who don
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Tirzah
Sep 10, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fablehaven
The COVER is here...this made my night week!!!

Update: As you can see from my above exclamation, I was eagerly awaiting this book. There was much bliss when I at long last held a copy in my hands.

I need to start out by assuring the skeptical fans that their fears be no more. Brandon Mull does not disappoint. You can tell he cares for his characters and the magical world he has developed. At the end of the book, he writes a kind note to the readers and shares that he took some thought before start
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Deborah Embury
Jan 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I truly cannot ever imagine a "Fablehaven" novel that fails to delight and entertain me to the fullest extent possible.
When I was 12, I read the first "Fablehaven" story and to say I was obsessed would be an understatement. This is a series that solidified my already firm love of fantasy into a love that has inspired me to write my own fantasy worlds and stories. This is a creative, one of a kind, and utterly delightful series written by Brandon Mull, who's imagination never ceases to amaze me.
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Lisa  (Bookworm Lisa)
I began my Fablehaven journey with my children. We would sit down together and enjoy the fantasy world full of hidden danger. Seth and Kendra were children saving the world from mystical creatures. Now Seth and Kendra are teenagers, once again saving the world from dragons.

I loved this book. This book is perfect for any reader from middle grade on up. The main characters are children, but the book is full of description, action, and adventure.

The book has great pacing. There wasn't a moment to
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Josephine
Mar 02, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc, for-review
Mr. Mull is one talented writer. Again, how is Fablehaven not yet adapted for the big screen??
Full review here.
Ms. Yingling
Feb 25, 2017 rated it really liked it
ARC from Publisher; also available on Edelweiss

After saving the world in the Fablehaven series (has it really been seven years since the last one came out?), Kendra and Seth are back. This time, they find out that unless they are able to take over control of Wyrmroost, the dragons will escape and take over the world, since Celebrant, the dragon who is a caretaker, wants more freedom for both himself and his charges. With the forces of Fablehaven behind them, Kendra and Seth are able to impress C
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Ashley
Jul 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: edelweiss
4.5/5 stars

About seven years ago, I finished the Fablehaven series. I really enjoyed it. It's a fun kids' story about magical creatures with solid characters and an exciting plot.
In October at YALL Fest, I got to meet Brandon Mull (nice guy) and he told me that he was working on a sequel series to Fablehaven. I knew I wanted to read it, and then, edelweiss provided me a copy in exchange for an honest review.

Dragonwatch picks up a few months after the original series ends. It stars the same main
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Tressa (Wishful Endings)
Mar 25, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2017
DRAGONWATCH was full of familiar characters for Fablehaven fans as well as some new ones, plus the danger and adventure you'd expect. An overall fun story for Middle Grade readers.

I need to note that I have not read the Fablehaven series. My kids have and loved it. This is then my first foray into this mystical world of faries, witches, dragons, and many other creatures. I was pleasantly surprised that I didn't have any issues with keeping the characters straight or with understanding the story
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Aimee (Getting Your Read On)
It's finally here!! The long awaited sequel series to Fablehaven is FINALLY here. Fablehaven fans rejoice!! :) ha. That would be my family. When I told them this book was coming out and I had been offered a chance to review it they were so excited. I told them I wasn't sure I would review and they almost lynched me. I was just teasing, of course, because why would I pass up a chance to get my hands on Dragonwatch?! One of the best things about this series is that it appeals to all audiences- you ...more
Rosie LaJenky
Mar 20, 2017 rated it did not like it
Sadly, Brandon Mull is losing his touch. Or I'm past his books' reading levels. Or I just don't know true awesome writing anymore.

Dragonwatch had a slow and meandering plot, annoying/boring characters, and nothing . . . special. Many things felt abrupt and cut off, and I'm still a little surprised they put two kids in charge of a DRAGON SANCTUARY. And I know, I know. They're amazing kids. They've done a lot. But . . . a DRAGON SANCTUARY?? Especially SETH??

Also, Kendra is 15 years old. And she's
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Kat Heckenbach
Jan 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
If you read the first five Fablehaven novels and loved the series, you won't be disappointed. The same great characters, Seth getting into mischief, Kendra being level-headed, both of them being brave. Dragons, magic, challenges...What can I say--it's more of everything I loved about the first five books!


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Mindy
Apr 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I have been waiting for a sequel to Fablehaven for years. Fablehaven is one of my favorite series and Dragonwatch did not disappoint. I loved it. It had everything that I would except from a Fablehaven book and more. The author does a good job of catching the reader up on events that took place in the other books, but I would still highly recommend reading the other books in the series before reading Dragonwatch. There is bravery, humor and non-stop action for Kendra and Seth. I loved the connec ...more
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