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Saturday, 14 January 2017

Review: Dragon Shield

Dragon Shield is a cross between A Night at the Museum and Indiana Jones with a bit of horror mixed in. What else would you call it when everything living freezes and statues come to life?

Will and his little sister Jo are the only two people unaffected by the glitch. Jo, with her bung leg and Will, with his secret regrets, set off to work out what went wrong and, hopefully, to fix it but like every action adventure, there are obstacles along the way: fire-breathing dragons for a start.

Everyone might know there are no such things as fire-breathing dragons but Charlie Fletcher creates a realistic world. And his timing is faultless. Just when you think a happy ending is in sight, something even more calamitous blocks Will and Jo's path.

Strap yourself in for a fast moving thriller but be warned: this is not recommended for those prone to nightmares. It might be worth grabbing Dragon Shield #2 (The London Pride( and Dragon Shield #3 (The City of Beasts) so you won't be left in suspense.

Title: Dragon Shield
Author: Charlie Fletcher
Publisher: Hodder Children's Books, $12.99
Publication Date: 8 July 2014
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781444917321
For ages: 8 +
Type: Middle Fiction

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