In the Hunt for the Devil's Dragon, the cousins Beth and Patrick journey to Libya during the 13th century where they discover that a small town is in danger: something is eating all their livestock and they believe it is an evil dragon being used by the devil. When the townspeople decide to offer a human sacrifice in an attempt to appease the dragon, Beth steps in and tries to rescue the girl, Sabra. However, Beth is caught and tied up as an additional sacrifice to the dragon. Patrick, however, meets Hazi and a Roman knight named Georgius and when Georgius hears of the dragon, he decides to hunt and kill the dragon. Will Beth and Sabra be rescued before they become dragon snacks? Will Georgius, Patrick, and Hazi find the dragon? Will Georgius be successful and slay the dragon?
Hunt for the Devil's Dragon is the eleventh installment to the Imagination Station Series. Beth and Patrick go on yet another adventure that takes them back to the Roman times. It is full of action with a good lesson that young and old could learn from. This isn't my favorite of the others from the series I have read but it is still good.
I love this series of books. I've read a few now, but this was my least favorite. I really like how the others I've read have been about real life heros of the past. This one was based on an imaginary knight who fought dragons. There is still some interesting history to talk about after reading it, but it wasn't the same as being based on a real person. I felt like they were just trying to write a book boys would like because it had a dragon in it. But besides that, it was well-written and action packed. My three girls ages 8-4 loved it.
My 8 yr old son loved book 11. Some have kept his interest better than others and this one is at the top. Highly recommend for action lovers. Some fighting and viciousness included, but rather tame by today's standards. Pretty standard battle of good and evil and protecting/supporting one's own. Excellent life lesson.
The Imagination Station Hunt for the Devil's Dragon is an Adventures in Odyssey book by Marianne Hering and Wayne Thomas Batson. This is book 11 in the series.
The story starts out with Beth heading into Whit's End to order a root beer float. She is a bit down in the dumps. Just as Whit starts asking her what was wrong, her cousin Patrick comes in. She then explains her situation. Whit leads them to a room and sends them off on an adventure in the Imagination Station. They land in a place in northern Africa where they meet two children, Hazi and Sabra. That is when their adventure begins. What will happen, you will have to read this book to find out.
I first had my 9-year old daughter read this book. She loved it so much, she read it three times in one day. I first introduced her to the series last year (2012) when I first heard about the Imagination Station books. I love the Adventure in Odessey stories. It kind of reminds me of the Magic Tree House books but these are better. A Roman soldier whom the children meet is a believer in Christ and trust Him in all things and talks about this. I definitely recommend this book and the whole series to anyone who is looking for Christian children books that are interesting, fun, and adventurous.
I received this book for free from Tyndale House Publishers in return for my honest review.