Dragon Tears by Nancy Segovia
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Source: Received from Author to review
Genre: Middle Grade Fantasy
Book Description: Can a boy without magic and a dragon that can’t fly save their world from destruction?
In a land of magic users, one boy is born without magic. In a realm of angry dragons, one dragon befriends a human boy. Together, they follow their hearts on a journey to save their land. They are joined by a wily old wizard and another young dragon on a quest into the unknown to find the creator dragon – Skyhawk — the only one who can save their world from a devastating war. Adventure and danger awaits the misfit group as they travel across the endless Sea of Lights, escape the mysterious earth dragons in the Valley of Death, and continue to search for the mythical Singing Mountains and Cloud Caverns. Will they succeed in finding the powerful dragon and prevent the coming war, or will they fail in their quest, and lose not only their lives but all of creation as well?
My thoughts: The book has unlikely heroes and friends working together to make a difference.
This book is a fantasy read for middle grade readers. A human boy lives without magical ability, in a land where all humans are magical. A dragon is shunned because he cannot flame or fly. Both need a friend, another that they can relate too when they accidentally find each other and realize that the divide between humans and dragons can be bridged.
They learn of a war between humans and dragons and leave on a journey over ocean, singing mountains, and the valley of death to find the Dragon King. They are joined by a wizard and another dragon friend as they face the dangers together.
The book is written in an easy language that middle grade readers will connect with. There is enough action to keep boredom at bay and adventures to for imagination to emerge. The book ends with a battle between good and evil. It's not a completely happy ending, but leaves the reader satisfied with the resolution.