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Monday, 7 March 2016

REVIEW BY KARENE - Bentwhistle The Dragon series by Paul Cude

A Threat from the Past



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Genre:

Young Adult, Fantasy


Synopsis:

Ever been addicted? Most people have at some point, but it was different for these three. They'd become addicted to their respective sports: hockey, lacrosse and rugby. What's wrong with that? Nothing, apart from the fact they're DRAGONS, living in the present day, in a world in which dragons disguised as humans have infiltrated the human race at almost every level, to guide and protect them. 
Three young dragons, a master mantra maker, and a complete dragon stranger with more than a little history attached to him, become caught up in an evil plot by a sinister newcomer to steal a precious commodity, vital to the dragon community. How will the reluctant hero and his friends fare against an enemy of his race from far in the past? 
Fascinating insights into the dragon world are interspersed throughout the book. Ever wondered how dragons travel below ground at almost the speed of sound? Or how they use magical mantras to transform their giant bodies into convincing human shapes? 
In an action packed adventure that features both human and dragon team sports, you'll learn the true story of George and the Dragon, get a dragon-like perspective on human social issues and insight into what to do if you meet a giant spider grinning at you when you're wearing nothing but your smile! 
You'd be flamin' mad to miss it. 



4 out of 5 (very good)


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"Bentwhistle The Dragon: A Threat From The Past" is the first book in this series, and is an engaging tale with well developed characters, Gee Tee being my favorite. It's an interesting mix of dragon shifters, mystery, sports, myth, and more. While it's an interesting story, it's not a light read, but falls more along the lines of a "Harry Potter" style book. It's incredibly rich and detailed, and is sometimes too detailed. The descriptions, and small side trips the characters take, bog down the tale and can detract from the overall plot. The story is set primarily in England, and it's possible that some of the references might be lost on the American audience. Overall though, "Bentwistle The Dragon: A Threat From The Past" is a good read. It will definitely appeal to "Potter" and "The Hobbit" fans, and is suitable for both adult and young adult readers.

* I received this book from the author in return for a fair and honest review. *

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A Chilling Revelation


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Genre:

Young Adult, Fantasy

Synopsis:

Following his harrowing and near death experience at the talons of the evil dragon Manson in 'A Threat From The Past', Peter Bentwhistle, the human shaped dragon and reluctant hero, finds himself on the slow path to recovery. 
Helped by his dragon friends, Tank and Richie (both in their human forms), he finds solace in his new found friendship with the dragon king. But the three friends are soon unwittingly drawn into a deadly plot, when a straight forward meeting with the monarch sees them helping an injured dragon agent, straight back from his mission in Antarctica with news of a devastating encounter with another ancient race. 
Blackmail, intrigue, forbidden love interests, a near fatal mantra gone wrong, a highly charged rugby match in which Tank takes a beating, combined with enough laminium ball action to please dragons the world over, stretch the bonds of the dragons' friendship like never before. New friends and ancient enemies clash as the planet braces itself for one of the most outrageous attacks it has ever seen. Lost secrets and untold lore come to light, while sinister forces attempt to steal much coveted magic. 
Explosive exploits, interspersed with a chilly backdrop and unexpected danger at every turn, make for an action-packed, electrifying adventure. 
'Snow way you'll wanna miss this! 


4 out of 5 (very good)


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Here There Be More Dragons!  
"Bentwhistle The Dragon: A Chilling Revelation" is the second book in this series, and is a great tale with well developed characters. It's an interesting mix of dragon shifters, mystery, sports, myth, and more. It even occasionally reads like a spy adventure. While it's an interesting story, it's not a light read, but falls more along the lines of a "Harry Potter" style book. It's incredibly detailed, and is sometimes too detailed. The descriptions, side trips, and various sports game play by play can bog down the story and can detract from the overall plot. I do like that the story conveys that you don't have to be the best, most athletic, or most popular to be a hero. Overall though, "Bentwistle The Dragon: A Chilling Revelation" is a good read. It will definitely appeal to "Potter" and "The Hobbit" fans, and is suitable for both adult and young adult readers. 

* I received this book from the author in return for a fair and honest review. *

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A Twisted Prophecy


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Genre:

Young Adult, Fantasy

Synopsis:

Amid turmoil surrounding devastating attacks across the world, the dragon domain faces the planet's greatest fear: global terrorism by an unknown force of magic users. 
Against this backdrop of fear, the friends' relief at having Richie back from the jaws of death is quickly tempered when they discover the price she has paid and exactly what she will have to forfeit. With Manson's deadly scheme in full swing, events quickly turn from bad to worse. An army of nagas controlled by the threat to their king, help the evil dragon storm the kingdom, capturing Peter, Tank and Flash in the process. 
With no help on the horizon and the dragons below ground neutralised, how will the threat be stopped? Will the white dragon turn out to be their saviour, or will a fierce lacrosse match prove to be the turning point for a rescue so unconventional, nobody could ever see it coming? 
With a hoard of treasure and more magical artefacts than a witch's kitchen, you'll have to read on to find out if everything will turn out all white!

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Paul Cude is a husband, father, field hockey player and aspiring photographer. Lost without his hockey stick, he can often be found in between writing and chauffeuring children, reading anything from comics to sci-fi, fantasy to thrillers. Too often found chained to his computer, it would be little surprise to find him, in his free time, somewhere on the Dorset coastline, chasing over rocks and sand in an effort to capture his wonderful wife and lovely kids with his camera. Paul Cude is also the author of the Bentwhistle the Dragon series of books.


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