Darek, and his friends, and their fathers have returned from the Mountains of Krad to discover that their village is now ruled by a tyrant. Soon all are engaged in a fantastic struggle that will change their entire world forever! (Digest)
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Grade 3-4?In this sixth book in the series, young Darek of Zoriac, his friends, and their dragons must guide an army against the cruel Kradens of the Black Mountains, who keep Zorians as slaves. The commander of the army is Zarnak, a Zorian tyrant who wants to rule his country and conquer the Kradens. Luckily, Darek's previous adventures in the Black Mountains have earned him knowledge and friendships that aid him and his dragon in bringing peace and taking away Zarnak's power. This title begins slowly, with much explanation of the characters' previous exploits, and continues to move sluggishly until the very end, when the resolution comes about with dizzying speed. Furthermore, there isn't much here about the bond between Darek and his dragon, which is a staple of dragon lore, and the characters remain flat and uninteresting. Suggest Bruce Coville's Sarah and the Dragon (HarperCollins, 1984; o.p.) or Ruth Stiles Gannett's oldie-but-goodie, My Father's Dragon (Random, 1986) to young dragon lovers. The truly enraptured will quickly move on to the more challenging but supremely satisfying "Pit Dragons" series (Harcourt) by Jane Yolen or Patricia Wrede's "Enchanted Forest Chronicles" series (Harcourt).?Eva Mitnick, Los Angeles Public Library
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Book Description Aladdin, 1998. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110671014005