It has been nine years since John, Jack, and Charles had their great adventure in the Archipelago of Dreams, and became the caretakers of the Imaginarium Geographica. Now, they have been brought together again to solve a mystery: someone is kidnapping the children of the Archipelago. And their only clue is a mysterious message delivered by a strange girl with artificial wings: "The Crusade has begun". Worse, they discover that all of the legendary Dragonships have disappeared as well.
The only chance they have to save the world from a centuries-old plot is to seek out the last of the Dragonships, the Red Dragon, in a spectacular journey that takes them from Sir James Barrie's Kensington Gardens to the Underworld of the Greek Titans of myth. With friends both familiar and new, they will travel through an extraordinary landscape where history, myth, and fable blend together to tell the oldest story in the world. And along the way, the Caretakers of the Geographica will discover that great deeds alone do not make heroes, and that growing up may be unavoidable...but growing old doesn't have to be.
©2008 James A. Owen; (P)2008 Simon and Schuster, Inc.
This masterful piece by Owen and the magical reading by Langton has caused me to listen to this and the other books over and over and over. So swell are the intricate details and so lively is it told that nearly all readers of most ages can enjoy the ride into the archipelago of dreams and beyond
I enjoyed the book and yes after a long while I would listen to it again
The three caretakers of the book of course
This was as good as it gets for his fanasty books
Strange thing Dragons
Look forward to reading the rest of the series
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