January 03, 2011

No Such Thing As Dragons

By Philip Reeve
Rating: 4 stars

At first, you may think this is a straightforward story.  Dragonslayer Brock takes on young, mute Ansel as a servant as he goes off seeking dragons to slay.  But since Ansel can't speak, Brock tells him the big secret--there are no such things are dragons.  Brock merely brings back fake evidence as though he HAS killed them.  But one day, Brock and Ansel climb far up into the mountains to slay a dragon and find a girl who has been tied up there by the villagers as a sacrifice to it.  She swears there IS a dragon.  And soon, the little group discover that the myth is real.  But that's just the beginning of what happens next!  This is exciting, a bit bloody, and will end completely differently than you thought it would.  Check it out!

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