"Mother taught me to be polite to dragons...."
Daystar never thought he'd be walking through the Enchanted Forest with a magic sword, a fire-witch, and a baby dragon. He never dreamed his mother, Cimorene, would tell him to leave their home and not to return until his task was complete. Or that he alone held the power to release King Mendanbar and the Enchanted Forest from the wizards' evil spell. He doesn't even know who King Mendanbar is.
But Daystar learns quickly, and that's good, because he's about to encounter magic and wizards and dragons - quite a deadly combination.
©2002 Patricia C. Wrede; (P)2002 Random House, Inc.
I have listened to Talking to Dragons and the rest of the Enchanted Forest Chronicles my whole life and I never get tired of them! They are imaginative, well written stories full of humor, adventure and a little bit of romance. Ms. Wrede does a wonderful job weaving together these beautiful, complex books with allusions to the fairy tales we grew up with and plenty of stylistic flare. The full cast narration is also amazing in that it really brings the characters to life. Talking to Dragons truly has something for everyone and is enjoyable for all ages!
The story picks up 17 years after the last book with Cimorene's son Daystar beginning his own quest - where he encounters some new friends as well as some old favorites. Daystar's character is instantly likable and you can tell he's his mother's son. The cast, as always, does a brilliant job of portraying the characters and bringing the story to life. All in all a wonderful ens to the series.
Book 4 of the Enchanted Forest Chronicles brings us happily-ever-afters for all of our favorite characters, and introduces some new faces - or should I say voices? The baby dragon shows us a different dimension of dragon personality not revealed elsewhere in the series. The hero and heroine seem almost as childish as the dragon - but since this is a childeren's book, it doesn't detract from the story. Both human characters show growth as the story progresses, although in different ways.
Children's stories like Talking to Dragons are well suited to full cast performances. I am so happy to finally have access to this title on Audible, for easy sharing with my favorite children - and with those who are young at heart.
Please bring us Book 3 so that I can share the whole series!
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