The Dragon Hollow Trilogy by Christy Bower

2 Jul

Before I get to today’s review – I get to tell you Stephanie The Secret Files of Fairday Morrow blog (Click HERE to go THERE) won my give away copy of The Starburst Juju (see my review HERE). Congratulations! I will be emailing you to get your mailing address. :)

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HELLO BLOGOSPHERE! :D

Happy Wednesday to you! Today I have not one, but 3 books to tell you about! An exciting and fun TRIOLOGY!

The Dragon Hollow Trilogy

By Christy Bower

draghol1Book 1: The Legend of Dragon Hollow

212 pages – ages 9+

Published by CreateSpace on May 25, 2013

Summary (From the back of the book): When an enemy army attacked Mirabeau, Peter and his friends, Sebastian and Alexandra, lost their parents, their homes, and their city. They set off in search of the dragon’s treasure that Peter had read about in his favorite book, The Legend of Dragon Hollow.

On their journey, they encounter all sorts of people and adventures, and they learn valuable lessons that will help them fulfill their destiny – a destiny that is greater than dragon treasure.

draghol2Book 2: The Secret of The Sword

186 pages – ages 9+

Published by CreateSpace on September 23, 2013

Summary (From the back of the book): [SPOILER ALERT] After Peter learned he was the rightful heir to the throne, he returned to Mirabeau to discover a tyrant had made himself king. When Peter and his friends, Sebastian and Alexandra, try to spy on the tyrant king, they are captured as traitors. It looks as if things will end badly for the three young people, especially when an invading army attacks the city, complicating the situation.

draghol3Book 3: The Rise of The Dragon King

196 pages – ages 9+

Published by CreateSpace on October 8, 2013

Summary (From the back of the book)[SPOILER ALERT] In this third book in the Dragon Hollow Trilogy, young Peter Cole has just taken the throne of Mirabeau, but being a king is not what he expected. In addition to the city’s financial crisis that left knights and workers unpaid, King Peter is also faced with the disappearance of a friend; a dragon bent on revenge; a call for help from an ally; and a horde of barbarians on the march for his city. Meanwhile, his two friends, Sebastian and Alexandra, face problems of their own. Alexandra is coming to grips with being scarred by the dragon burns and Sir Sebastian is learning to be a knight while dealing with a bully in Knight School. Peter’s destiny as the foretold Dragon King is liked to whether he can navigate these difficulties and fulfill his calling.

What I Liked About the Trilogy: This series was action-packed, hilarious, and great for kids. The books are full of “references to fairy tales, fables, fantasy fiction, classic literature, nursery rhymes, and children’s songs”. I laughed at “The Three Musket Deer”, a tyrant king named Ham Burger (or King Burger), King Cole, and his wife’s name, Nat (some kids may not get some of the references – I didn’t get a couple and asked my parents about them), and so much more! I think I fell off my beanbag chair a couple of times laughing at the book! The story, itself, very good. Ms. Bower’s writing style is enjoyable and the self-published book is edited well. I liked the story-line a lot. Peter was a great main character. He was brave (for a kid), smart (for a kid), and awesome (for anybody). He handles situations very well. Donkey Oatie was hilarious too. In the book, there is a** repeated, but it is normally talking about Donkey Oatie (as in Donkey Oatie said things about him, like his mother always said that he was a “smart a**”). The theory that geckos, when put in water, turn into dragons, was a great one (and was a TOTAL surprise to me *Note to self – get geko). The books were quick, fun reads for me and I think they’d be great to bring along in the car on summer trips. If the series went on, I’d gladly read the next book, but sadly, trilogies end at three.

I give this series four out of fie bookworms!fourbooks

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24 Responses to “The Dragon Hollow Trilogy by Christy Bower”

  1. KidLitReviews July 2, 2014 at 11:50 am #

    I like the geckos into dragons when put in water. It is like the “sea monsters’ that “come live” when put into water. Some even get bigger. The books sound terrific. I love hilarious books that will tell a great story. Nice triple-play, Erik. :) (What are Iron Pigs?)

  2. julie rowan zoch July 2, 2014 at 1:09 pm #

    Hmmm, I read a book about a sea serpent yesterday…is that a coincidence?

  3. patientdreamer July 2, 2014 at 2:15 pm #

    Must have a look and see if these are in our libraries here. I’m interested in writing a story about a dragon, so the research would be good. Thanks Erik. Great reviews.

    • thiskidreviewsbooks July 8, 2014 at 8:41 am #

      I think you would like them, Ms. Tulloch! I hope they would help you with your book! :D

  4. ontheplumtree July 2, 2014 at 3:42 pm #

    Dragons? Definitely!!!

  5. Angela Brown July 2, 2014 at 9:01 pm #

    Congrats to Stephanie and dragon books are so awesome.

    • thiskidreviewsbooks July 8, 2014 at 8:43 am #

      Dragon books ARE awesome! Have you read the Eragon/Inheritance series – such great books! And the author is only in his early 20s (I heard that he wrote the first book when he was 16)! :D

  6. LovableLobo July 2, 2014 at 9:47 pm #

    Geckos that turn into dragons! Very clever idea! Great review, Superkid!

  7. writersideup July 3, 2014 at 9:51 am #

    I LOVE good plays on words and this trilogy sounds jam-packed! Did you ask your parents about Donkey Oatie? lol btw! (Don Quixote). Sounds great, Erik, and it’s a good thing bean bags aren’t off the floor. We wouldn’t want the next Supervillain injuring his precious bottom ;)

    • thiskidreviewsbooks July 8, 2014 at 8:56 am #

      Ah! It also turns out I’ve been pronouncing “Don Quixote” wrong. ;) Ignoring that last bit! ;)

  8. readingwithrhythm July 12, 2014 at 11:55 am #

    I like a good dragon book. We read that Eragon series and it made me feel like flying! I’ll have to check this series out. Thanks Erik!

  9. Myra GB October 9, 2014 at 7:50 am #

    Of course you just have to review not one, not two, but the entire series? You never cease to amaze me, really.

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