Thursday, August 01, 2013
Book Review: Hunt for the Devil's Dragon
We thoroughly enjoyed this latest offering in the Imagination Station series, Hunt for the Devil's Dragon, by Marianne Hering. In this story, cousins Patrick and Beth travel back in time to Libya in Mr. Whitaker's fantastic time machine, the Imagination Station. There they meet Hazi and his sister Sabra, as well as their father, Tarek. The family's village is being terrorized by a dragon (or so the villagers think). The villagers believe this dragon is from the devil and that they must sacrifice a child from the village in order to appease the beast. When Beth and Sabra are chosen for the sacrifice and Tarek is thrown in jail, Hazi and Patrick race to get help from Georgius, a kindly Roman soldier who is also a Christian. Will Georgius arrive in time to save the girls from the dragon? Or is there another more dangerous creature hiding in the shadows?
Loosely based on the legend of St. George and the Dragon, we found this book to be a little more fantasy and a little less history than other books in the series. However, it was still a great edge-of-your-seat adventure for our kids, who absolutely love every Imagination Station book, and beg me for "just ONE more chapter!" at the end of every chapter. :) We love this series for the great moral and spiritual lessons and the wonderful kid-appeal. Hunt for the Devil's Dragon is a great addition to the series, and as always, we can't wait for the next book to be released! The kids and I give this book 5 our of 5 stars. :)
**I received a free copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my review. I was not required to give a positive review, and all opinions expressed are my own.
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