Legend of the Dragon Slayer

The Origin Story of Dragonwatch

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Pub Date May 04 2021 | Archive Date May 03 2021

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The beautifully illustrated edition of the origin story of Dragonwatch—the #1 New York Times best-selling series—is an extraordinary collaboration between writer Brandon Mull and series illustrator Brandon Dorman. This exclusive volume also features a never-before-published dragon slayer genealogy, a detailed map of the Kingdom of Selona, and more than fifty full-color illustrations.

In ancient times dragons were the ultimate threat to the rest of the mythical world. At the height of the Age of Dragons, it appeared that dragons might not only gain dominion over the magical races, but could potentially overrun the nonmagical world as well.

 A group of specially-trained dragon slayers called Dragonwatch banded together to stand against the dragons. Together, these dragon slayers confined the majority of them to dragon sanctuaries. Legend of the Dragon Slayer is the illustrated story of the very first dragon slayer who took to battle.

This epic legend comes to life with imaginatively rendered full-color illustrations. Powerful monsters have surrounded the Kingdom of Selona. A naïve and unlikely hero named Konrad, the cobbler’s son, accepts the king’s challenge to defeat the monsters: fierce yeti, a merciless vampire, a dangerous gorgon, and a deadly phoenix. Even still, Selona’s biggest threat will come from the Dragon, and it will take every ounce of wit and experience that Konrad’s acquired to stand a chance against such a formidable foe. 

 Legend of the Dragon Slayer is a stand-alone tale of valor, destiny, and magic sure to reward fantasy lovers.

The beautifully illustrated edition of the origin story of Dragonwatch—the #1 New York Times best-selling series—is an extraordinary collaboration between writer Brandon Mull and series illustrator...

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What a fun book! This is a collection of stories all about Konrad and how he grew into a dragon slayer in the kingdom of Selona. His adventures helped the kingdom expand by defeating the monsters that surrounded it.

Konrad really stepped up to the plate when nobody else would. He was a good defender (an even better storyteller) and a great hero to root for. His legacy established the Fair Folk of Fablehaven and that's how it all ties together. If you haven't read the Fablehaven/Dragonwatch series, you really should. It is fantasy at it's best and suitable for all ages and the perfect series to read aloud to younger children. This book has such beautiful illustrations! It is fun to see the story spring to life through the vibrant pictures. I wish I could show you the pictures!

I first obtained this book as an ebook for review and it was okay but I was so excited when I was offered a physical book for review as well. The book is beautiful from front to back cover and I loved being able to hold it in my hands. It's one of those kind of books and definitely one you want to add to your collection- especially if you own this series!

Content: mild peril

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I have been reading Brandon Mull’s books to or with our kids for a very long time. Honestly, now I just read them on my own. If you haven’t read any of his, I highly recommend that you start with the Fablehaven series. This book is an origin story of Dragonwatch. And it’s really great.

I love this hardcover book. It’s so pretty. The illustrator did an amazing job with the illustrations. And it’s a perfect addition to this series.

I loved getting to read the legend in full. This legend is referenced in the Dragonwatch books. But there’s really nothing like getting to read it.

I can’t wait to start reading all of these books with our youngest. That will probably come soon. I hope he enjoys them all as much as I do.

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As a much-loved author in my house of four boys, Brandon Mull books are always a must-read. Even though they've all read or listened to the origin story of Dragonwatch (originally chapter ten in Dragonwatch, Volume 4: Champion of the Titan Games) they were all excited to check out Brandon's latest, Legend of the Dragon Slayer. Illustrator Brandon Dorman, who always delivers fantastic artwork, does it again and the Brandons pair perfectly. Dorman created over fifty full-color illustrations to compliment the awesome story. Other additions to the book besides the illustrations (to the excitement of my boys) are a detailed map of the Selona Kingdom and dragon slayer genealogy to further immerse you in the world.

With plenty of adventure and bravery, we get to enjoy the story of the original Dragon Slayer. Many will relate to the unlikely yet inspiring hero. Fantasy fans won't be able to put this book down. It's also a perfect choice for a reluctant reader as the pictures and shorter length will help in addition to the compelling plot. As the masterful storyteller that he is, Mull grips your interest from beginning and holds on until the end.

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Loved this origin story about Konrad (who becomes the dragon slayer). The illustrations are incredible as well. Fans of the series will be so happy about this book!

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Brandon Mull is the author of some of my all time favorite books. I was thrilled with this series. Old and new characters that you cheer for.

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