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10 thoughts on “The Dragons Tooth (Ashtown Burials, #1)

  1. says:

    Another in a line of mediocre books I ve run on lately This is one of those been there done that books that slid over into boring very quickly for me.I will say this, if you are a young reader and haven t read many, many books that criticism may not apply to you If so you ll probably enjoy the book much than I did.The writer here seems to be very concerned that we won t get where we are or what s going on We get long and finally tedious descriptions of places, people, actions and so on The lead up to climatic events takes so long and since you probably saw them coming 3 or 4 pages ago anyway that the yawn reflex has already triggered.Aside from that Cy Cyrus is a thoroughly annoying protagonistand come to think of it so is his sister Antigone Tig I didn t dislike either of thembut I often wanted to shake them Take an annoying character or 2 and drag out the scenes and dialogue that lead up to expected and even predictable events and you can see why I can t really be that enthused about the book.To each their own taste however and I see a lot of people really enjoyed this book, so maybe you should try it As noted especially if you re a young reader all that bothered me may not be there for you.and you may like Cy and Tig, who knows Not one of I truly like or dislike at least not intensely but not actually bad either An okay 2 stars.

  2. says:

    I had the privilege of reading this in manuscript, and it is just fantastic Look for this book to release this summer August, in fact The Dragon s Tooth is the first in a series of five.Nancy and I just read through this together again aloud January 2018 , and thoroughly enjoyed it We read it in manuscript the first time, and enjoyed the changes and elements that weren t there the first time.

  3. says:

    I loved this book, it was totally enthralling and I was clinging to the edge of my seat half the time I would recommend it for older kids, because of how realistic some of the plot twists are i.e they find skeletons drawn on pictures of their family human experimentation etc.I really like the mix of good and evil and mystical items One thing that I was a little disappointed in at first, and later impressed me was that there was a very obvious bad guy side, and then there were a couple neutral characters, but there wasn t entirely an obvious good guy side all the time And it took a while to kick in, but that is one of the points of the book.I think the most disappoint thing about it was that our library doesn t have the second one on audiobook

  4. says:

    I admit, I almost gave up on this book after the first few chapters NOT because the writing was bad, but because it jumped around too much, reminding me of watching my son play video games on the computer And it had one of my pet peeves a false sense of tension created by characters talking in circles and riddles.BUT.A friend encouraged me to keep going I am so glad I listened to her.Only a little farther than the point where I nearly gave up, questions started getting answers The situation clarified, and the writer made the story lesschaotic, although the action didn t slow down I began to really connect with the characters and soon got caught up in a very creative and vivid story Reminiscent of Fablehaven, it s the story of a brother and sister becoming part of a secret organization, where they discover real magic and a seriously evil villain The mansion that becomes their new home if you can call being forced to live in the castle s catacombs home Unsure of who to trust, they must at all costs protect the dragon s tooth left to them by the mysterious Billy Bones moments before his death.I highly recommend this book for middle graders and teens It s fast paced, inventive, and a great balance of fun and dark adventure If you are a fan of the Fablehaven series, I can t imagine you not loving this book My WebsiteFind me on FacebookMy YA fantasy series book 1 book 2

  5. says:

    The Dragon s Tooth, by N D Wilson was released about six months ago with much fanfare and excitement I had enjoyed a couple of Wilson s other children s books, Leepike Ridge and The 100 Cupboards, but my disappointment with books 2 and 3 in the 100 Cupboards series made me reluctant to attempt The Dragon s Tooth When the fanfare subsided, I pretty much forgot that the book existed Earlier this month, however, my six year old nephew proudly showed it off to me as the longest book he s ever read I decided to place it on hold at the library and give it a whirl.Twelve year old Cyrus Smith lives in a dilapidated old motel with his older sister Antigone and older brother Dan With their father dead for several years and their mother in a coma, the Smith children are forced to fend for themselves For Cyrus, life consists of mundane things like skipping school, collecting old tires, and eating waffles But when a strange guest named William Skelton checks in at the motel and demands to receive Room 111, life for the Smith children takes a radical change.As the motel goes up in flames around them, Cyrus and Antigone find themselves initiates in a secret society known as the Order of Brendan with a bloodthirsty villain named Maximillien Robespierre on their trail The children flee to Ashtown, a secret city housing the Order of Brendan, bringing with them a set of magical keys, an invisible snake named Patricia, and a shiny black shard said to be a piece of a dragon s tooth The adventure only gets wilder from there with venomous whip spiders, dragonfly surveillance cameras, friendly bull sharks, and immortal enemies The book is a thrilling page turner full of allusions to history and literature, a sort of Treasure Island of Dr Moreau And no, I m not going to explain that You ll have to read it see what I mean The only disappointment I had after finishing it is that the next book of the series hasn t yet been published I can wait But not very patiently.

