How soon we forget that we were once kids who watched Harry Potter and Hobbit! I was one of those people who read Cornelia Funke’s Ink Heart series looking for dragons and Eragon by Christopher Paolini just for the elves. I had an amazing time reading them.
Then I came across a book that reminded me of those good times and also left me with a realization that I have officially grown up. Here comes: Fire, Wings and Claws.
Name: Fire,Wings and Claws (Click on the name to be re-directed to “buy” option)
Author: Kiran Damera
Publishers: Kiwi Books
Story of Fire, Wings and Claws:
So to every fantasy fan out there, you would have got the important point about the book: Dragons.
For those unlucky ones who haven’t grasped it yet, this book is about a twelve-year-old kid named Ian who along with his friend Drake is super mischievous and adventurous. This entangles them into business of people from another world: Scyrin.
Due to unfortunate circumstances they end up tumbling into that world’s politics and warfare. But that’s not the point.
The point is……
Dragons! Every kind, every color, every shape and size have a place for them right here. Wait.
Soon the people of Scyrin realize that Ian is the only one who can save them the evil Carloth, who is the king without kingdom and is waiting to take over Scyrin and the Scarlet Heart.
My Review :
The book is suitable for school kids as they can truly relate and enjoy it. If I were a fourteen year old, I would have liked it a lot.
But since I’m an adult, or so I think, it took me back to the era where even I had posters of dragon on my walls. The story was good, plot not exactly highly developed and characters are also not that extraordinary.
The irony of the book:
- The parents of Ian are not essential to the story line, so lets side line them.
- Introduce Dumbledore! Wait. Sorry, not Dumbledore. But someone in those shoes.
- Let the Dwarfs be the enemies of dragons and their location a secret. Hobbit much?
- People be aware, coming to India on a wrong plane can take you to Scyrin. Use the correct map.
- The king and people of Scyrin are really good and kind. Too sweet for that matter. I’d be very suspicious if people wearing weird clothes dropped in front of my home with a dagger in hand and a broken flying machine.
- Nice castle. No I’m not talking about Hogwarts. This is all original and pretty cool. I liked the beast in the basement better.
- Villain is original. Bonus points.
- Dragons! but vegetarian. Don’t eat tasty humans.
One thing that annoyed be beyond anything is editing work of the book. Every time you read Drake as drake, I want to tear a sheet. Wait I’d tear the book completely at this book. A lot of grammar mistakes and spellings. So that’s when I realized, I’m a grown up. Even I started worrying about spellings.
With all that I rate the book 3/5 stars! Bonus and credits to Dragons!
I thank the Author and Anuj Kumar for giving me this book in exchange for an honest review. I also thank the author for reminding how fun it is to be a kid again! Thank you!