Review of The Last Dragon and The Future King

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Review of The Last Dragon and The Future King

I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

The Last Dragon by James Riley
Genres: Middle Grade, Fantasy
Published by Simon and Schuster on October 8, 2019
Pages: 380
Format: ARC
Source: Publisher

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Fort Fitzgerald is determined to uncover the truth, but a new student at school and the secrets he has to keep complicate matters in this second novel in a thrilling new series from the author of the New York Times bestselling Story Thieves!
Fort Fitzgerald can’t stop having nightmares about the day his father was taken from him in an attack on Washington, DC. In these dreams, an Old One, an evil beyond comprehension, demands the location of the last dragon. But other than some dragon skeletons dug up with the books of magic on Discovery Day, Fort has never seen a dragon before. Could there still be one left alive?
And weirdly, Fort’s not the only one at the Oppenheimer School having these nightmares. His new roommate, Gabriel, seems to know more than he’s letting on about this dragon as well. And why does everyone at the school seem to do whatever Gabriel says? What’s his secret?
Fort’s going to need the help of his friends Cyrus, Jia, and Rachel, if he’s going to have any chance of keeping the Old Ones from returning to Earth. Unless, the Old Ones offer something Fort could never turn down…

Also by this author: The Revenge of Magic

I thought I would just go ahead and talk about both of these books at the same time because well I can’t really say much because it would spoil things!

Here is what I thought

The Last Dragon continues on with Fort and the gang causing a bit of mischief and trying their best to save the world. To kind of recap book one Fort finds out after an attach on the monuments where he was with his father that there is a way to do magic. The only thing is that you have to use a certain set of books that the governments around the world found along with the skeleton of a dragon and it’s rider. Another thing is that only kids born after discovery day can actually use this magic, but Fort was born before, so why is it he being taken to the Oppenheimer school.

So some things happened in book one and now Fort has a new roommate and he isn’t real sure. He doesn’t know if he can trust him because he seems to be kind of privileged. Fort has an idea to do something to help rescue someone that he finds out might be in another dimension. He also things it’s best if he does it on his own, but of course things don’t happen how he hoped and things go a bit wrong.

Review of The Last Dragon and The Future King

I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

The Future King by James Riley
Genres: Middle Grade, Fantasy
Published by Simon and Schuster on March 3, 2020
Pages: 428
Format: Hardcover
Source: Publisher

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Fort's continued adventures take more surprising twists and turns in this third novel in a thrilling series from the author of the New York Times bestselling Story Thieves!
Dealing with monster attacks and his missing father has been hard enough for Fort Fitzgerald in his first month at the Oppenheimer School. But there's another school for magic, this one in the United Kingdom, that's about to create even bigger problems.
Six of the Carmarthen Academy students found themselves lost in time when they first started learning magic. Now they've returned, with news of a coming war that the students claim only they can stop.
But their new plan for the world might lead to an even worse future, one that Fort and his friends are destined to help bring about, no matter how much they might want to fight it.
Can Fort change the future that the Time students have already seen play out? Or is he destined to pay for his past mistakes for all of time?

Also by this author: The Revenge of Magic

In the third book (and the one that came out last month), The Future King, Fort finds out something important at the end of book two, something that is happening to the UK school. They are the ones who have time magic and students can see the future, but because of it a lot of them went kind of crazy, except for Cyrus (you learn all about him in book one).

Things ramp up a lot with this one and Fort and the gang have to try and right some wrongs and do what they can to keep a certain magic book from someone they know because if they don’t the whole world will be destroyed.

I really have enjoyed this whole series so far but by far I think the third book has been my favorite. It was so fast paced and full of lots of action and you didn’t know who was good or bad and of course it left me kind of hanging so I can’t wait for the next one!

I really enjoy all the characters in this book, they are all very flawed but they think they are doing what is right or at least trying too. Fort, Jia, Rachel, and Cyrus all have different abilities that help them to survive and in this newest book we get introduced to some of the UK kids which was interesting.

I think anyone would enjoy this series but I am sure that young readers will have a lot of fun following these characters on their adventures from the real world to another dimension and back.

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