Handbook for Dragon Slayers
Like Gail Carson Levine’s books, Merrie Haskell’s middle-grade fantasy / adventure Handbook for Dragon Slayers mixes magic, mythical creatures, thrilling action, and a wonderful cast of characters. Political upheaval sends Princess Tilda fleeing from her kingdom in the company of two hopeful... show more
Like Gail Carson Levine’s books, Merrie Haskell’s middle-grade fantasy / adventure Handbook for Dragon Slayers mixes magic, mythical creatures, thrilling action, and a wonderful cast of characters. Political upheaval sends Princess Tilda fleeing from her kingdom in the company of two hopeful dragon slayers. The princess never had any interest in chasing dragons. The pain from her crippled foot was too great, and her dream was to write a book. But the princess finds herself making friends with magical horses, facing the Wild Hunt, and pointing a sword at the fire-breathing creatures. While doing things she never imagined, Tilda finds qualities in herself she never knew she possessed. Handbook for Dragon Slayers is a deeply satisfying coming-of-age tale wrapped in a magical adventure story.
Publish date: 2013-05-28
Pages no: 336
Edition language: English
, Young Adult
, Middle Grade
, Fairy Tales
First I have to say that this author writes really good. I fell in love with the first book I read, "The Princess Curse". If I did not, maybe I would have liked this more, maybe not. Unfortunately, I can't avoid comparisons. Both MC are very likeable. Tilda, the princess, has a twisted foot. This wa...
I really liked Haskell’s debut, The Princess Curse, so I read this one right away. It was good, and I liked the several ways she subverts the standard cliches. Haskell also does a nice job of making her setting specific and real, rather than a vague pseudo-Middle Ages (she did the same in Princess C...
Handbook for Dragon Slayers by Merrie Haskell grabbed me because of that gorgeous cover and of course dragons! Though I have to admit I was nervous about a book that was about slaying dragons instead of thinking they are awesome. Fortunately I was in for a happy surprise with that, though I won’t gi...
Oh, this was QUITE good. I got this a few weeks ago from the GoodReads First Reads program. I'm sad that I didn't read it sooner! Great protagonist, twists and turns in the plot which I did not see coming, plus dragons and cool horses and humor. It is a middle grade book, so it's kid-friendly, but i...
[I won an ARC through Goodreads First reads.]Princess Mathilda, or Tilda as she's more commonly known, isn't your typical heroine. For starters she's lame, born with a twisted foot she has to live with its pain daily, and has been forbidden to do things like ride horses. You'd think that would free ...