The Secret of the DragonÍs Teeth continues the adventures of Gavin Kane, Emily Scott, and Bunty Digby, sixteen-year-olds who struggle with their daily lives in England during the pivotal year of 1944. Cornwall is now an armed camp, with thousands of Americans and Canadians, as well as men from throughout the occupied countries, all training and preparing for the invasion of the European continent. The war has reached a brutal climax and the Allies now have the upper hand. In Nazi Germany, however, Heinrich Himmler is far from admitting defeat, as he prepares to unleash whatever horror he can devise to delay the inevitable.
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WOW! That word pretty much sums up my first thought after reading the last page of The Secret of the Dragon's Teeth. Having read the first 4 books in the "Thaddeus Series" of dragon books, I could not wait to see what would happen in The Secret of the Dragon's Teeth. What was the secret? This book answers that question and delivered more than I could have imagined. It pulls you in from the start featuring Thaddeus, Gavin, Bunty, Emily, ZiggiMoo and of course Idyliioop and their involvement in fighting the war. It gets even more exciting when the reader finds out the true identity of these characters and their purpose in that time in history. It amazes me how Derek Hart intertwines true historical facts with the dragons while inserting wizardry into the fight for humanity. If you want to read a series that will keep you glued to the pages, this one is for you. When I am reading these dragon books, I can see it on the big screen in my mind. The way Derek Hart entertains the reader through his words is simply amazing. I highly recommend the entire Dragon series. You will fall in love with Thaddeus and his pals!
We pick up the story climbing back to the precipice from the cliffhanger we were left with in the previous installment of this adventure. Gavin, ever the helpful knight, decides to lend Thaddeus a hand in reuniting the trio who first found him in the white cottage all that time ago, although this does not turn out quite as Gavin expected. In the process they influence history once more, earning a new friend in the process. Emily and Bunty's plans continue to converge on magical training, from their respective mentors, and while both are eager to learn, one of them gains new insight, and begins examining their decisions more closely... Meanwhile Thaddeus grows more and more frustrated about his inability to blatantly interfere, and he is forced to make choices which will decide his, and our world's, future. To be overwhelmingly powerful yet to be helpless. To be faster than a fighter plane, yet to be unable to be in multiple places at once. To want to save as many lives as possible, yet to be forced to destroy them by the hundreds. Thaddeus experiences this duality during the D-Day (wonder what the D stands for, hmm...) invasion and is faced with his own nature. War isn't simply about the strategic movement of troops, resources, and information. It is visceral, gritty, and savage, and while war never truly changes, it can change those who experience it in unforeseen ways. One does not have to be a soldier to be influenced by it's long-reaching grasp. After all, the bridge team Echo must secure in order to maintain the supply train is not just a bridge. It is where someone played with their childhood friends, fished, had their first kiss, had their first heartbreak. The enemy munitions dump that team Bravo successfully destroyed isn't just a hostel, for the blast's shock-wave shattered the windows in nearby houses, killing an old man, and disfiguring his young granddaughter for the rest of her life. Thaddeus realizes this, feels all this pain around him, and makes the decision so many soldiers have to. To help end the war means reverting to a savage monster, that he might more efficiently snuff out the enemies' lives and end the suffering all around him sooner. However, if one does nothing, can they really claim to be unscathed by the horrors which surround them, or does their inaction wound them more deeply than any rifle bullet or grenade could have? Amidst the grim fighting, supernatural forces use every opportunity to advance their own sinister agendas, and given the distraction of the war, neither Thaddeus, nor the Draconian council are wise to what moves behind the shadows cast by smoke-filled skies. 8/10 I recommend this book to anyone who loves fantasy, history, or adventure, and to anyone who wishes to experience a small glimpse of the paradox that is the human mind during war.