[Ebook] ↠ Silver Batal and the Water Dragon Races Author K.D. Halbrook – 1sm.info

Silver Batal and the Water Dragon Races s l annonce de la sortie de Silver Batal et le dragon d eau j ai t conquise par son r sum et la magnifique couverture qui l accompagnait tant m re de plusieurs enfants, dont un fils de treize ans, j avais tr s envie de partager cette histoire avec lui et de m vader en sa compagnie C est chose faite aujourd hui, et le moins que l on puisse dire c est que ce livre regorge d action et d motions.Silver Batal n est pas n importe quelle jeune fille s l annonce de la sortie de Silver Batal et le dragon d eau j ai t conquise par son r sum et la magnifique couverture qui l accompagnait tant m re de plusieurs enfants, dont un fils de treize ans, j avais tr s envie de partager cette histoire avec lui et de m vader en sa compagnie C est chose faite aujourd hui, et le moins que l on puisse dire c est que ce livre regorge d action et d motions.Silver Batal n est pas n importe quelle jeune fille et je suis ravie de constater que sa personnalit est tr s proche finalement de celle de nos adolescents Cette t te br l e a un caract re fougueux et sait ce qu elle veut dans la vie Elle est tour tour, casse coup pr te tout pour toucher son but et vuln rable lorsqu elle se met douter de ses atouts Je me suis rapidement prise d affection pour la jeune fille que j ai eu envie d encourager et de voir relever tous ses d fis haut la main Son volution est particuli rement prenante alors m me si le chemin est long et sem d emb che, je n ai cess de croire en ses capacit s et d applaudir ses exploits.Toutefois, Silver n est pas seule dans cette aventure et le lien qui l unit Hiyyan est absolument fascinant En effet, de par sa raret et sa solidit , il est captivant de voir l ele joaill re prendre ses marques avec l Aquinder Il existe une telle connexion, une telle union des c urs et des corps que l on est oblig de s attacher ce duo Ils sont l me de ce roman tout simplement.Autour d eux gravitent bon nombre de personnages secondaires qui ont chacun leur importance et forment un ensemble tr s int ressant Avec d un c t la Reine Imea, la dresseuse Sagittaria Prodigo, les habitants de Calidia et de l autre Rami Batal, Sersha, Brajon et Nebekker sans oublier Kirja, Ferdi et Mele, les rencontres s encha nent pour Silver et ne se ressemblent pas Il faudra que la jeune fille choisisse soigneusement ses alli s et apprenne faire confiance aux bonnes personnes sous peine de se voir entra ner dans des situations incontr lables.La dimension fantastique de ce texte est poustouflante L ambiance magique qui r gne, la pr sence des dragons majestueux, les courses passionnantes et toute la pression qui repose sur les paules de notre h ro ne s entrechoquent et s quilibrent pour nous offrir une histoire hors du commun dont on a du mal d tacher nos yeux.Silver Batal et le dragon d eau est un premier tome que l on a pris norm ment de plaisir d couvrir Nous n avons pas vu les heures passer et il nous a permis de partager un joli moment de complicit et d motions gr ce un texte fort teint d humour et d espoir Une belle lecture qu il me tarde de r it rer avec la suite d s qu elle sera disponible Je suis rest e tr s herm tique l histoire et j ai eu beaucoup de mal m y plonger Je n ai pas appr ci le personnage de Silver que j ai trouv assez ennuyeuse et nervante et ce, d s les premi res pages Le seul personnage que j ai r ellement appr ci est Ferdi mon grand d sarroi, on le d couvre assez tard dans le roman J ai trouv l univers int ressant mais pas assez exploit mon go t on nous parle de dragons et on nous en donne voir si peu au final Il y a diff rentes esp ces Je suis rest e tr s herm tique l histoire et j ai eu beaucoup de mal m y plonger Je n ai pas appr ci le personnage de Silver que j ai trouv assez ennuyeuse et nervante et ce, d s les premi res pages Le seul personnage que j ai r ellement appr ci est Ferdi mon grand d sarroi, on le d couvre assez tard dans le roman J ai trouv l univers int ressant mais pas assez exploit mon go t on nous parle de dragons et on nous en donne voir si peu au final Il y a diff rentes esp ces mais pas assez de descriptions ou de d tails Je ne m attendais pas un catalogue non plus ou a autant de d tails que dans Une histoire naturelle des dragons de Marie Brennan On reste sur un roman jeunesse, mais j en attendais un peu plus Peut tre que ces d tails se trouvent dans les parties que j ai saut au cours de ma lecture J ai trouv l criture assez lourde avec beaucoup de longueurs notamment au d but J ai lu une grosse partie en diagonale mais la fin rel ve le niveau m me si la partie course est bien rapide Malheureusement, m me si la fin est int ressante, elle ne modifiera pas grandement ma note Je ne lirai probablement pas la suite Ce premier tome est tr s introductif et probablement beaucoup trop pour moi et il m rite la moyenne 2.5 5 Dommage parce que j tais vraiment tr