As I promised yesterday, here are more reading suggestions. The first two are by my son Finn, and the last is by me.
The Inkheart Trilogy (Cornelia Funke): Inkheart, Inkspell, Inkdeath
A trilogy in which some people have the ability to read writing into reality, the Ink books tell the tale of a young girl, her family and friends, as they experience adventure and battle in both this world and the Ink world, where life and death can be controlled with a few words. I recommend this fascinating, suspenseful trilogy for ages 11 to 12 and up.
The Inheritance Cycle (Christopher Paolini): Eragon, Eldest, Brisingr, Inheritance
The Inheritance Cycle follows the adventures of Eragon, a boy that finds a dragon egg and becomes a Dragon Rider, making him part of an Order that has been nearly dead for many decades. As he travels and battles his way through Alagaësia, Eragon discovers secrets about his past and comes across many strange creatures, some benevolent, some malevolent. With plenty of action and magic, this series is one of my personal favorites and I recommend it for ages twelve and up.
Dragon Rider (Cornelia Funke)
If you enjoy fantasy stories about dragon riders, here is one suited for younger readers. Cornelia Funke is one of my favorite children’s authors, maybe because she is German. 🙂 Maybe because she is just really creative. I read the German version to Finn a while ago. A young, homeless boy, named Ben sets out on a quest to take dragon to find a mythical dragon paradise, where dragons can be safe from human destruction. I recommend this for ages 9 and up.
Hope this keeps you busy reading through the summer.
Have a great weekend!