One of the interesting things about is that I am a fantasy nerd. I love all kinds of fantasy and love magical creatures. So I was happy to get started on second book The Five Kingdoms Series called Henrietta and the Dragon Stone: A Young Adult Epic Fantasy Novel (The Five Kingdom Series) (Volume 2) by Beth Barany. For those that didn’t get to read the first book, Henrietta the Dragon Slayer I have a review on the book here (link). Check it out the book and read the book afterwards and come back to this post. For those are ready to jump into the next book keep on reading.
The book, Henrietta and the Dragon Stone brings us back to where we left off from the last book Henrietta claiming the Dragon Stone, Dracontias and exposing the sorcerer who has been posing as King Singfan of the Oro Islands. In the story, Jaxter takes the throne and is no longer the jester but a king. In the story, Jaxter asks Henrietta to help deliver an urgent message to King Matias of the kingdom of Bleuve. King Matias and Henrietta have a history and Henrietta vowed to never return but after hearing the risks of what happens if she doesn’t deliver the message she agrees. So Henrietta and Franc go on quest to the Kingdom of Bleuve and also Henrietta must go to her home to save her mentor Master Chen as well.
In the story we are embrace with more dangers, and sword fighting that we all come to love from the first story. The story also lets you learn more about Henriette’s dark past and history with the King Matias. This is one of her major obstacles but also must protect herself and her friends from a hidden force that would stop at nothing to regain the Dragon’s Stone.
The story isn’t short on fast past action but also has its dearest moments. You go from seeing both Henriette and Franc’s hard sides but also their softer areas. I also like seeing their relationship develop throughout the story and being in tuned with the world of Henrietta’s. The only thing that I missed about the book was the fact that my other favorite characters like Jaxter and Paulette didn’t get to be in the adventure but hopefully they will return soon. Other than that I can’t wait to read the next book in the series. For those are interested in reading the book the link is below and as always keep on reading.