s emball e par cette histoire Very fun cute adventurous Middle Grade book Definitely will keep an eye out for the rest of this series This is on the list for my future child and I to read together because dragons. E ARC from Edelweiss PlusSilver comes from a family of jewelers in the desert community of Jaspaton, and is expected to follow the family trade, but she really wants to be a water dragon racers like her idol, Saggitaria Wonder Her cousin and best friend, Brajon, is supportive of her, but realizes it will be very difficult for her to pursue this path When Wonder is due to visit her town, Silver hopes to impress her by making a flying suit, which she does with the help of a mysterious older woma E ARC from Edelweiss PlusSilver comes from a family of jewelers in the desert community of Jaspaton, and is expected to follow the family trade, but she really wants to be a water dragon racers like her idol, Saggitaria Wonder Her cousin and best friend, Brajon, is supportive of her, but realizes it will be very difficult for her to pursue this path When Wonder is due to visit her town, Silver hopes to impress her by making a flying suit, which she does with the help of a mysterious older woman, Nebbeker, who has a past different from most of the people in Silver s community However, when Silver meets the famous racer, the woman is not only rude, but ends up kidnapping a rare Aquinder, Kirja, a type of dragon with whom Nebbeker shares a bond Silver discovers that she herself has a bond with Kirja s offspring, whom she names Hiyyan Her only hope to regain Kirja lies in legalities, and if she can enter and race Hiyyan in the competition, she can claim Hiyyan and also ask the queen to restore Kirja to Nebbeker This is, of course, a vast undertaking, but with the help of Brajon as well as a Calidian servant girl, she manages to hold her own in the competition Strengths This has a lot of action and adventure, with not only the dragon racing but also a journey through caverns, battling the evil Wonder, and surviving in the big city Brajon and Silver get along nicely, and Nebbeker is an interesting character as well Plus, of course, being bonded with a dragon Weaknesses The world building on this was weak for me Not only was it not a well defined place even though there were some details that lead me to believe there should be one , but the background seemed lacking Maybe we will getdetails as the series continues On a purely personal level, I m never a fan of the follow your dream no matter how misguided it may be plot line I was a Latin teacher, after all And I m not now I should have known that was a bad idea What I really think I will purchase this to keep up with the newly arisen demand for dragon books like Tui Sutherland s Wings of Fire series 3.25 5 C tait vraiment une chouette histoire que je recommande aux enfants et aux jeunes ados J ai beaucoup aim l intrigue et a se lit tr s rapidement Le c t jeunesse ressort surtout par les actions qui se r solvent hyper rapidement J avoue que a m a quand m me d rang.Je n ai pas non plus trop aim que Silver ne conna t rien aux dressages de dragons et que en 2 secondes, elle devient la meilleureMais dans l ensemble c est une bonne histoire sans prise de t te J ai le tome 2 dans ma 3.25 5 C tait vraiment une chouette histoire que je recommande aux enfants et aux jeunes ados J ai beaucoup aim l intrigue et a se lit tr s rapidement Le c t jeunesse ressort surtout par les actions qui se r solvent hyper rapidement J avoue que a m a quand m me d rang.Je n ai pas non plus trop aim que Silver ne conna t rien aux dressages de dragons et que en 2 secondes, elle devient la meilleureMais dans l ensemble c est une bonne histoire sans prise de t te J ai le tome 2 dans ma PAL, je vais le lire galement ce mois et je ferais un avis global sur les 2 tomes Bonding with a dragon, racing through an obstacle course on dragon back, and a desert world with a foreign culture The book had all those qualities andAt first, I found Silver to be a impetuous, short sighted girl, and her eagerness to get herself into trouble really annoyed me Halfway through the book, however, Silver s growing responsibilities unfamiliarity with the capital city turned her a bitcautious She s always full of energy, which helps her out in very sticky moments Bonding with a dragon, racing through an obstacle course on dragon back, and a desert world with a foreign culture The book had all those qualities andAt first, I found Silver to be a impetuous, short sighted girl, and her eagerness to get herself into trouble really annoyed me Halfway through the book, however, Silver s growing responsibilities unfamiliarity with the capital city turned her a bitcautious She s always full of energy, which helps her out in very sticky moments I enjoyed how Silver had to choose between her desires and her responsibilities The dragons sound wonderful, and there are some great characters