Hello Book Lovers! Today on my blog I have The Royal Order of Fighting Dragons. On my stop there is a spotlight, review, and giveaway.
Born to... Fight?
Ike Rupert Hollingsberry is haunted by the past because complete strangers won’t let him forget that his famous father died on the set of The Fighting Dragons, a cult favorite that still has people talking. But when he’s attacked by a large locust, like the one that killed his dad, Ike is helped by the geekiest nerd of all, Elmira Hand. Killing the giant locust is only the beginning of the surprises in store for Ike as he is whisked away from New York City to an isolated Florida compound to assume his role as the next in line to lead the Royal Order of Fighting Dragons—that are NOT supposed to exist—and learns his dad’s death was a cover-up for a far greater purpose…
Ike is a normal kid who is haunted by his dad's death while filming the tv show he was on. Even though it wasn't on for long it has a cult following and the fans don't let him forget about it. Some of them even think it was real and that his dad actually rode a real dragon while fighting huge locusts. Ike laughs it off until he gets a video texted to him of his dad dying which his mom was told there wasn't one. Now Ike finds out that he is a long line of Royal Dragon fighters and he has to pick up where is dad left off. But with new friends and old ones he is ready to stop the locusts once and for all.
Ike is a great character. He is brave for being so young along with his other friends. I was hooked on this book quickly and couldn't stop reading it until it was done. But that's to be expected when there is action, magic, a secret order, and dragons. I love dragons so that there sold me on this book. I highly recommend this book to kids and adults as it's a quick fun read. 4/5 Bloody Fangs
"…a fast-paced, entertaining story with appealing characters, a healthy dose of action, and a dash of humor." ―Publishers Weekly
DanElish is the author of nine novels, including The School for the Insanely Gifted, The Worldwide Dessert Contest, and Born Too Short: Confessions of an 8th Grade Basket Case (Simon & Schuster), which was named a New York Public Library "Book for the Teenage" and a "Young Adult Choice for the International Reading Association.”
Dan co-wrote the book for the Broadway musical 13with music and lyrics by Jason Robert Brown, which premiered on Broadway in 2008 and is slated to be a movie by CBS Films. Dan is also a TV writer who has worked on shows such as Cyberchase (PBS) and Jo-Jo’s Circus (Disney). Dan has received fellowships and scholarships to the Bread Loaf and Sewanee Writers’ Conferences and is represented by Matt Bialer at Greenburger Associates. He lives in New York with his wife and children.
Thank you for stopping by my blog today. I would also like to say Thank you to Jean for letting me participate in this blog tour and say Thank you to Dan for letting me read your book. Don't forget to enter the giveaway below.