Monday, 18 May 2009
YOUNG ADULT REVIEW: Dragon Orb: Longfang - Mark Robson
Dragons in Areth each have a single predestined rider and life mission, given to them by the Oracle. Kira and her dusk dragon, Longfang, must find the third orb to save the Oracle, leader of all dragonkind. Following a path beset with dangers and traps, the four dragonriders must reach the twilight world of the Castle of Shadows. Kira knows enough to be anxious. What twisted sacrifice will this orb demand?
If you have been following the exploits of this intrepid crew of Dragon Riders as they seek to fulfil their life mission then you will of course by now have eagerly devoured this novel. As with the others its got cracking character portrayal with the dragons intellect and ability complimenting their riders in a beautiful symbiotic relationship.
Lovingly crafted, this third book in the series sets up the forth and final part for an epic conclusion as the characters question the goals of their mission due to the evils of the orbs requested by the oracle. Will the young questor’s succeed or will their enemy, the overlord of the night dragon conclave succeed in foiling this quest as he has done with others? How will this series end?
We don’t know but one thing we do is that when that final part lands it won’t be on the TBR pile, it’ll be started within the hour as to you really can’t beat this series for the thrills, the spills and above all the way that the author has woven the tale with cunning traps along with puzzles.
If you want a series to introduce a young reader to the wonder world of fantasy, then this is the one for you, however don’t make the mistake of jumping into this series at this point, get the whole lot from book one and you’ll see your young reader grow and devour these books with relish.