My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Genre: Middle Grade Suspense
Book Description: Peter Clark can build a robot from scratch and pick a lock in two minutes or less. But he can’t figure out why his mother left or why his grandma refuses to talk about her. When Uncle Dominick shows up on Peter’s twelfth birthday with a letter that hints at answers and an incredible story about dragons, Peter follows him, determined to find out the truth about his mother’s disappearance.
What he finds is a reality far different from what he ever could have imagined – where dragons live in hiding, hunted by poachers for their magical parts, and a small group of men and women work tirelessly to protect them. These are the Dragon Defenders. Peter’s uncle is one. So was his mother. Now it’s Peter’s turn.
My thoughts: This book moves at a quick pace. The action and adventure are present through most of the story. It is a great book for kids who need to have something always going on to keep their attention.
Peter is living with his grandmother because his mother disappeared several years prior. He is a smart boy who is good at figuring out how to make things work. He keeps to himself and enjoys his time working on his robot.
His Uncle shows up when he turns 12. He finds that he is part of a family whose history is to protect dragons. His Uncle immediately bring him along on a mission to save an egg from the group who want to sell dragon parts.
The mission doesn't go as planned and Peter has to use his intelligence to get out of a mess. He finds good friends along the way and meets a dragon.
The book has suspense. It has a secret. It has good friends. It has family traditions and loyalty.
Kindle edition is 99 cents!