Searching for Dragons (Enchanted Forest Chronicles Series #2)

Searching for Dragons (Enchanted Forest Chronicles Series #2)

by Patricia C. Wrede

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Overview

A diverting and ingenious sequel to Dealing With Dragons.

Those wicked wizards are at it again! This time they are draining power from the Enchanted Forest. And that does not sit well with Mendanbar the King. On the advice of the witch Morwen, Mendanbar decides to consult with Kazul, the King of Dragons. When he arrives at Kazul's cave, he meets Princess Cimorene and learns that Kazul has been captured by those horrible wizards. Mendanbar and Cimorene will have to search for her, traveling over mountains and past man-eating giants, terrifying rock snakes, and an assortment of magic-wielders.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780152008987
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 10/28/1991
Series: Enchanted Forest Chronicles Series , #2
Edition description: ABR
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x (d)
Age Range: 10 - 12 Years

About the Author

PATRICIA C. WREDE has written many novels, including Sorcery and Cecelia or The Enchanted Chocolate Pot and The Grand Tour coauthored with Caroline Stevermer, as well as the four books in her own series, the Enchanted Forest Chronicles. She lives near Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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Searching for Dragons 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 60 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Searching For Dragons is one of the best sequels I have ever read. Princess Cimorene is back and with the help of the handsome King Mendanbar, who just happens to be King of the Enchanted Forest, Morwen the friendly witch,Telemain the overzealous magician, and two of Morwen's cats Choas, and I forget the other one, they embark on a dangerous journey to rescue Kazul, King of the Dragons, from the deadly Wizards.This book is a five star fantasy,I couldn't put it down until the very end( Which I predicted) Read this book and all the others and I guarantee you'll love them just as I did.
thc_luver6 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book was so good! Has everything you'd want in a book!
emperatrix on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A great follow-up to Dealing with Dragons. Cimorene remains an engaging and independent heroine, and Mendanbar proves to be a worthy match for her. Witty dialogue and banter, and an enchanting cast of characters make this a delight to read.Gricel @ things-she-read.org
SunnySD on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Something is burning holes in the Enchanted Forest and the King of Dragons has gone missing. A malfunctioning magic carpet, an enchanted sword, a magic-wielding king and a princess who's current official title is the Chief Cook and Librarian (for the King of Dragons). Oh, and there are wizards... and soapy lemon water - must'nt forget that!Wrede's follow-up to Dealing with Dragons is just as much fun as it was the first time around.
atimco on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
In the second book of the Enchanted Forest Chronicles, Patricia Wrede switches from Cimorene to introduce a new character, King Mendenbar of the Enchanted Forest. It's pretty clear from the beginning why she creates his character ¿ Cimorene must have someone to fall in love with! The villains are the same as in the first book; those dastardly wizards are now trying to steal the magic of the Enchanted Forest. This plot gets recycled over the next two books as well. Though they share many similarities, this installment is weaker than the first. While it's nice to explore the Enchanted Forest a bit and meet new characters, Wrede's male characters are either weak, passive, inept, fussy, or villainous. Mendenbar does things, but somehow he still comes across as passive and boring even in the midst of the action. Unfortunately it's probably the feminist slant to the series that makes Mendenbar and the other male characters so pathetic. Weak male characters do feminism no service; indeed, it's hard to see why someone like Cimorene would be interested at all in the ineffective and rather passive Mendenbar ¿ even if he does have a magic sword. I enjoy fantasy parodies and humor, but the jokes here can't redeem the weak characterization and plot. No wonder I never revisited these books as a child after my first read.
Radaghast on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Reading this book as a child made me fall in love with reading. Is this spectacular, Tolkien-esque fantasy? No. Wrede's series is for young readers or readers not familiar with the fantasy genre. It is more tonque-in-cheek at times, and certainly not "epic." But this is no knock. The books were quick reads even when I was in middle school, and deliver on that level without reservations.
AslinnRose on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A new favorite of mine. I loved Dealing with Dragons and this one was just as fun to read. Quick and easy read with easy to follow fantasy and very imaginative. I look forward to reading the next book in the series. The romance part was undercut, but made for kids. It was like finding a new best friend and marrying them. If only reality was always so simple. I guess that's why we need fiction.
incognito on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Fun, anachronistic fantasy. Second in a series, and while I'm still getting a kick out of all the fantasy conventions and cliches being turned on their head, I found the romantic aspect here a bit unnecessary, kind of tacked on. The characters read like they just found a new best friend, not someone they want to marry or jump the bones of, if you know what I mean. That's the only place I felt the story was rushed.
Kernst on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I gave this book 5 stars because it was the first Fantasy book I read and introduced me to the wonderful genre.
collsers on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Just as enjoyable as its predecessor, "Searching for Dragons" continues the story of Princess Cimorene. Here, she joins the King of the Enchanted Forest on a quest to rescue the dragon Kazul. Full of excitement, magic, humor, and happy endings, this book is perfect for young adults and not-so-young adults.
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