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The Dragons of Ordinary Farm


This tale from fantasy writers' Tad Williams and Deborah Beale centers on siblings Tyler and Lucinda, whose divorced parent's seem more interested in their new, independent lives than them. When they receive an odd, out-of-nowhere invitation to Ordinary Farm from an uncle they've never heard of, they're dismayed when their mother leaps at the opportunity to get them a place to stay while she goes on a single's retreat. What ensues is more than either or them expect or bargain for.

Despite it's childish looking cover, Dragons was a page-turner and certainly not condescending in it's writing. In fact, the cheerful little girl on the dragon? Yeah, it doesn't quite happen that way. Anyway, my point is: I'm 21 and I loved it, so don't let the cover scare you away.

The Dragons of Ordinary Farm managed to be original, creative and fresh, while being spooky, suspenseful and awesome! Lucinda and Tyler were believable as siblings - and both of them likable. They succeeded, in my opinion, where Jake Ransom and the Shadow of the Skull King failed - making a brother and sister likable, relatable and realistic. The adventure was new and not a retread of anything else. There are many plots and twists that make every chapter exciting - plus the humor is almost surprisingly current and laugh-out-loud.

I am eager and hopeful to find out that there will be many more books involving this anything-but Ordinary Farm! I think any fans of Harry Potter and fantasy in general will agree!

Check it out June 2nd!!!

P.S. I'm hoping to blog about it soon, but DEFINITELY check out the Shamer Chronicles by Lene Kaaberbol (starting with The Shamer's Daughter). One of the best fantasy/adventure series I've ever read!

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