{Rise of the Earth Dragon: Tracey West}Rise of the Earth Dragon by Tracey West
Series: Dragon Masters
Published by Scholastic Press on August 26, 2014
Genres: Childrens, Fantasy
Pages: 96
Format: Paperback
Source: Store Bought
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{Synopsis} – This series is part of Scholastic’s early chapter book line called Branches, which is aimed at newly independent readers. With easy-to-read text, high-interest content, fast-paced plots, and illustrations on every page, these books will boost reading confidence and stamina. Branches books help readers grow!

DRAGON MASTERS has it all! Dragons, a Dragon Stone, a king, a wizard, and magic! In the first book in this fully-illustrated series, 8-year old Drake is snatched up by King Roland’s soldier and taken to the castle. He is to be trained as a Dragon Master. At the castle, he is joined by three other young Dragon Masters-in-training: Ana, Rori, and Bo. The Dragon Masters must learn how to connect with and train their dragons–and they must also uncover their dragons’ special powers. Does Drake have what it takes to be a Dragon Master? What is his dragon’s special power?

{My thoughts} – Drake is your average 8 year old boy that is working in his family’s fields. He’s nothing but a lowly onion picker, when the kings soldiers show up and haul him off to the castle with little to no explanation to him and his family. Once he gets there he is introduced to a couple of other children around his age. They are Ana, Rori and Bo. Like them they were all taken to the castle under the command of their King Roland.

Once he is there for a little while he learns that there are so many things that are hidden from the people. He learns that there are Dragons and a dragon stone. He learns that the dragon stone helps the Dragon Masters control communicate with and control the dragons. Most of all he learns that he is a Dragon Master just like his three new friends.

A lot takes place in this book, but the most important thing that stands out to me is that the four new friends learn to trust each other. They also learns how to work together as a team. And most importantly they learn how to become Dragon Masters. Although they are just starting they are learning. When the book ends there is a bit of chaos and then the Wizard ends up massively concerned but doesn’t know for sure if there is a need to worry quite yet. If you’d like to learn more pick up the book and give it a read. It was a fun read to me and I look forward to reading more of the series soon.

Final Conclusion: 5 Star Rating.