I'm reading this series aloud to my children. You'd think at 15, 12 and 9 at least two of them would be getting a bit old for these books, but the new book was awaited with great anticipation and was not a let-down. You get a new perspective on books you read aloud. Clumsy dialogue and overly descriptive prose are more evident when every word is read aloud.With these books, there is no issue in this regard.The plotting is tight and the storyline intelligent.There are many laugh-out-loud moments (Alvin promising, on his honour as the word of a Treacherous) and moments of suspense. The major complaint I have about this book?Over the past few days we read to page 134.Today I started reading the book in the car, and when we got home decided to finish the chapter.Over 250 pages later, I finished reading.It's one thing when a book is "unputdownable"; another when that involves reading aloud.
eBook How to Seize a Dragon's Jewel (How to Train Your Dragon, #10)