Book Review: Bentwhistle the Dragon in a Chilling Revelation by Paul Cude

November 8, 2014

I received this book for free from Author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Book Review: Bentwhistle the Dragon in a Chilling Revelation by Paul CudeBentwhistle the Dragon in a Chilling Revelation by Paul Cude
Series: Bentwhistle #2
Published by Self-Published on 23rd February 2014
Pages: 636
Source: Author
Goodreads
four-stars
Following his harrowing and near death experience at the talons of the evil dragon Manson in 'A Threat From The Past', Peter Bentwhistle, the human shaped dragon and reluctant hero, finds himself on the slow path to recovery.
Helped by his dragon friends, Tank and Richie (both in their human forms), he finds solace in his new found friendship with the dragon king. But the three friends are soon unwittingly drawn into a deadly plot, when a straight forward meeting with the monarch sees them helping an injured dragon agent, straight back from his mission in Antarctica with news of a devastating encounter with another ancient race.
Blackmail, intrigue, forbidden love interests, a near fatal mantra gone wrong, a highly charged rugby match in which Tank takes a beating, combined with enough laminium ball action to please dragons the world over, stretch the bonds of the dragons' friendship like never before. New friends and ancient enemies clash as the planet braces itself for one of the most outrageous attacks it has ever seen. Lost secrets and untold lore come to light, while sinister forces attempt to steal much coveted magic.
Explosive exploits, interspersed with a chilly backdrop and unexpected danger at every turn, make for an action-packed, electrifying adventure.
'Snow way you'll wanna miss this!

 

It has taken me far too long to read and review Bentwhistle the Dragon in a Chilling Revelation, not because it’s a bad book, but it’s huge. Over 600 pages long huge. So I had to chip at it little by little until I was able to complete it.

It was lovely to be able to return back to Peter’s world and revisit both him and his friends Richie and Tank. There’s just something about Peter that really draws me to him, I think it’s his reluctance to be the hero and be in the spotlight. He’s not a fame hungry person, he just wants to live his day to day life and have done with it. His interactions with Janice were lovely to read too, I thought their scenes were really sweet.

I still love Tank, his character is one of my favourites from the series, I think it’s because of how down to earth and funny he is. I really liked Flash too, I found him to be an interesting character who helped liven up the scenes he was in. I can’t say I was a huge fan of Richie in this book, I understood why she acted the way she did, but I felt she took her anger out on Peter a little too much.

Cude’s writing is excellent, as I came to expect from the first book, but this book is definitely not for the faint hearted thanks to its mammoth size. It’s definitely worth making your way through though, even if progress is slow. The Bentwhistle books are always packed with adventure and intrigue, and well worth picking up if you’re a fantasy fan.

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