Calling on Dragons by Patricia C. Wrede: Book Review

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Calling on Dragons, the third book in the Enchanted Forest Chronicles, keeps the good times, action, and laughs coming!

This book follows Morwen, the witch who lives in the Enchanted Forest with her nine cats, as she, Cimorene, and Telemain (along with a slew of others) discover that the wizards are wreaking still more havoc in the forest. Mendanbar’s magical sword has gone missing, and the comrades set out on a quest to track it down. A rabbit-turned-gigantic-donkey named Killer joins their troupe, and oh boy does Killer’s own little storyline go off the rails!

While Killer is annoying as all get-out, I think he is also one of my favorite characters. His whining and complaining–along with his out-of-control enchantments/side-effects of magic with which he wasn’t supposed to come into contact–is hilarious the whole way through.

The author branches out some from spoofing fairy tales and even touches on at least one well-known children’s song in this, which was just as well done and amusing as everything else on which she’s drawn. I love her creative, sometimes overly literal, and funny takes on all these existing stories.

The ending of this book was a perfect setup for the fourth and final book in the series…which I can’t wait to start! – Anne ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️


The third book in the Enchanted Forest Chronicles, Calling on Dragons, is a great example of when troubles keep stacking up – to great comedic effect!

One of my favorite things about this book, as a huge cat lover, is that we get to meet all of Morwen’s cats! We can actually hear what they have to say and it is wonderful. I love all of their unique personalities and they make quite the cast of characters. Morwen herself is one of my favorite characters in this entire series. I would love to sit down and have tea with Morwen!!

Killer is an extremely whiny, aggravating character. I think if I had to hang out with him in real life I’d be tearing my hair out. But it works well in the story! Killer is involved in a large part of the troubles that escalate in this book and I enjoyed witnessing everything that happens to him.

I thoroughly enjoyed this book and especially appreciated the ending. Wrede’s humor and writing style and characterization remains one of my favorites to read, even as an adult. – Jake ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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