The Shadow Dragons is my last in the series to reread. The next two books will be new to me! I am still enjoying this series, enjoying the characters and all the twists and turns. Each book leads the Caretaker into a bigger mess, making earlier conflicts seem almost too easy to set right. In this one, "to save the world" the Caretakers must team up with previous Caretakers and loyal subjects/citizens of the Archipelago. There are many separate journeys in this one--the Caretakers split up--and some will venture to the end of the world and back. One of their allies is Don Quixote! Madoc plays a significant role in this one--as does Rose. This book seems to be taking the series in a new direction.
I did appreciate this one more upon rereading it. When I first read it, I had not read Don Quixote for myself. And I did not truly know his story well enough to appreciate his appearance in this series. I don't think you *have* to have read certain books in order to like the series, but, I do think your appreciation will only grow the more you know your mythology, classics, and fantasy novels. This one is still heavily reliant on King Arthur!!!
Read The Shadow Dragons
- IF you have enjoyed the previous books in the series: Here There Be Dragons, Search for the Red Dragon, Indigo King.
- If you enjoy fantasy, mythology, and classic literature
- If you enjoy works by C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien
© 2012 Becky Laney of Becky's Book Reviews