Bentwhistle The Dragon In A Threat From The Past

Bentwhistle The Dragon In A Threat From The Past

by Paul Cude


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ISBN-13: 9780755206780
Publisher: Legend Press Ltd
Publication date: 10/19/2011
Pages: 384
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.79(d)

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Bentwhistle the Dragon in A Threat from the Past 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
DiiMI More than 1 year ago
Unique! Fun! Humorous! A little quirky with a side of dark and dangerous! Bentwhistle the Dragon in a Threat from the Past by Paul Cude puts a whole new slant on those dragons that are living among us! (Because, they do, right?) I admit it, I have never read about dragons in this light, and I was completely enthralled with how “normal” they are as they move among humans while in human form and yet, have their own world where, they can look like dragons! There is also something sinister afoot and Bentwhistle, an unlikely hero is up to his scales in the thick of it! Ancient magic, best friends, ominous enemies and more add to the fantasy and intrigue that is suitable for ALL ages, kids on up! Rich with fine detail and characters that are as real as you or I are, the sense of friendship and loyalty shared between Bentwhistle and his best friends is a joy to follow! Their dialogue sounds like true conversations between friends and Peter Bentwhistle is so “average” that he makes the perfect unlikely hero as he follows a dark and twisted mystery that reeks of evil. Paul Cude has given us all a realistic and relatable contemporary hero in Peter, while creating a fantasy that is family-friendly, light enough for younger readers, yet with enough mystery that older readers will enjoy the escape from reality, too! Have you ever discussed a book with a young person? I have, and their take on a story is fascinating! Bentwhistle the Dragon in a Threat from the Past is the perfect book to start a new tradition with!
Jane_V_Blanchard More than 1 year ago
In Bentwhistle the Dragon in A Threat from the Past (Volume 1) by Paul Cude, Bentwhistle is a young dragon who lives on earth in human form.  As head of security at Cropptech until Manson comes on the scene and things start to go wrong. At the end of seven weeks, Bentwhistle almost loses his life while trying to stop Manson. During that time, Mr. Cude creates an entertaining dragon world with whimsical ways for the dragons to access the human world above. There is some magic but the magic is not intrinsic to the story. The detailed descriptions of the various dragon and human games may delight sports fans but I found them tedious and incidental to the plot. I enjoyed the first chapter but could not understand what it had to do with the story until the end. In my opinion, there are too many such unrelated stories and details—they detract from the story arc and make the novel boring. With a little tightening up, this could have been a more enjoyable read.
Piaras More than 1 year ago
Whatever flaws we might identify or frustrations we might feel are trivial in comparison to a reader's pure joy in losing himself/herself in a narrative. When all the elements come together: an intriguing plot, thoughtful, profound themes, complex, troubling, characters, and language that make us shudder for its honesty, clarity, and confidence; we gratefully set all analysis aside and give ourselves up to the sheer magic of a great book. And for me, Bentwhistle the Dragon in A Threat from the Past is such a book. The story had every element a good story should have. An exciting plot, attention to detail, but best of all fleshed out, well-written and well-rounded character development. There’s an abundance of well illustrated scenes that really make you feel like you are right there in the story, and that's something I really look for in a good book. The book synopsis says it all; “Ever been addicted? Most people have at some point, but it was different for these three. They'd become addicted to their respective sports: hockey, lacrosse and rugby. What's wrong with that? Nothing, apart from the fact they're DRAGONS, living in the present day, in a world in which dragons disguised as humans have infiltrated the human race at almost every level, to guide and protect them. Three young dragons, a master mantra maker, and a complete dragon stranger with more than a little history attached to him, become caught up in an evil plot by a sinister newcomer to steal a precious commodity, vital to the dragon community. How will the reluctant hero and his friends fare against an enemy of his race from far in the past? Fascinating insights into the dragon world are interspersed throughout the book. Ever wondered how dragons travel below ground at almost the speed of sound? Or how they use magical mantras to transform their giant bodies into convincing human shapes? In an action packed adventure that features both human and dragon team sports, you'll learn the true story of George and the Dragon, get a dragon-like perspective on human social issues and insight into what to do if you meet a giant spider grinning at you when you're wearing nothing but your smile!...” If that’s not enough to whet your appetite, I don’t know what will. But if you want to find out what happens next, you’ll just have to turn the pages yourself to find out! This captivating and commendable work had me immersed from the beginning. The story flows from scene to scene with ease, and the author shows exceptional skill when it comes to storytelling. There are attention-grabbing moments in this page turner that will take the reader on a spellbinding journey! It’s one of those stories that come along once in awhile that makes you want to read it non-stop until you get to the end. I’m giving nothing further away here. And this, I hope, will only add to the mystery and enjoyment for the reader! I’ll certainly be looking forward to reading more from Paul Cude in the future. I would definitely recommend this book. Five stars from me.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book's plot had some promise. However, the author would go into these "off the story" descriptions about dragon sporting events and scenes at the local bar that would last for pages and pages. Most of the book had characters reacting in ways that did NOT make sense. It became work to read and I found myself skimming pages in order to get to what pertained to the plot. I quit reading it with about 30 pages left from the total 359 and the story still did not come back around to the events at the beginning. The beginning story that was set in the past was obviously written by someone else....... I'm very disappointed in this book because the 'idea' for it was exciting.