Bentwhistle The Dragon in: A Threat from the Past by Paul Cude

Bentwhistle The Dragon 1

This story begins with the story of George and the Dragon as it is told to young dragons growing up in the nursery ring, and what a beginning it is! The opening really pulled me in to the story, I’ve never read anything quite like it and I found it very original even if it is a spin on an old tale.

Reading further in to the book we meet our three main characters, Peter, Richie and Tank. They are three young dragons and firm friends, throughout the story we see the three trying to blend in in the human world and two of them, holding down human jobs! This is new to me, it’s definitely not like anything I’ve read!

The only thing I would say about this book is that although all of the events do lead up to the ending and help up to understand the characters it feels a little long at parts. I don’t know whether this is because I’ve had a busy time in my life and had to keep breaking from it, or whether perhaps the book is just slightly too long in certain parts.

The story leads up to an exciting climax and I couldn’t put it down throughout the final 5%, propping my eyes open with matchsticks I finally had to surrender to sleep at around 97% and finish it the next day.

This book is aimed at teenagers and I think that’s a good group to aim for with this story as it may not suit younger readers, there are certain aspects, such as the parts based in the offices that I just don’t think young readers would really understand. That being said, the book does work for a range of ages with certain things in the book that young readers wouldn’t notice but older readers might have a chuckle at.

All in all it’s a good book and a nice twist to the fantasy/adventure genre, if you’d like to see for yourself you can buy the book here;

Bentwhistle even has his own website!

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