A delightful illustrated story for fans... Legend of the Dragon Slayer by Brandon Mull & Brandon Dorman (Review) #middlegradebooks #fantasybooks #dragonwatch #newbook @ShadowMountn

Legend of the Dragon Slayer
(The Origin Story of Dragonwatch)
By Brandon Mull
Illustrated by Brandon Dorman
Middle Grade Fantasy
Hardcover & ebook, 64 Pages
May 4, 2021 by Shadow Mountain


In ancient times, dragons posed the ultimate threat to the rest of the magical world. During the Dragon War, a group of specially trained Dragon Slayers banded together to stand against the onslaught. They called themselves Dragonwatch, and they succeeded in confining the majority of dragons to sanctuaries. Legend of the Dragon Slayer is the illustrated story of the very first Dragon Slayer who took to battle.

As the legend tells it, powerful monsters terrorized the kingdom of Selona on all sides. An unlikely hero named Konrad, the cobbler's son, accepts the king's challenge to defeat the monsters: fierce yeti, a merciless vampire, a dangerous gorgon, and a deadly phoenix. But Selona's biggest threat will come from the Dragon, and it will take every ounce of wit and experience that Konrad has acquired to stand a chance against such a formidable foe.

Legend of the Dragon Slayer features a never-before-published catalog of Dragon Slayers, a detailed map of the kingdom of Selona, and lavish full-color illustrations. Fantasy fans will love this stand-alone tale of valor, destiny, and magic.

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My Review

LEGEND OF THE DRAGON SLAYER is a great addition for fans of the Dragonwatch series. It tells the story of the first dragon slayer that is included in the fourth book in the series, Champion of the Titan Games, as well as a list of all the dragon slayers since. The illustrations are colorful and imaginative. A fun book to add to your Dragonwatch collection!

This is just a fun and short book for fans to add to their shelves. It's short enough that it also works well for younger children. The illustrations add just the right touch to make the story a bit more engaging. I couldn't tell with my advanced copy if there were illustrations for each of the dragon slayers, but if there aren't, that's one thing that would be a great addition.

In the end, was it what I wished for? This was an enjoyable read, even the second time around. It's a great addition for fans of the series or for younger children.

Content: Clean
Source: I received a complimentary copy from the publisher, which did not require a positive review. All opinions are my own.

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About the Author & Illustrator

BRANDON MULL is the #1 New York Times best-selling author of the Fablehaven, Beyonders, and Five Kingdoms series. A kinetic thinker, Brandon enjoys bouncy balls, squeezable stress toys, and popping bubble wrap. He lives in Utah in a happy little valley near the mouth of a canyon with his wife, Erlyn, their eleven children, and a dog named Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Brandon loves meeting his readers and hearing about their experiences with his books.

BRANDON DORMAN is the illustrator of the #1 New York Times best-seller The Wizard. He graduated from Brigham Young University-Idaho with his wife, Emily, have three children and live in Washington. He is best known for his book cover artwork on popular series like Dragonwatch, Goosebumps, Fablehaven, and The Land of Stories. With more than twenty picture books under his belt, he is an accomplished visual storyteller.

Are you a fan of the Fablehaven or Dragonwatch series? Will you be adding this to your library?

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