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Secret of the Dragon's Scales
by Derek Hart
iUniverse, $16.95, 248pp
Release Date: June10, 2011

From the cover: “Secret of the Dragon's Scales continues the adventures of Gavin Kane, Emily Scott, and Bunty Digby, fifteen-year-olds who make the best of their young lives in England during the autumn of 1943. World War II rages on, but the tide seems to have turned in favor of the Allies. Three times previously, the teens have defeated Nazi plans to defeat England using evil magic, and three times, there have been new alliances formed with creatures from the hidden worlds of legend and fable. Yet once again, Heinrich Himmler is determined to unleash another strange and horrible weapon from deep within Nazi Germany , while halfway across the world, Allied armies are now tenaciously fighting the Japanese Empire.

Once again Mr. Hart has merged history with fantasy to create an enchanting and engrossing read. As with the previous three books, these were part of a ritual “read aloud” time with my nephews and once again we were reluctant to stop when the day’s chapters were done. Parts of the story are also leading to some serious discussions with my older nephew about right and wrong and honor with the young characters in these books providing examples we can all hope today’s young (and not so young) people will follow. Plus they are serving as a great “painless” introduction to history and historical figures such as Churchill and Robert Oppenheimer.

This series is an excellent fantasy series for both adults and young readers and one which I would recommend highly to parents as a wonderful series to share with their children. Even if you don’t have children I urge you to read these, you will find Thaddeus Osbert and his sweet tooth as enchanting as any young reader does. ~~ Stephanie L Bannon.

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