This week, I'm taking a break from cozy mysteries and featuring a middle grade fantasy book. Specifically, The Last Dragon, the second book in James Riley's The Revenge of Magic series.
We jump right in with this:
"President Forsythe Fitzgerald," Fort's father said, pointing at the spots where each word would go above the giant statue of a seated Abraham Lincoln.
This should have been a happy moment, seeing his dad again, but knowing what was coming, all Fort could feel was horror.
I mentioned this was the second book in the series, right? Even though it's been six months since I read the first, I still remembered the opening enough to know this opening scene was going to pack a punch. And it did.
Jumping ahead to page 56:
Sierra narrowed her eyes. "Why are you avoiding my question? You can't fool a telepath, Fort. Why don't you want them along?"
He growled to himself, then sat up and glared at her. "Because Cyrus told me if I brought anyone else with me, I'd lose one of them forever. Okay?"
I've read the book, and I still think these are both good teasers. What do you think?
Current goal for this review is November 17th. Hope you'll come back and check it out.