Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Hunt for the Devil’s Dragon

imageHunt for the Devil’s Dragon (The Imagination Station #11)
Written by Marianne Hering and Wayne Thomas Batson
Published at Tyndale

About the book

If you’re brave, follow cousins Beth and Patrick to Libya in the 13th century. The town of Silene is being terrorized by a vicious animal that is eating livestock. The townspeople believe it’s a dragon sent by the devil. In order to appease the beast, the people believe they must offer a human sacrifice—a young girl named Sabra. When Beth tries to help Sabra escape, she too is tied up as an offering for the dragon. Meanwhile, Patrick and a new friend named Hazi join Georgius, a Roman knight who is serving in Africa to keep peace. Georgius decides to find the dragon and kill it. Georgius’s plans go awry when Beth and Sabra beg him not to kill the dragon. The girls know the true secret of Silene—the dragon isn’t its worst enemy.

My Thoughts

Here’s another excellent book from The Imagination Station series.  This series allows the reader to explore historical event with the help of fictional characters from Focus on the Family well know radio show Adventures in Odyssey.  Written for kids ages 7 and up, this series helps to discover historical events with a biblical perspective as two cousins are sent back in time.   In this particular installment, the cousins, Beth and Patrick, are sent to the 13th century Libya where a vicious animal is killing sheep.  Some people in the town thinks that they need to sacrifice a young person in order to appease the animal.   

A Roman soldier whom is a believer as well will come to the rescue.  Though it is believed that a dragon is behind the killing, the cousins and their new friends will quickly discover that it is not behind the killings. 

As per previous books, you also have the possibility of downloading a free episode of Adventures in Odyssey if you solve the secret world puzzle at the end of the book.   There is also a quick page of Q&A about dragons at the end of the book.

This book is a great summer read for your child and if you are familiar with the previous titles in the series, you know that you will find quality in the story.    If you are not familiar with The Imagination Station series, think of it as Magic Tree House meet Christianity and you should have a pretty good idea of what to expect.

Hunt for the Devil’s Dragon is available for purchase at your favourite bookstore, even and

The book is also available on Kindle.


Disclaimer: Thanks to Tyndale for sending me the book for review purpose. I was not monetarily compensated for this review. Please note that the review was not influenced by the Sponsor in any way. All opinions expressed here are only my own.

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