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Publisher's Summary

In the first book of a new series by the internationally best-selling author of How to Train Your Dragon, the warring worlds of Wizards and Warriors collide in a thrilling and enchanting adventure.

Once there were Wizards, who were Magic, and Warriors, who were not. But Xar, son of the King of Wizards, can't cast a single spell. And Wish, daughter of the Warrior Queen, has a banned magical object of her own. When they collide in the wildwood, on the trail of a deadly witch, it's the start of a grand adventure that just might change the fabric of their worlds.

With Cressida Cowell's trademark wit and the same stunning combination of action, adventure, humor, and heart that made How to Train Your Dragon a beloved best-selling franchise, The Wizards of Once will transport and enchant listeners.

©2017 Cressida Cowell (P)2017 Hachette Audio

Critic Reviews

"A narrative rich in dragon muck...genuinely fierce [and] intelligent." (Kirkus)
"Cowell crafts two believable and lovable main characters...[a] strong new series starter." (School Library Journal)

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  • Teresa
  • NAMPA, ID, United States
  • 11-03-17

Awesome!

Let me start off by saying how much I loved the How to Train your Dragon series and was excited Cressida Cowell has come up with an awesome new series. This book was so much fun and not just for the kiddo’s, adults can enjoy it too. I was listen to it at work and was laughing out loud so much my coworkers asked what I was doing. Which of course made me laugh more. The story and the characters are very original and so full of life. I can’t wait until the next book comes out, this book was so good I feel like listening to it again. And of course, I love the narrator and was excited to see he was doing the reading because I just loved him in the HTYD books.

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A delightful book. A great performance.

I can not wait to read the next book in this series. Also, hats off to the reader. Well done.

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Enchanting and like-able characters

In my mind I imagine it as a Studio Ghibli production. It's so wonderfully described and mesmerizing with the ideas is delivers.
I would recommend this book especially to young girls about the same age as one of the main characters, Wish (13), because it delivers an excellent message about what can be done and how being "different" sometimes means you are exceptional.

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Fun new world

Fantastic imagery, wonderful plot, and a very easy read. David Tennant does unique voices and has a soothing tone as the quirky narrator.

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Too good

The story is amazing and I really want to read the next book, however I let my kids listen to it and is quite scary, no make that Very Scary. However great book I would reccomend for age 9 and up.

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Wonderful!

David Tennant is of course fantastic as the narrator. And the story is absolutely wonderful! I can't wait for the next book to come out.

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looking forward to the next one

Our family really enjoys Cowell's books. My son has listened to all of the How to Train Your Dragon books. And anything David Tennant narrates tends to be extraordinarily well performed. By the end of the book I was sad to realize that there were no sequels to it yet. We we are looking forward to when they come out.

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Loved it!

So happy to have another Cressida Cowell series to read! I loved the HTTYD series. David Tenant does a fantastic job bringing the characters to life too.