The Dragon’s Castle(Apprentice, #2)

The Dragon s Castle Apprentice An award winning young adult action packed fantasy romance adventure that will keep readers guessing as mystery after mystery unfolds Bel a wizard s apprentice accompanies his master to the capito

  • Title: The Dragon’s Castle(Apprentice, #2)
  • Author: James Cardona
  • ISBN: 9781505916263
  • Page: 246
  • Format: Paperback
  • An award winning, young adult, action packed, fantasy romance adventure that will keep readers guessing as mystery after mystery unfolds Bel, a wizard s apprentice accompanies his master to the capitol city to help negotiate a truce between warring kingdoms, but when they arrive he finds much than he bargained for His long lost love, Shireen is there and their romanAn award winning, young adult, action packed, fantasy romance adventure that will keep readers guessing as mystery after mystery unfolds Bel, a wizard s apprentice accompanies his master to the capitol city to help negotiate a truce between warring kingdoms, but when they arrive he finds much than he bargained for His long lost love, Shireen is there and their romance is quickly rekindled There s only one problem with that though magician s are to remain celibate under penalty of excommunication.It s a fantasy tale that sizzles, sparkles and pops with energy, ingenuity, imagination, and a wonderfully heightened sense of adventure.All Bel wants to do is train under his master He just acquired a full wizard s staff, at great difficulty, so he has no interest in going off on some boring trek to negotiate a truce But when they arrive, all is not what it seems He finds that Shireen is apprentice under Meetta and Bel can t keep his eyes off his former love His master seems to have a strange, hypnotic attraction for Meetta, but that couldn t be right, could it Wizard s aren t allowed A fellow wizard, Gedd, from a neighboring kingdom seems to know just a little to much about how and why the kingdoms are at war Is he influencing them The avians and the birds they control are everywhere What do they seek Readers everywhere are calling it compelling, amazing and a story that draws you in and sweeps you off your feet This young adult, fantasy romance adventure is told from the perspective of Bel, Shireen, Meetta and Nes egrinon, the two apprentices and their two masters as they each try to figure out what is going on as the kingdoms stagger step close and closer to war, while trying to sort out their intense feelings for each other.Bel and Shireen fall in love all over again and it is only after they come to this stark realization that they don t know what to do about it It is the trade that every wizard must make To become a magician they must forsake all relationships they must give up love to gain knowledge What choice will Bel and Shireen make Are they strong enough Can they give each other up Should they Reviewers are saying of this young adult, action packed, fast paced, romantic adventure, a perfect marriage of fantasy and romance I was gushing for their love affair and bouncing through the action scenes I couldn t get enough of it Bel learns of the history of the kingdoms and all is not so rosy as there is bad blood of the decades that is coming to call The avians and the creature kind have not forgotten their losses at the hands of the Greenland warriors and the Eastern Forest Kingdom is pushing to expand The forest is full of adversaries, each of which having different motivations and goals Yet one thing they all have in mind, to conquer the capitol city That is where the four wizards find themselves, at the center of a besieged city, surrounded by soldiers eager for blood.It s a fast paced, young adult adventure tale full of swords and sorcery, mythical creatures, animals and dragons The dragon s castle is sure to delight fans of fantasy romance drama.Part thriller, part fantasy, and part mystery, The Dragon s Castle is suspenseful and exhilarating to read It is impossible to put down Full of action, drama, comedy, with a full dose of romance, this book will appeal to the young adult who is looking for a fast paced, edge of your seat adventure full of mysteries that will keep you guessing Who is Gedd and what is he after Why are the avians patrolling the skies and what is the relic they seek What is the smell in the castle and why does only Bel s master detect it Will Bel and Shireen sort out their relationship or will it destroy them

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    About " James Cardona "

  • James Cardona

    James Cardona received his Bachelor s degree in Computer Science from the University of Delaware with a minor in Religious Studies He enjoys all things creative including the typical things such as drawing, painting, music and creative writing and the not so typical such as building robots and writing computer code.James has written five books and is planning on writing many, many .He also loves tinkering with computers, electronics and building robots and is a mentor for FIRST Robotics FRC Team 316 James also helps organize and run the PSEG Salem County Math Showcase which he created back in the year 2000, a math competition for students from grades four through eight, typically attended each year by approximately 500 600 students.He lives in Southern New Jersey and works as a Senior Test Engineer for the Laboratory and Testing Services group of Public Service Electric and Gas company H

  • 106 Comments

  • All I can say is wow. If you havent had a chance to read book one in this series it is not entirely necessary but you will get to know the characters better. Book two picks up with Bel and his master Nes’egrinon after the battle with the ghoul kind. Nes’egrinon figures its time for Bel to get his wizard staff so takes him to the mage tree. Like all things in life it is not easy but Bel succeeds and comes face to face with the magical Roc. After finally getting down and back to their home the [...]


  • This is the first book by James Cardona that I have read. I was immediately drawn into the story. Bel and Shireen completely captivated my imagination while reading this book. I love the way that the author blended the fantasy and romantic elements together. Sometimes I think that Fantasy books can have the tendency to drag in places, but the pacing in The Dragon’s Castle was fantastic.One of the most important elements in Fantasy books is the world building. James Cardona’s world building i [...]


  • (Full disclosure: I received a free advance reader's copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.)The Dragon's Castle was written with a young adult audience in mind, but adult readers will enjoy it as well. It is the second book in the Apprentice series, but stands alone just fine. Our hero, Bel, travels to the city with his mage master, and meets up with the girl he had fallen for at school. Likewise his master meets the woman he had fallen for so many years ago. While both couples try [...]


  • The Dragon’s CastleJames CardonaA fresh and engaging take on the making of a wizard604 pages, $4.99 Kindle, $24.99 paperbackBel, a new graduate of Lasaat, the elite school for wizards, now serves as apprentice to forest archmage Nes’egrinon. Before he can even recover from wounds suffered in the quest to win his mage staff, Bel and his master must answer an urgent summons and rush to the capital to help King Thrashel save his throne and his realm. Bel and Nes’egrinon are soon plunged into [...]


  • This book was entered in The Wishing Shelf Book Awards. This is what our readers thought: Title: The Dragon’s Castle Author: James CardonaStar Rating: 3.5 StarsNumber of Readers: 17StatsEditing 7/10Style 8/10Cover 6/10Plot 9/10Total 30/40Of the 17 readers:13 would read another book by this author.7 thought the setting was the best part of the book.8 thought the cover was good or excellent.13 thought the author was a good writer.Readers’ Comments‘There’s plenty of fantasy and magic and a [...]


  • (Disclaimer:I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.)The Dragon's Castle is a good read for young adults.The plot is well structured and the characters have depth and color.The relationship between Bel and Shireen is interesting ,very emotional,and keeps you wondering what will be with their love.This book fits the genre of Fantasy quite well.It has magic,wizards,and "very importantly",a dragon.


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