that help Silver out Her hometown sounds fascinating a desert city populated by artists, and her own amazing family.I didn t connect with the MC, so this book wasn t my favorite, but I m sure others will enjoy it It was a very creative work.I received a copy in exchange for an honest review This was a cute story, and reminded me of Christopher Paolini s Eragon While I found it hard to stay focused on this book it was clearly not meant for my age group , it was a quick and easy read and I can see many children really enjoying it Silver Batal and the Water Dragon Races, as you can imagine, follows the adventures of a thirteen year old girl named Silver Batal Though she has spent her entire life being trained by her father to be a jeweler, Silver s true passion lies in racing wate This was a cute story, and reminded me of Christopher Paolini s Eragon While I found it hard to stay focused on this book it was clearly not meant for my age group , it was a quick and easy read and I can see many children really enjoying it Silver Batal and the Water Dragon Races, as you can imagine, follows the adventures of a thirteen year old girl named Silver Batal Though she has spent her entire life being trained by her father to be a jeweler, Silver s true passion lies in racing water dragons Unfortunately, Silver and her family live in the middle of a vast desert, meaning Silver has very little chance of even seeing a water dragon, much less racing one This changes when Silver s elderly friend, Nebekker, introduces her to a rare baby dragon named Hiyyan When Hiyyan s mother Kirja and Nebekker s bonded dragon is kidnapped, it is up to Silver and her cousin Brajon to brave the big city to get her back The two are led on an epic adventure that will test them in many ways, while also giving Silver the chance to finally live her dream and become a water dragon racer This book had some issues I ll get to those later , but overall I thought it was very cute and appealing to middle grade readers As I said before, the plot feels very similar to Eragon, with a wayward teen bonding with an extremely rare dragon and going on an epic adventure Unlike Eragon, however, this book is an incredibly easy read The writing style is simple but engaging, and there are no made up words or languages for the reader to memorize This is a book I would easily recommend to a reluctant reader, especially one who enjoys series like Wings of Fire, as I think it has a lot of appeal to fans of fantasy and dragons I ll admit that I rarely read middle grade, as I tend to enjoy YAWhere middle grade is extremely tame and generally inoffensive, I enjoy YA for its ability to push boundaries and take risks, covering topics that many adult and children s authors are often hesitant to tackle Silver Batal, though not a bad book, falls into this category of being harmless and inoffensive There is absolutely no cursing, sexual content, or real violence some of the dragons get wounded, but that s about it , and the story focuses muchon friendship and learning to be true to oneself than anything else This obviously isn t a bad thing, but it made for a rather uninteresting read for me To a middle schooler obsessed with dragons, however, I could easily see this being their favorite book, if only because the premise is so cool If I had picked up this book in middle school myself, I think I would ve really enjoyed it as well, but it didn t quite capture my attention as much as an adult.One thing I loved was that the front and back inside covers of this book featured pictures of some of the dragons mentioned in the story The downside to this, however, is that it doesn t show all of the species, and the book is also lacking a map Any time I m reading fantasy that name drops certain city names or landmarks, I expect there to be a map so that I can follow along with the characters as I read It is, unfortunately, one of my pet peeves when it comes to fantasy, and this book had that issue Of course, this is only the first book in a series, so there might be maps and different dragons in future installments, but for now I remain a tad disappointed I will say, however, that the art featured in this book is gorgeous, from the cover to the black and white illustration in the back I would love to seeof this beautiful artwork, as I think it helped spark my initial interest in picking this title up for ROYAL And now I have to discuss my one major issue with this book Silver herself Though she is written realistically for a naive, impulsive thirteen year old girl, I found myself getting a little frustrated with Silver throughout the story First, she steals from her father before going on her adventure, and never once apologizes to her family for doing so I understand that her father was less than supportive of her desire to race water dragons, but I don t think this justified Silver stealing precious jewels from him She later gets really