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Space Dragons

Space Dragons by Robin Bennett

If Stan Pollux had known he would be spending his summer holidays in the outer reaches of our solar system, he would have put on different underpants.

But when he gets kidnapped by the Planet Dragon Mercury, most things suddenly seem small and insignificant. Stan finds himself in a universe of dragons who had once ruled the skies as gods: Mars, Venus, Saturn and even Uranus way out back. This is shaping up to be the best summer holiday in the history of the cosmos until Stan discovers his stupid sister is missing and that Pluto (AKA Hades) is trying to use her to destroy the Solar System. And it will be all Stan’s fault if he doesn’t get Poppy back.

So, all Stan has to do is learn how to fight like a hero in space armour, defeat the dragon god of the Underworld, Hades, rescue his sister and save the world. All before his parents realise she is missing.

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About Robin Bennett

Robin Bennett is an author and entrepreneur who has written several books for children, adults, and everything in between. Listed in the Who’s Who of British Business Excellence at 29, his 2016 documentary “Fantastic Britain”, about the British obsession with fantasy and folklore, won best foreign feature at the Hollywood International Independent Documentary Awards, and his first book for young adults, Picus the Thief, won the Writer’s News Indie Published Book of the Year Award in 2012. Robin is also a director at Firefly Press

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My Review

5 Stars

Stan Pollux has got a lot on his plate and when his little sister, Poppy breaks his telescope he about snaps. But when he looks through his telescope he sees something impossible. The next day he wants to verify what he sees and ends up being kidnapped. Poppy sees her brother disappear and wants to help him and ends up being kidnapped too, but not by the same dragons. The Space Dragons need Stan’s help to save the universe and he is going to need their help to save his sister.

Stan has his hands full with a bully from school, a father that is gone a lot working, and his annoying little sister. But once he gets kidnapped he learns that he has had contact with the Particle of Light. I loved how the dragons were based from Greek and Roman mythology but also relate to the planets. I also have to admit that for being five years old Poppy is very spunky and I loved how she kept Hades on his toes.

This is a wonderful mid grade read that I think will delight any child to adult. It has many topics that can help children that miss their parents, deal with bullies, and cope with younger siblings. I loved all the mythology and astronomy that is in the book. It’s a great introduction to all of these sciences. It’s definitely one to add to your shelves.

I received a complimentary copy of this book. I voluntarily chose to read and post an honest review.

 

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It’s Murder My Son

Book Details:

Book Title: It’s Murder My Son by Lauren Carr
Series: A Mac Faraday Mystery (Book 1)
Category: Adult fiction, 288 pages
Genre: Murder Mystery
Publisher: Lauren Carr
Release date: June 23, 2010
Tour dates: May 1 – June 28, 2019
Content Rating: PG (It’s a murder mystery and there is mild violence. Very mild swearing no F-bombs. No on-stage sex scenes.)

Book Description:

What started out as the worst day of Mac Faraday’s life would end up being a new beginning. After a messy divorce hearing, the last person that Mac wanted to see was another lawyer. Yet, this lawyer wore the expression of a child bursting to tell his secret. This confidence would reveal Mac as heir to undreamed of fortunes, and lead him to the birthplace of America’s Queen of Mystery and an investigation that will unfold like one of her famous mystery novels.

Soon after she moves to Deep Creek Lake, Maryland, Katrina Singleton learns that life in an exclusive community is not all good. For some unknown reason, a strange man calling himself “Pay Back” begins stalking her. When Katrina is found strangled all evidence points to her terrorist, who is nowhere to be found.

Three months later, the file on her murder is still open when Mac Faraday, sole heir to his unknown birth mother’s home and fortune, moves into the estate next door. Little does he know as he drives up to Spencer Manor that he is driving into a closed gate community that is hiding more suspicious deaths than his DC workload as a homicide detective. With the help of his late mother’s journal, this retired cop puts all his detective skills to work to pick up where the local investigators have left off to follow the clues to Katrina’s executer.

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Meet the Author:
Lauren Carr is the international best-selling author of the Mac Faraday, Lovers in Crime, and Thorny Rose Mysteries—over twenty titles across three fast-paced mystery series filled with twists and turns!Now, Lauren has added one more hit series to her list with the Chris Matheson Cold Case Mysteries. Set in the quaint West Virginia town of Harpers Ferry, Ice introduces Chris Matheson, a retired FBI agent, who joins forces with other law enforcement retirees to heat up those cold cases that keep them up at night.Book reviewers and readers alike rave about how Lauren Carr’s seamlessly crosses genres to include mystery, suspense, crime fiction, police procedurals, romance, and humor.

Lauren is a popular speaker who has made appearances at schools, youth groups, and on author panels at conventions. She lives with her husband, and three dogs on a mountain in Harpers Ferry, WV.

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My Review
5 Stars

Mac Faraday has just hit rock bottom as he comes out of his divorce hearing. But things are looking up. It seems that he is the son of America’s Queen of Mystery, Robin Spencer and he has inherited her fortune. Mac retires to his new home in Spencer, Maryland but finds this his new neighborhood has a murder in it and he just has to stick his nose into the case to help out.

Katrina Singleton is rich and single. She made her living in movies and has now found that staying young looking is harder than she thought. Then someone calling themselves Pay Back starts stalking her. Could it be her ex that took off? What about the local author that seems to think he is the cat’s meow?

I have loved the Mac Faraday series since I started reading a while ago. When I had an opportunity to see how everything started I just had to jump at the offer. Mac may have just gotten the break of a lifetime with his inheritance, even if you consider Gnarly part of that inheritance, but he is still a cop at heart and can’t let the murder of Karina Singleton go unsolved.

I love the introduction to everyone and connecting the current to the beginning. Of course you have an amazing mystery that will keep you guessing right up to the end. This is a great series that you can skip around in but what better way to enjoy it than to read it in order. I also have to say that Mike Alger is the voice of Mac Faraday. He is an amazing narrator!

I received a complimentary copy of this book. I voluntarily chose to read and post an honest review.

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