Mother Daughter Book Reviews is pleased to welcome Jane Ritz, a fellow book lover and reviewer who regularly participates in our Book Review Blitzes. Jane will be sharing her thoughts about the upper middle grade/young adult book, “Dragons of the Dark Rift” by Kevin Gerard with us today.
Title: Diego’s Dragon, Book 2: Dragons of the Dark Rift | Author: Kevin Gerard | Publication Date: April 6, 2015 | Publisher: Crying Cougar Press | Pages: 214 | Recommended Ages: 10+
Notes: This is the second book in the series. I would recommend reading the first book, Spirits of the Sun.
Overview: Diego and his friend Raquel were given the task of saving the world. If they were not successful the world would end as it would be taken over by the evil dragons. Diego had been given a statue, Magnifico, by Senor Sullivan. Sullivan was actually from the world of the dragons. They had taken Raquel and she was captured by the evil dragons.
Review: This is a wonderful, exciting book for children ten and up. As I said before, I would recommend reading the first book. It took me just a bit to really get into the book. Once I did, I couldn’t put it down. In the book, Diego finds out he is “the chosen one” to save the world of the good dragons; which, in turn, would save the Earth and everyone would have peace. If he failed, the world and sun would cease to exist. Diego and his dragons have fierce fights with the evil dragons on their way to the Dark Rift, which was the home of the leaders of the evil dragons. Leaders and many dragons are killed on both sides. Diego successfully makes it to the Dark Rift with the help and powers of the good dragons, who were much less in number than the fierce evil dragons. I am going to leave you there. I will not spoil the story for you. I will tell you that you will be ready for book three when you finish this awesome book.
About the Guest Reviewer
I am Jane Ritz. I am a retired teacher. I taught second grade and Special Education. I have had a love for literature for older children since I read A Wrinkle in Time as a child. Since retiring I have read many children’s books as well as adult books. You will find many of my reviews on Amazon, Goodreads, and Barnes and Nobles. I also have a page at http://jane-ritz.webnode.com/. Feel free to visit.