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The Dragon's Eye (Dragonology Chronicles, Vol 1)
The Dragon's Eye - Dragonology Chronicles, Vol 1
Author: Dugald A. Steer
For the first time ever, DRAGONOLOGY fiction! Introducing the Dragonology Chronicles -- full-length novels with enough fire-breathing adventure to satisfy true DRAGONOLOGY fans who just can't get enough! — Adventure! Villains! And dragons, dragons, dragons! Brought to us by the creators of the runaway Ne...  more » bestsellers DRAGONOLOGY and THE DRAGONOLOGY HANDBOOK, the Dragonology Chronicles are a series of dragon adventures told by one of Dr. Drake's young students.

In Volume 1 of the Chronicles, THE DRAGON'S EYE, Daniel Cook and his sister, Beatrice, spend the summer with their parents' eccentric former tutor, Dr. Ernest Drake. Not only do Daniel and Beatrice begin to study dragonology, but they are also soon caught up in the race to find the stolen Dragon's Eye jewel -- which has the power to reflect the true Dragon Master -- before it is stolen by evil dragonologist Ignatius Crook. The two must work with Dr. Drake -- as well as many friendly dragons -- to foil Ignatius and recover the Dragon's Eye.
ISBN-13: 9780763628109
ISBN-10: 0763628107
Publication Date: 11/14/2006
Pages: 256
Reading Level: Ages 9-12
Rating:
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4.1 stars, based on 17 ratings
Publisher: Candlewick
Book Type: Hardcover
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Reviewed by K. Osborn Sullivan for TeensReadToo.com

As I read THE DRAGON'S EYE, I kept getting a feeling of deja vu. It took a while to figure out why, but then it came to me. THE DRAGON'S EYE reminded me a little of the SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS books. There was that familiar emphasis on conducting research, and recording findings in little notebooks, and solving problems. Only instead of three orphans dodging Count Olaf, THE DRAGON'S EYE focuses on a brother and sister trying to escape the evil designs of the inferior dragonologist, Ignatius Crook. Unfortunately, this one didn't have the same humor in it that I enjoyed so much in the SOUE books.

Overall, I have mixed feelings about THE DRAGON'S EYE. In the plus column, the novel was heavy on dragons of various types. They all have names and unique personalities. Also, it had an element of boy versus girl competition that seemed to resolve itself reasonably well.

On the other hand, the frequent references to dragon diaries and research methods disrupted the action. Doubtless that was the point -- to identify the importance of learning about a subject before jumping into it and conducting a poor study. But still, the execution was a little heavy-handed for my taste.

For young dragon lovers, this would probably be a popular title. I emphasize the word "young." THE DRAGON'S EYE seems geared to a younger audience than many of the books reviewed here at TeensReadToo. My 14-year-old son read it, too, and he was disappointed because it definitely felt "too young" for him. But for budding fantasy lovers who can't get enough dragons, this one has the potential to be a winner.
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