Saturday, July 7, 2018

The Language of Spells by Garret Weyr

Title: The Language of Spells 
Author: Garret Wey

Grisha is a dragon in a world that's forgotten how to see him. Maggie is a unusual child who thinks she's perfectly ordinary. They're an unlikely duo—but magic, like friendship, is funny. Sometimes it chooses those who might not look so likely. And magic has chosen Grisha and Maggie to solve the darkest mystery in Vienna. Decades ago, when World War II broke out, someone decided that there were too many dragons for all of them to be free. As they investigate, Grisha and Maggie ask the question everyone's forgotten: Where have the missing dragons gone? And is there a way to save them? At once richly magical and tragically historical, The Language of Spells is a novel full of adventure about remembering old stories, forging new ones, and the transformative power of friendship.

The Language of Spells it's a tale of dragons. The main characters are Maggie, an eleven-year-old human and Grisha a young dragon.

Grisha was taken from his home at a young age by a sorcerer. He was turned into a teapot for decades until his current owner figured out a way to release him. He is told that all the Dragons are flying to Germany. Grish leaves for Germany right away. But Dragons are not free. They all have to register and are assigned a job under the close supervision of the guards. Some dragons have disappeared too. They were separated from family and friends. Some, not to be seen again.

When Grisha meets Maggie, they become fast friends. Grisha starts remembering things thanks to Maggie and they both will embark on a quest to save all the dragons.

Sadly, I will say this novel didn't keep my attention.  The ending was not what I was hoping for. The resolution of the conflict was way too easy.

I was hoping for so much more.

Thank you Netgalley and Chronicle Books for my providing me with a copy of the Language of Spells by Garret Weyr.

2/5 Fangs

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