A Darkness of Dragons

(7 reviews with an average rating of 4 out of 5)

Publisher: Usborne

When Patch agrees to help find a way to break the curse that’s turned his friend Wren into a rat, he has no idea it’ll land him in quite as much trouble as it does.

In Patch’s world, playing music has a magical effect: it can conjure courage or make you dance until exhausted, and everyone lives under the shadow of the actions of the evil Piper of Hamelyn. Ten years ago he stole away a hundred human children and a hundred dragon children with a forbidden song. Why? And what happened to them?

Like an avalanche, one quest quickly leads to another. Patch, Wren and their Dracogriff friend Barver (half dragon, half griffin) are quickly sucked into an adventure that leads them to a series of dangerous secrets with potentially world-ending consequences. Because what if the stolen children were just one small part of the Piper’s terrifying plan…

With a classic adventure feel, this is a great book for anyone who loves epic quests and magical worlds to get lost in. There are dragon secrets, powerful sorcerers, magical stones, tricksy prophecies and an outlawed song that holds terrible power. A true roller-coaster ride of a book.

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