Dragon of the Month Club

The Dragon of the Month Club - Iain Reading

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Dragon of the Month Club

by Iain Reading

  • First book in the Dragon of the Month Club series
  • Age 8-12 interest level
  • Independently published through Create-Space December 18, 2014
  • 236 pages
  • Genres: Fantasy, Middle Grade, Adventure


     "The very unlikely friendship of Ayana Fall and Tyler Travers began on a Tuesday afternoon in the maze of bookshelves at the back of the old library."-First sentence of the Dragon of the Month Club

     Every month on the thirteenth there's a new dragon to conjure. This dragon ranges in difficulty and rarity of materials. Each dragon takes two people to "conjure" it through a step of precise steps. However, one mistake while conjuring a steam dragon leads to disaster. Ayana and Tyler find themselves fighting for their lives and they need all the help they can get. Along with five dragons, a few new friends, and even more enemies, will the diverse group survive their journey home?

     Iain Reading is passionate about Root Beer, music, and writing. He is Canadian, but currently resides in the Netherlands working for the United Nations.

     Iain writes middle grade and young adult books. His published works include the Kitty Hawk Flying Detective Agency Series, The Wizards of Waterfire Series, and the Dragon of the Month Club. To learn more, go to Iain's Amazon page.

     I really like the Dragon of the Month Club and believes that it has an interesting and unique storyline that kids 8-12 will like. It is easy to understand, but also includes references that are more mature such as Sherlock Holmes and German Folktales. I think any kid with an interest for Middle Grade Fantasy and adventure will enjoy Dragon of the Month Club. I also really liked the plot twist at the end, not to mention the cliffhanger and the mystery that was left when I finished the book. However, I think that older kids wouldn't enjoy it as much due to the simplicity of the storyline. In the end, I can't wait to see what happens in the next book in the Dragon of the Month Club series.

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Create Your Own Dragon!

"Draw a picture! Write a story! Take a photograph! Bake some cookies! Mold a dragon out of clay! Knit one out of yarn! Make on out of LEGO! Whatever you want! Just let your imagination run wild because anything goes - the more creative the better! Send your dragon in and then on the on the 13th day of every month one entry will be chosen at random and featured here on the official Dragon of the Month Club website. In addition, each month's lucky winner will also receive a FREE on of a kind personalized hard-cover edition of The Dragon of the Month Club book featuring their winning artwork (or other creative content) on the cover or inside the book itself." Learn more on the official Dragon of the Month Club website.