Young Llama Thoughts
Ok, so I read the Millie Maven series from this author and I kind-of liked that book but it felt a bit dark. So, I tried the other series Ted Dekker wrote for young boys. And it is also kind-of dark but still adventurous, interesting and Christian-friendly.
This series is about the last of the human race living in space as they wait for the nuclear toxic on earth to clear. But when it does they are in for a surprise. A big, scaly, fire-breathing surprise. Yep Dragons have woken up and taken over earth. And worse than that the air on earth is now even more toxic with dragons breath that can kill an adult… but not a kid. So Jack and his team are sent down to kill off the dragon queen and re-claim earth, but they are in for a surprise…
So, the book was good, clean, had a nice plot line and such. But there is violence and death… a lot of death. I think Ted Dekker just writes darker books than most Christian authors. So if you aren’t ok with people dying, disappearing, falling off cliffs, getting hurt, poisoned and more! Than this book isn’t for you.
And there is also a weird part of the book. People in the book drink “Dragon Milk” from the queen through out the series and it heals them/controls them. (Anyone remembering the worm sludge from the Millie Maven series?) It’s like temptation of sin in the book and it magically connects them to the dragons…. Weird right?
Over all, the book is clean and good for kids, it just feels a bit darker than I like. I think this book could be read by a 9 and up kid, and I think they would enjoy it too. I just don’t like the darker books. See ya! -The Young Llama Reader.
- Very interesting and adventurous.
- Kid books 9 and up.
- Violence and weird “magic”…
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