  6. says:

    Whoa If bookstores were theme parks, this book would be the 4th dimensional roller coaster ride with the long lines and the kids standing on tiptoes to meet the height requirement I think my knuckles are still white Mr Wilson wastes no time getting the plot moving, and within the first few chapters, Cyrus Smith, the likable pre teen protagonist, has already experienced electrocution by a magical insect, an escape from a motel fire, the death of a mysterious tattooed stranger, an attack by undying mutant mobsters, the acquisition of a disappearing snake and a set of surprisingly powerful keys, a gun fight, a nearly fatal car chase, a jolting ride through a secret underground passageway, and induction into the not altogether friendly Order of Saint Brendan a society with a mythical history and an impressively built community whose green lawns and marble pillars just happen to be located along the shore of Lake Michigan And that s just the beginning Throughout the book, the characters are colorful, the descriptions are fantastic, and the plot takes turn after unexpected turn sometimes hilarious, sometimes alarming And keep a sharp eye out for the reincarnation of some familiar characters from classic adventure stories ranging from The Odyssey to Treasure Island By the time this book enters its final death defying loop, it s hard to know which way is up, but I m pretty sure the carny is letting us off while we re still hanging in mid air In other words, this ride isn t over yet which is a good thingexcept that now we have to wait with our hair standing on end until the next book in the series arrives to flip the switch and send us hurtling through yet another another succession of high speed loops and dives Hold on to your loose change P.S You might want to take a ride on the Tilt A Whirl while you wait.

  7. says:

    Read August 29th, 2011 and again in fall 2012 It was like a Bourne movie meets Goonies I could barely take a breath People who love that will love this book, it was one of the busiest books I ve read I prefer slower character development between the action , but of course, that s a preference It reads like a movie script at times, which doesn t always work I think Wilson owns this genre It wasn t anything like 100 cupboards which I have read through twice , but just as good, and that shows Wilson has got real, lasting talent.Yet, you can tell it is from the same pen as Notes from a Tilt a Whirl It wasn t a rip off of HP or the Percy Jackson series and there is real depth to the plot Wilson s created worlds cause his readers to reflect on their own world and consider it in a different light then they had previously When he describes smells, I smell them When he describes any sensory details, it takes me there It is wonderful to experience a book that way and Wilson never fails at taking the reader right there into the story I liked it I am getting used to this serial thing, so I can hardly wait for the next one I might wait until they are all out and go through them at once, for my own sake.

  8. says:

    Every title has a promise, and this one promises a lot N.D than fulfills it.His word craft is to our imaginations what a flaming match is to gasoline Dialogue so yummy Images that leap off the page in 3D Characters you want to meet Characters you want to kill As always, Wilson s voice is distinctive first and foremost because his view of the world is distinctive His words crack like bones and strike like lightning because he sees a world where darkness is real and death has dug its trenches His prose is heady and infectious because he sees a world rich like wine and filled with laughter He simply tells the story he sees The result is that The Dragon s Tooth is not simply a mixture of fantasy and realism It is a picture of the fantasy in the real, the magic in the ordinary, the miraculous in the mundane through all of which Wilson brilliantly weaves a story of resurrection in the midst of ashes and dust For some, this well traveled road to death is a treadmill For Wilson, for his heroes, and for his readers, it s a springboard To hell with the phoenix The only way up is down the only escape from death is straight through it So run at it Through it Bring a dragon s tooth.

  9. says:

    And now I shall proceed to read every book N D Wilson has written 100 Cupboards was amazing and the best stuff ever, but Nolan Solomon Keys Waffles O of B Sir Roger Who doesn t want an enormous skull that dims lights and breathes when a certain name is spoken And a pirate cook with metal legs and bells in his ears Transmortals that die when. but wait that s a spoiler Artifacts and history and myth and life and family are all mixed together and it s amazing.So yeah, I love this one.

  10. says:

    Gross, uncomfortable, and immature, audiobook DNF at forty minutes.

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