Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for The Land of Twydell & the Dragon Egg by Daisy Bourne. Thank you to Rachel’s Random Resources for my spot on the tour.
The Land of Twydell & the Dragon Egg, is the second book in the Tales of Avalon Series.
What happened during Merlin’s trip to Twydell?
Who, or what, did he meet? The Land of Twydell and the Dragon Egg, describes the wizard’s extraordinary adventures in Avalon’s neighbouring country and the people and creatures he meets there.
As he flies across the countryside on his broomstick he is puzzled to see a long line of people leaving the capital of Dalton and heading towards the outlying villages. Entire families are leaving the capital. They look ragged and downcast and appear to be taking their possessions with them. As he approaches Dalton, Merlin is shocked to see billowing smoke and that large parts of the city have been destroyed by fire.
The wizard learns that the devastation has been caused by a pair of dragons which have lived near the city for many years without any problem. King Frederrick is bewildered as to why the dragons should suddenly seek to attack the Twydellers for no apparent reason.
Merlin agrees to help the Twydellers and sets off on an unexpected adventure which brings him in contact with dragons and other strange creatures. He also renews his friendship with an old friend and is delighted to meet new ones.
If you like stories about magical beings then you will enjoy reading The Land of Twydell & The Dragon Egg.
Daisy Bourne’s exciting Tales of Avalon Series continues with The Land of Twydell and the Dragon Egg. This sequel continues the saga of Merlin and King Arthur.
The Land of Twydell is an engaging story that readers will enjoy whether they are followers of the series or first-time readers.
Bourne’s writing packs a lot of action in such a short novel. The Land of Twydell is fast- paced and the dialogue is compelling throughout the novel.
The Land of Twydell would be perfect for readers who are fans of Lord of the Rings or other fantasy novels about odysseys and journeys. Young
adult readers may be the target audience, but readers of all ages will love
—Pacific Book Review
The story is filled with magic and adventure. The concepts are simple enough for a young child to understand, yet complex enough to keep minds working on linking all the pieces together. Language used is also accessible to younger readers without necessarily “talking down” to them. Even in the world of magic and mystery, manners and respect
turn out to be the greater forces at work, providing children with important life lessons without being preachy or lecturing.
—US Review of Books
The Land of Twydell and the Dragon Egg was a finalist in the USA’s Eric Hoffer Awards 2017.
The Land of Twydell & the Dragon Egg by Daisy Bourne is an imaginative, magical adventure! If you’ve been reading my reviews for a while, you know a book cover with a dragon on the front cover is probably going to get me to read it, and that’s definitely the case for this! I’m glad I did! It’s a great story.
I love the fact that this is perfect for younger and older people. The language isn’t too difficult but it also doesn’t feel like a children’s story, either. So, it’s great for all readers!
I absolutely love the characters. They are so well developed, they felt like they were walking off the pages. The story is fast paced and the plot is very engaging.
I enjoyed this and I think you will, too. Don’t miss out!
Thank you to Rachel’s Random Resources for the free review copy. All opinions are my own and unbiased.
Daisy Bourne was born in England, in 1917. Nothing much is known about her real parents, except that their lives were changed dramatically by the First World War. At the age of six, Daisy was unofficially adopted by a farmer and his wife. They changed her name and took her to Canada. There are several similarities between the real Daisy Bourne and her namesake in this book. To a small child, Canada, with its heavy snowfalls, huge forests, and grizzly bears, must indeed have seemed like some kind of new world. Although Daisy loved Canada and the farm on which she lived, she was not happy and ran away. She returned to England at the age of 16. In later life, she took up farming again. She also enjoyed her garden and preserving much of its produce. This is where the similarities between the real Daisy and the character in this book end. I am proud to use my mother’s birth name as a pseudonym when writing the Tales of Avalon series.
My ambition is to one day write the story of the real Daisy Bourne. In the meantime, I shall work to complete the other seven books in the Tales of Avalon series.
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