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The Crusade has begun.
"There's an old myth in the Archipelago," he said softly, shaking his head. "A legend really...I recall it mentioned a Crusade, but those events happened eight centuries ago...We always thought it was only a story."

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.

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Awesome!!!

This is an awesome book, it totally ROCKS!!!

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Amazing

Just like the first book in his series, the audio is amazing. The reader really dives deep into the different voices and character reactions.

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love the intertwining of other literature

as you embark on a great adventure for the second time yoiu wont be disappointed instead of men like Nemo in this title you will get to know Peter, yes The Pan... love this series

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Great book

This book was great!! With the twists and turns. This is a book to read many times over to catch the little hints. I am so happy to have the series in my library!!! I would love to meet the author! One of my top five books to date.

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Brilliant Story

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

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  • Dennis
  • FORT PIERCE, FL, United States
  • 03-10-14

The mysteries of life are more interesting

Would you listen to The Search for the Red Dragon again? Why?

I enjoyed the book and yes after a long while I would listen to it again

Who was your favorite character and why?

The three caretakers of the book of course

Have you listened to any of James Langton’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

This was as good as it gets for his fanasty books

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Strange thing Dragons

Any additional comments?

Look forward to reading the rest of the series