Book Review: The Dragon King by Vivian Slade

I had the opportunity to review a book, The Dragon King, by Vivian Slade and I want to share my thoughts with you.

The Dragon King is a beautiful story about a young boy, Ethan, who finds himself
being the King of a kingdom after his father dies.  Ethan has to adjust to being a young man (pre-teen) in a King’s position, when finally he is faced with the ultimate challenge- protecting his kingdom from a dragon- Ethan finds the inner strength he needs to protect them and put his kingdom before himself.

This is a very inspiring story, that children of many ages can enjoy.  I think the book is probably best for elementary aged children or older for independent reading.

For each copy purchased, a book will be donated to other children- schools, hospitals, and libraries.  The Kindle version is $2.99, Audio version with music, is $8.99 both are on Amazon.com.  You can also purchase the audio book from iTunes.

“Ethan mulled these words over in his head.  ‘Face your fear–and it will lose its power over you.’
And he wondered, ‘How would I behave if I wasn’t afraid?'”
—-Excerpt from The Dragon King’s children’s illustrated eBook and audio book (which includes narration and music). 


Vivian Slade found her inspiration for the book when she met a burn victim in a children’s hospital.  The making of the book and soundtrack have a great story as well, here is an excerpt from the website:

“For me, one of the many rewarding experiences that has come from making The Dragon King has been the opportunity to co-create with my family and members of an amazing community in Decatur, Georgia (part of the greater Atlanta metropolitan area).  My older daughter, Johanna, is the illustrator.  My younger daughter, Sophia, plus Johanna and my husband, Todd Burr are among the voices of the townspeople. The children’s choir in the musical numbers, “Lend Your Ear” and “He’s Green”, include Sophia and many of her classmates from The Waldorf School of Atlanta.”


To learn more about The Dragon King, The Dragon King character building curriculum, or how you can donate The Dragon King to your local school, children’s hospital, or school for the blind, please visit: http://www.thedragonking.com
View The Dragon King Facebook Fan Page at: http://www.facebook.com/thedragonkingfanpage
Or visit http://www.vivianslade.com to hear more of Vivian Slade’s music.

I hope you all enjoy this book as much as we have- Lexie is very much into musicals and listening to books on CD, so this is perfect for our family!
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  1. Tania Stanwood says:

    I am looking for some good Holiday Books as the season is upon us! I found a couple that look fantastic by Barbara Ward, barbarabriggsward.com. She has The Reindeer Keeper and The Snowman Maker. I think they are going to be favorites in our Day Care and that is always a good thing!

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