Legend of the Dragon Slayer Summary
This beautifully illustrated and designed edition of the origin story of Dragonwatch, the #1 New York Times best-selling series, is an extraordinary collaboration between writer Brandon Mull and series illustrator Brandon Dorman.
Legend of the Dragon Slayer features a never-before-published catalog of Dragon Slayers, a detailed map of the kingdom of Selona, and lavish full-color illustrations. Fantasy fans will love this stand-alone tale of valor, destiny, and magic.
In ancient times, dragons posed the ultimate threat to the rest of the magical world. During the Dragon War, a group of specially trained Dragon Slayers banded together to stand against the onslaught. They called themselves Dragonwatch, and they succeeded in confining the majority of dragons to sanctuaries. Legend of the Dragon Slayer is the illustrated story of the very first Dragon Slayer who took to battle.
As the legend tells it, powerful monsters terrorized the kingdom of Selona on all sides. An unlikely hero named Konrad, the cobbler’s son, accepts the king’s challenge to defeat the monsters: fierce yeti, a merciless vampire, a dangerous gorgon, and a deadly phoenix. But Selona’s biggest threat will come from the Dragon, and it will take every ounce of wit and experience that Konrad has acquired to stand a chance against such a formidable foe.
Legend of the Dragon Slayer Review
I love Dragonwatch. It’s one of my favorite middle grade series. So far, I have read and reviewed all four Dragonwatch books and I’m looking forward to the next—and final—installment. In the meantime, I received a beautiful new addition to the series: Legend of the Dragon Slayer.
Legend of the Dragon Slayer is the Origin story of Dragonwatch. While it makes an excellent prequel to the other books in the series—even if you’ve already read them, like I have—it is also a standalone volume.
The book itself is beautiful. It is printed on heavy glossy paper, with a parchment-like background. Brandon Dorman’s illustrations are colorful and beautiful. They compliment the text well.
Much of the story centers on Konrad, the cobbler’s son, and his quest to defeat the monsters. We follow Konrad through a series of adventures, each more daring and dangerous than the last. And then at last he faces the dragon.
Legend of the Dragon Slayer is a beautiful gift book for fantasy lovers. It is also perfect for read-alouds. And at just over 50 pages, it easily fits on anyone’s reading list.
About Brandon Mull
Brandon Mull no longer lives on the side of a mountain above a prison. He now resides in a happy little valley near the mouth of a canyon with his wife and three children. Since the arrival of his new daughter, he is more the golem of the household than ever, following whatever orders trickle down the chain of command. Brandon is the author of the New York Times bestselling Fablehaven books and The Candy Shop War.
About Brandon Dorman
Brandon Dorman lives in Washington and is the dad of three children. He began his art career in the 4th grade doing Halloween window paintings for his neighbors. Since then, he hasn’t stopped drawing dragons and painting pirates. He has since graduated from Brigham Young University-Idaho with a BFA in Fine Art and Illustration. Mr. Dorman is best known for his book cover art on popular series like Fablehaven, Goosebumps, and The Land of Stories. He is an accomplished visual storyteller who has illustrated 21 picture books.
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