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Eric has been wounded during an epic battle with Ko and his beasts. Now, the young wizard lies in a coma, trapped in a dream-state halfway between fantasy and reality.
Desperate to find a cure, Neal, Julie, and Princess Keeah rush to Samarindo, a beautiful but dangerous city famous for its dark magic. But they are immediately attacked by a group of bandits. Can the friends track down the cure before it's too late?
About the Author
Tony Abbott is the author of more than ninety books for young readers, including THE SECRETS OF DROON series; middle-grade novel KRINGLE; and THE HAUNTING OF DEREK STONE series. He was the recipient of the 2006 Golden Kite Award, as well as the 2009 Edgar Award. Tony was born in Ohio, and now lives with his wife and two daughters in Trumbull, Connecticut. Visit him online at www.tonyabbottbooks.com.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I enjoyed reading this book and I cannot wait to see how the cliff hanger at the end of this book is solved. I have read all of the books in the series and this one leaves the most questions unanswered. Most of them from previous books. I found that, while this book is darker theamed, it needed to be so to move the plot line forward. In the earlier books the main character, Eric, lost his powers and then gained them back. I felt as if he shouldn't have gained them back as soon as he did. I think that this is the reason In the City of Dreams is so much darker. Over all, it is brilliantly written and it moves the plot along toward a solution, but first there will be dark times in Droon.
We have read all your series from 1 - 34 and it has been one fascinating time after another. But,in this episode,and for children who really get into fantasy stories, I find it a grim idea to cause a child to believe the hero or another child will not succeed within a given storyline, especially when all the other episodes turned out with the children as victors. The results of such a thing can be devastating, even in fantasy life. Our society is geared with such negativity, that a winning resolve is necessary for a `child heroic' fantasy character. Did the author ever think of how long it would be before the next story would be published. It's more than a cliff hanger, its a saddening and down spirit a child could be left with at the end of this episode. What about the devastating thoughts that can enter a child's mind about Eric concerning his parents. Children think on such a level. I as a mother, was very disappointed that a story line could go so amuck in the last paragraph of an entire story.