indignant and defensive when jewel thief posters are put up, insisting that she s not a thief, but she literally is It frustrates me that she never really takes ownership of this, and there are never really any consequences for doing so.Another thing about Silver that annoys me is that she seems to be very selfish at times, worryingabout her own desires and what she wants than what those around her want One example is Brajon though he wants to stay put in their hometown, Silver seems to bully him about this a little bit, guilting him into coming with her anyways She then gets annoyed with him over little things throughout the story, including disappearing briefly in the city he was trying to help her and being afraid to fly on Hiyyan Though this is remedied at the end when she lets him remain home, Silver never really apologizes for this behavior, and there are once again no consequences for this The same thing happens later when she pushes Hiyyan too far, and while she does learn from it and apologize this time, her attitude still left me feeling icky and annoyed Again, she s meant to be a very flawed thirteen year old with a lot to learn, but I worry that the lack of real consequences for her actions might be modeling bad behavior in younger readers Aside from Silver, however, I really enjoyed the rest of this book I thought it was really cool that the author who is herself Lebanese American worked in some aspects of Middle Eastern culture, such as fashion headscarves and caftans and the desert setting While I admit that I know very little of Lebanese culture, it was neat to see a small piece of another culture woven into a fantasy, as this is good representation for those who might not otherwise be exposed to cultures different than their own I can always appreciate diversity in a story, especially a fantasy story.I also really enjoyed the relationships in this book, from Silver and her dragon to her friendship with Brajon and Nebekker I also loved what seemed to be a hinted future romance between Silver and Ferdi, as I think they re really cute and had great chemistry I also liked how this book gave a subtle warning to young teens about putting their heroes on a pedestal, as Silver s hero Sagittaria Wonder turns out to be a cruel and manipulative bully Silver s behavior throughout the book might actually be hinting at the fact that she could turn into Sagittaria if she s not careful, which helps justify the author s writing choices throughout the story I still worry that some readers might not understand this comparison, but I can at least recognize that some of Silver s bad choices have a rhyme and reason within the story Overall, I enjoyed this book, and think it would be a great choice for any young fans of dragons or fantasy I would especially recommend it to fans of Wings of Fire, How to Train Your Dragon, and Eragon, as I think this story is in the same vein as the other two Better yet, it s going to be a series, giving readers an opportunity to dive into a new series while they wait for others to update This book is also good for reluctant readers and those with restrictive parents, as the language is easy to follow and extremely inoffensive I would feel comfortable with an elementary schooler reading this, as I didn t come across anything offensive or controversial in the book While it wasn t exactly an instant obsession for me, I recognize that I am not the target audience for this book I believe middle grade readers will really enjoy this story, however, and will gladly add it to my library s collection and recommend it to them in the future Abandon 207 pages.De ce que j ai lu j ai trouv a d un long et je m ennuyais ferme Je pense avoir assez lu pour me faire une id e donc sans regret je m arr te l. Sympathique malgr quelques longueurs J ai beaucoup plus appr ci la seconde moiti Parfait pour les enfants qui ont aim les Royaumes de. Silver S Dreams Of Becoming A Legendary Water Dragon Racer Come True When She Befriends A Raredragon That Can Swim And FlyThirteen Year Old Silver Batal Calls The Desert Home, But Her Heart Belongs To The Waters Although She Sexpected To Become A Jeweler Like Her Father, Silver Harbors A Secret And Forbidden Wish To Race Waterdragons Destiny Comes Calling When Her Friendship With A Mysterious Old Woman Leads Her To Hiyyan, Ababy Dragon That Can Swim And FlyRisking Everything, Silver, Hiyyan, And Her Resourceful Cousin Brajon Set Off Across The Desert To Join Thelegendary Races In The Royal City But The Road To Calidia Is Filled With Danger, And The Trio Must Bandtogether As They Encounter Ferocious Cave Beasts, Clever Desert Foxes, And Cutthroat CompetitionSet In A Vivid, Arab Inspired World Filled With Friendly And Fearsome Water Dragons, KD Halbrook Smiddle Grade Fantasy Adventure Is Perfect For Fans Of Tui T Sutherland, Sayantani DasGupta, And RoshaniChokshi


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