Otherworld Chronicles #3: The Dragon King

Overview

The exhilarating final book in the Otherworld Chronicles trilogy, which School Library Journal called "a surefire hit with the legions of Rick Riordan fans."

Artie Kingfisher, his sister, Kay, and the New Knights of the Round Table have finally reached the legendary isle of Avalon. But before Artie can take his place as King Arthur reborn, he must recover nothing less than the mythical Holy Grail. And as the greatest battle of his life looms, ...

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Overview

The exhilarating final book in the Otherworld Chronicles trilogy, which School Library Journal called "a surefire hit with the legions of Rick Riordan fans."

Artie Kingfisher, his sister, Kay, and the New Knights of the Round Table have finally reached the legendary isle of Avalon. But before Artie can take his place as King Arthur reborn, he must recover nothing less than the mythical Holy Grail. And as the greatest battle of his life looms, Artie finds himself facing off against the one person he never dreamed he'd be fighting.

In The Dragon King, Artie's life-changing quest comes to a spectacular close as the young king discovers what it truly means to be a hero. Rich in mythology and bursting with twenty-first-century fun, this high-spirited spin on Arthurian legend is perfect for middle grade fans of Percy Jackson, the Alex Rider Chronicles, and House of Secrets.

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Editorial Reviews

Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books
“The draw here is the action, and there is plenty of that. As Artie dodges fire spells and enchanted swords, gamers will find themselves reaching for their controllers while they await the series’ next installment.”
ALA Booklist
“An entertaining quest fantasy—laid back but far from nonviolent, sprinkled with hints of hidden agendas, and juiced with enough creativity to carry readers happily into future episodes.”
Kirkus Reviews
2013-10-01
In the conclusion to the three-volume Otherworld Chronicles, King Artie Kingfisher and his New Knights of the Round Table fight Merlin to control the fate of the world. In a frenetic, action-packed tale, Artie is King Arthur Pendragon the Second, the medieval King Arthur's latter-day genetic sibling, poised to battle Merlin. The adventure opens on the legendary island of Avalon. Merlin is plotting an attack to punish Morgaine for imprisoning him, but he can't go to Avalon without being invited by Artie, which Artie is not about to do since Merlin has gone over to the dark side. "Very Darth Vader. Creepy," as Artie says. Besides, Merlin wants to kill Artie, but if he does, he'll never get to Avalon. Whew! So much going on, including witches and wizards, dragons, giant prehistoric creatures, Excalibur, the Holy Grail, purple knights, battle-filled days and one of the most memorable creatures in recent fantasy literature--a 60-foot-long Questing Beast, created, with 100 Questling accomplices, to battle Artie's loyal dragons. Battle scenes are well-drawn, and there are enough of them to keep readers flipping the pages all the way to the series' rewarding end. A satisfying adventure and series closer. (Adventure. 8-12)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780062070982
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 12/31/2075
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 352
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Nils Johnson-Shelton is the coauthor of the international bestseller No Angel: My Harrowing Undercover Journey to the Inner Circle of the Hells Angels. He is also the author of the Full Fathom Five series for tweens Otherworld Chronicles.

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