Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Dragon Games

Dragon Games
The Books of Umber #2
by P.W. Catanese
Juvenile fantasy adventure
373 pages
New York : Aladdin, 2010

Once again Umber is searching the world for all things strange and bizarre, faithfully accompanied by his close friends. Umber's curiosity leads them into many perilous places including a monster's lair, the kingdom of a brutal ruler, a ring of fire in the middle of the ocean, and a strange floating ship high up in the air. Young Happenstance learns more about his past but nothing becomes any clearer and yet he is beginning to get an idea of how to control his powers. Lord Umber's past remains mysterious as does Happenstance's role in saving the future. Exciting new friends (and enemies) are introduced, some adding a bit of a romantic element to the story. The strange world of Umber and Happenstance continues to fascinate me with such a curious blend of fantasy and science fiction. I can't wait to see what narrow escapes and mysterious secrets are in store for our motley band of heroes. By the way, the first book is called Happenstance Found. If you haven't yet read it, I highly recommend it.

1 comment:

curlyq said...

The first book was great and very unusual; I am really looking forward to this sequel! Thanks for the suggestion!