|Submitted by Rohan Patel |
(Nov 21, 2007)
What would you do if a fierce dragon were to come to your village to destroy everything you knew and loved? In The Dragonslayers, a book by Bruce Coville, King Mildred faces that situation. Stuck in this situation, he goes to all costs to slay the dragon. After his knights turn down the offer, King Mildred deperately promises to give Princess Whilhelmina's hand in marriage to the slayer. Elizar, a squire, takes on the job along with Brian, a young page boy. Despite her father's offer, Princess Whilhelmina goes off to kill thedragon before Brian and Elizar do. In the end, Whilhelmina, Brian, and Elizar team up to kill the dragon. The characters come together with the plot to form a good story. The characters play an important role in this story. They are well described, which makes them very realistic. I liked how each character had his/her own hopes and dreams. Brian wanted to prove to the others that he is more than just a page boy. Elizar hopes to find his long lost son and wife. If you want to read an adventurous book, read the Dragonslayers today!