If you love the fantasy adventures, emotional stories, and triumphant epic victories from Disney movies (or if you know someone else who does) then you will want to check out the brand-new book in the Fablehaven and Dragonwatch series! The first part of this series, Fablehaven, is a unique fantasy adventure that will have both adults and children absolutely breathless with excitement. This one-of-a-kind series is a spell-binding combination of Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, Percy Jackson, Eragon, the Spiderwick Chronicles, Epic, and many, many Disney movies. In the books, siblings Kendra and Seth Sorenson head to their grandfather’s house for the summer — only to discover that the idyllic Connecticut property is actually a preserve for fantastical creatures, and that their grandparents are the caretakers!
There’s everything from dragons to trolls to fairies, not to mention countless other unique fairy tale beasts (not to mention several creatures that author Brandon Mull has brilliantly made up entirely), and the books somehow combine comedy and family-friendly themes with intense, sometimes dark, action. There’s also plenty of mind-blowing plot twists, and any parents who read these books with their children will find themselves just as engrossed in the adventures!
The books continue with the Dragonwatch series, which is an immediate extension of Fablehaven, so you’ll definitely want to read them too. These books take place immediately after Fablehaven, with all the same characters picking up right where they left off–and even though the adventurers have already been all over the world on magical preserves that have ranged from tropical to mountainous, now Kendra and Seth are facing down fantastical creatures on an even bigger, even more global scale. The newest (and supposedly final) installment in Dragonwatch has just come out this week: “Return of the Dragon Slayers” has been highly anticipated by fans, and if Fablehaven and Dragonwatch‘s epic conclusions so far are anything to go by, then we can expect a whole lot of excitement, humor, emotion, and all-around-amazing climaxes in this finale’s storyline! If you love Disney adventure films (like Jungle Cruise, Pirates of the Caribbean, Alice in Wonderland, Treasure Island, or National Treasure) and Marvel movies (like Eternals or Guardians of the Galaxy), then you’re going to love this series and its brand-new addition!