Saturday, 7 July 2012
Review: Scream Street - Flame of the Dragon by Tommy Donbavand
Publisher: Walker Books
Released: October 6th, 2011
Having been banished to the Underlands by Acrid Belcher, the evil head of G.H.O.U.L., Luke, Resus and Cleo begin their thirteenth adventure fighting for their very existence. And life doesn't get much easier from there - the quest to return the sixth and final relic will take them to a dragon's lair in China, after which they must overcome the not-so-small problem of a deluded slime beast hell bent on creating an evil new world order. Once again it's up to the trio to save Scream Street - but will they fall at the final hurdle?
Flame of the Dragon is the thirteenth, and final, book in the Scream Street series, which is one of my favourite series for younger readers. I've read all thirteen books and have loved every one of them. I'm sad to see this series come to an end but I'm glad it went out on a dragon-fuelled high!
In typical Scream Street fashion, Flame of the Dragon is a fast-paced mad mix of adventure, humour and the supernatural. Luke, Resus and Cleo being their quest to return the final relic, and along the way they end up encountering werewolves, G.H.O.U.L. workers, zombies, a monstrous Sir Otto Sneer and even a Chinese dragon or two. To say this book is jam-packed is an understatement!
I'm glad most of my favourite characters made an appearance in this final book, especially Twinkle the fairy, zombie Doug and little Kian the vampire. It was like the whole Scream Street family came back for one last mission, unless the unexpected open ending means there might be more one day?!
I need to say a big thanks to Tommy Donbavand for writing these books, and for reintroducing me to 8+ fiction. I've had a lot of laughs and enjoyment from reading the Scream Street series, and I hope younger readers will continue to read and love them as much I do.