The Imagination Station books are delightful! My son owns several from the series and finishes each one more quickly then the previous. I allowed him to read this book we received for review, and his thoughts on the book are his: "I like these books a lot. They are a lot like the 'Magic Tree House" series, but these books have stories much different. In this story, Beth and Patrick go into the Imagination Station and then magically arrive in Libya, a long time ago. They meet Hazi and Sabra and find out a dragon killing sheep in the town. There are those who want to kill it but Beth and Sabra discover that it isn't the dragon that is killing the sheep, but something else. It has a good ending!"
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.