Bentwhistle the Dragon in A Threat from the Past - Paul Cude
Bentwhistle the Dragon in a Threat from the Past by Paul Cude is quite simply a magnificent fantasy adventure for all the family. Imagine an author clever enough to blend elements of classics such as Journey to the Centre of the Earth - Harry Potter books - Hobbit - and you have Paul Cude.
The author has reinvented our world where humans exist on the surface as one would expect. But beneath that surface live dragons in vast caverns connected by tunnels that lead to the surface. They are highly developed and can travel at incredible speeds. These dragons can alter their shape and become humanoid in appearance and by doing so look after us, nurturing us in ways we would never fathom. The history of these two worlds combined is so lovingly displayed by Paul who obviously is young at heart. This reader especially enjoyed the retelling of George and the Dragon.
But everything is about to change when a devious dragon plots to destroy this beautiful relationship and only Peter Bentwhistle and his young friends Richie and Tank can see what's going on. These three brave dragons must stop the threat from the past to save our present.
The characters are well fleshed out and the action descriptions are richly embellished, especially the dragons' underworld which is quite breathtaking. This brilliant novel ranks up there with Jules Verne and JRR Tolkein and would perfectly fit next to those books on any bookshelf.
A FIVE STAR family adventure for all ages and HIGHLY RECOMMENDED so get downloading for on of the best reads you'll ever have in this genre.