The Wearle (The Erth Dragons #1) by Chris d’Lacey

30254922The Wearle (The Erth Dragons #1) by Chris d’Lacey
Publisher/Year: Scholastic Press, 2017
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 284
Rating: 🌟🌟🌟
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Summary

A Wearle of dragons set out on an expedition from their home planet and was never heard from again. Now, a new Wearle determined to find the first has come to the place its creatures call Erth. Gabrial, who still has the blue scales of a young dragon, is eager to prove himself and find his missing father. But when Gabrial causes a terribl accident that results in a baby dragon going missing, he’ll have to prove himself worth of remaining with the Wearle at all.

Across the scorch line, most Hom, or humans, live in fear of the dragons, never daring to come close to dragon territory. But a boy named Ren is too fascinated to stay away, and will soon find his fate intertwined with that of the dragons. When a terrifying conflict erupts between the dragons and humankind, Ren does the unimaginable, and crosses into dragon territory. Will he be able to gain the dragons’ trust and help prevent an all-out war?

The New York Times bestselling author of the Last Dragon Chronicles, Chris d’Lacey, sweeps readers off on an epic fantasy adventure bursting with majestic creatures and one boy with the heart of a dragon.

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What I thought

I wish I could say that I enjoyed this book more than I did. I was in the mood to read a fantasy, so what better to read than a book about dragons? I hesitate to say that this book was “bad” in any way–I think, truthfully, the fault is my own. As I was reading, I felt like I was picking up a story that was already in the middle. I felt like it was lacking world development. But I think what it comes down to is that I think I picked the wrong d’Lacey book to start with.

I certainly didn’t hate my time with this book–I did like it. There was just a lot of times where I felt like I was missing something. And maybe I was…from what I gather, these books are set in an already established universe, so maybe there’s more world building in other books. I would still like to read more from d’Lacey, but maybe I’ll try a different series before continuing on with this one.

At any rate, even though I didn’t love this, there are plenty of readers who do. And let’s be real, any dragon story has got to be an adventure to read! Here’s to hoping I can still fall in love with this beloved author’s books!

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