Dragon's Flight by Dr Kris J Sime

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Dragon's Flight by Dr Kris J Sime

Category: Confident Readers
Rating: 4/5
Reviewer: Jill Murphy
Reviewed by Jill Murphy
Summary: Pacy magical adventure story with flaming swords, dragons and pirates, plus two relatable central characters. Great fun. Dr Kris J Sime popped into Bookbag Towers to chat to us.
Buy? Yes Borrow? Yes
Pages: 254 Date: June 2015
Publisher: Create Space
ISBN: 978-1512096996

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Simon and Alice have spent the school term living with their aunt, a kindly, if somewhat vague, person. Simon's father describes Aunt Maggie as bohemian and hippy. Simon is quite dismissive of the flowing clothes and collections of gemstones and discussions of auras that being bohemian and hippy entails, but both he and Alice can agree that Aunt Maggie is a nice person.

Still, that's over now and the siblings are en route to rejoin their parents in South Africa. As unaccompanied minors on the flight, they are looked after by Jake, an airline guide, and Kerri, a member of the cabin crew. Simon doesn't feel as though he needs any looking after, thankyouverymuch, but Alice, the younger one, is comforted by the attention.

And then, halfway across the ocean, comes a storm. And out of the storm comes a dragon. And everything goes black...

... when Simon and Alice come to, they find themselves on a deserted island. But it's not any old deserted island. It's an island in a completely different world. Bigoshi Mokappa is a world inhabited by warring houses, pirates, and dragons. And magic. A dragon's children have been abducted and it seems as though the siblings provide the dragon's only chance of getting them back. And unless they succeed, they'll never find their way back to their own world, Aunt Maggie, and their parents in South Africa.

Oh! This story was FUN. There's dragonfire - and dragonlightning for that matter. There are flaming swords - literally flaming! There are magic spells - some significantly more successful than others. There are pirates - clever ones and stupid annoying ones. There are treasure troves to rummage through. There are warring factions. Flying ships. The baddest of evil baddies. And nobody knows what a bird is. What more could you want? Honestly? What more?!

The action comes thick and fast and readers will pelt through the story to see what could possibly happen next. And if you can imagine it happening, it probably does happen.

I liked Simon. He's a rationalist and he doesn't want to believe in magic. And he doesn't either, until he is forced to by the evidence of his own eyes. He feigns impatience with his little sister but when she is in danger, he leaps to her defence. Alice is as relatable. She is more receptive to the new world she finds herself in and more ready to embrace it. She is the kindly half of the duo. The supporting cast is great too - from Drake, the gung-ho pirate, though Kerri, the wise magician, to Sahara, the dragon who will do anything to save her children.

If you like a bit of adventure and derring-do and love magical worlds of heroes and villains, you will enjoy Dragon's Flight.

You can read more about Dr Kris J Sime here

Bookinterviews.jpg Dr Kris J Sime was kind enough to be interviewed by Bookbag.

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