The Search for the Red Dragon
"'The Crusade has begun'... "There's an old myth in the Archipelago," he went on softly, shaking his head. "A legend, really...I recall it mentioned a Crusade, but those events happened seven centuries ago. We always thought it was only a story." It has been nine years since John, Jack, and... show more
"'The Crusade has begun'... "There's an old myth in the Archipelago," he went on softly, shaking his head. "A legend, really...I recall it mentioned a Crusade, but those events happened seven centuries ago. We always thought it was only a story." It has been nine years since John, Jack, and Charles had their great adventure in the Archipelago of Dreams and became the Caretakers of the Imaginarium Geographica. Now they have been brought together again to solve a mystery: Someone is kidnapping the children of the Archipelago. And their only clue is a mysterious message delivered by a strange girl with artificial wings: "The Crusade has begun." Worse, they discover that all of the legendary Dragonships have disappeared as well. The only chance they have to save the world from a centuries-old plot is to seek out the last of the Dragonships -- the Red Dragon -- in a spectacular journey that takes them from Sir James Barrie's Kensington Gardens to the Underneath of the Greek Titans of myth. With friends both familiar and new, they will travel through an extraordinary landscape where history, myth, and fable blend together to tell the oldest story in the world. And along the way, the Caretakers of the Geographica will discover that great deeds alone do not make heroes, and that growing up may be unavoidable...but growing old doesn't have to be.
Pages no: 384
Edition language: English
Series: The Chronicles of the Imaginarium Geographica (#2)
This book picks up a few years after the first one. Aven's son and other children have gone missing so our dutiful Caretakers go on another adventure. Aven goes with the and so does a young girl named Laura Glue.This book, like the first makes popular references to people in history, books, author...
Just as awesome as its prequel. I love how Owen ties multiple myths neatly in together; makes one wonder if they weren't all connected to begin with!P.S - Charles, I know there's an age thing here but, MARRY ME!UPDATED AFTER RE-READ: I think I figured out the event and the change this time around......
It was ok. Rather boring. Nothing much was done with the original brilliant idea. Disappointed.