|Plot Summary of The Secret of Dragonhome|
|"Melayne and her brother are "talents," which means they were born with magical powers. In their world, talents are persecuted. After their parents are killed, Melayne and her brother flee in the hopes of reaching safety. In a neighboring kingdom, she takes a job caring for a young lord's son. She discovers his castle is hiding a secret - and so is he."
Rebecca Herman, Resident Scholar
|"The two main characters try to figure out their role in life after their parents are killed. They make new discoveries, aquire friends, and come to accept themselves for who they are. "
maria, Resident Scholar
|"The story is about Sarrow and Malayne, brother and sister who are talents and posses magical powers. The children venture out into the world trying to stay hidden from being killed."
Kira, Resident Scholar
|"A girl and her brother have special "Talents" that are unusual so people are turned against their kind. They have to escape and and find a hiding place with a Lord. He has secrets that put them in danger."
Liza, Resident Scholar
|"After the death of her parents, Melayne and her younger brother Sarrow have no choice but to leave their hometown or risk being captured by the raiders who took the lives of the ones they loved. Unfortunately the find themselves on the run from the King's Seekers too, for they are Talents, born with magical powers of the dragons that once ruled the land. They finally find refuge, in a haunted castle called Dragonhome, ruled by the dark brooding Lord Sander. But Lord Sander keeps a terrible secret and Melayne finds herself intrigued...What could his dark secret be? Before she knows it Melayne finds herself confronting dragons who are in danger of dying. Will she be able to save the dragons as well as keep her Talent hidden from the King's Seekers? And will Lord Sander's own secret ever be revealed?
Amy Rizek, Resident Scholar
|"A young woman, Melayne, is faced suddenly with the care of her little brother when her parents are killed by barbaric invaders of her country. She barely escapes death by use of her special talent, to talk to animals. After weeks of traveling, she finds shelter in an old castle, Dragonhome, ruled over by a dark and mysterious man, Lord Sander. Melayne is then faced with danger, desire, and betrayal all leading up to a thrilling climax."
Katy Jones, Resident Scholar
|"Melayne and young Sarrow are both talents or people of magic powers in a world full of war and torment. The king of both sides need talents to win the war. One day Melayne and Sarrow are coming home and discover their house in flames and their parents dead. So the set off for their aunt who lives far away and must hide on the way or be caught and killed in war. On the way they find Dragonhome and the mysterious man named Lord Sander. She must find out what Lord Sander is hiding while not exposing the fact that her and her brother are talents.."
Travis Hirko, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of The Secret of Dragonhome|
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Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
Descript. of chases or violence - 11.4%
planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 20%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 40%
Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places - 28.6%
Tone of book
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- fantasy world/fantasy past
Coming of age
- a powerful magician
- destined love (dream or prediction)
Mental/magical powers focus
- magical powers (general)
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Kid's book (ages 7-14)
- a teen
If magical mental powers:
- can talk to animals
- during "Tolkien" (fairytime) times
Takes place on Earth?
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
How much dialogue?
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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