Book Review: The Dragon of the Month Club: Iain Reading


The Dragon of the Month Club by Iain Reading is the opening episode in a new book series that tells the fairytale of Ayana Fall and Tyler Travers, two best friends who trip up across an amazingly mysterious book and soon find themselves enrolled as members of an extremely out of the ordinary and elite club.


On the thirteenth of each month a fresh dragon conjuring enchantment is made known with the two friends endeavour to beckon the newest Dragon of the Month. The varieties are more or less non-stop from Air Dragons, Paper Dragons, Fog Dragons, Waterfall Dragons, Rock Dragons, Tree Dragons and not to mention special bonus dragons for all the key holidays, including a particularly tickly Holly Dragon for Christmas.

However one day when a conjuring enchantment somehow goes wrong Ayana and Tyler find themselves out of the blue drawn into a fantastical globe of exploration based on the different books speckled all across Tyler's muddled bedroom. Itinerant from one book enthused world to the next with nothing to rely on other than their common sense and a cast of weird and wonderful and out of the ordinary dragons at their disposal they must attempt to somehow find their way home once more.

In a magical and timeless medieval, are the protagonists of the story with the fantasy author able to draw an imaginary rather standardized plot with a new style although without the most classic of the tricks of this kind with the adventures have the apparatus spectacularly classic of its kind.

The story intertwines in an aura of magic and trends baroque flavour that is fascinating and mysterious, so aesthetically similar to the world of fantasy as far to the narrative modes with which the characters confront their adventures.

The story is simple but never banal, and not only entertaining but also full of delicate suspense and able to hold onto the attention of young readers. The characters are classic and dear to the imagination of children and in addition to the always popular dragons, there are animals of various shapes more or less dangerous. Then there is travel, exploration, and rescue in short spells and the ingredients that animate the most beloved stories.

The brevity and completeness of the story helps the young player who begins to approach alone to written texts, allowing it to carry out the songs with satisfaction according to its initially limited attention spans. The structure of the book is equally fascinating. Even then this is an adventure with lots of objects to find in sequence and to use the right time to put the puzzle final piece by piece.

The book is another of those books so terribly fascinating, but they do everything possible to be let gone until you have finished. The book is more mature and more polished, which has more characteristics of the classic. The book is magnificent with an original structure, a wonderful plot and successful setting.

This book is one of the best and certainly is the workhorse of the series.




Publisher: CreateSpace  ○ Published: December 2014 ○ ISBN - 13:  978-1505633665  ○ Language: English ○ Binding: Paperback ○ Pages: 236