Dragon Boy

This is not a story about a dragon who wasn’t always a dragon, or was he...

Children - Fantasy/Sci-Fi
76 Pages
Reviewed on 06/03/2019
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Author Biography

Jim Murdoch has been self-publishing since his debut novel, Pursuit, was launched in 2013. Since then he has published a number of fiction books in the metaphysical / visionary genre.
Dragon Boy came as inspiration after being prompted to write books for children. The story encourages the use of imagination to create the world we desire.
He aims to brings out more such fiction stories both for children and the older reader.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Stephen Fisher for Readers' Favorite

Dragon Boy by James Murdoch begins with 10-year-old Eric. It's not that he does not like school, but he does like dragons. When his attention wavers during class, he daydreams that he is soaring into the skies as a dragon. When Eric wakes from his brief daydream, his excited recollection of his experience is met with ridicule from his classmates. His classmate and new friend Enya also shares his passion for becoming a dragon in the day dream world. She helps him to understand that time spent in the dream world passes much more quickly than it does in the real world, where time is just suspended. The two of them have many splendid adventures, and even meet a friendly old woman that lives in a nice cottage. Then one day Eric's mother becomes ill, and she is admitted into the hospital. Eric and Enya enter the dream world and want to know if the old woman might be able to help. When they can't find her, they begin searching to see if they can find a book with a possible cure.

James Murdoch does an absolutely outstanding job of moving this story along. His descriptions of what Eric and Enya experience paint vivid images in the reader's mind, along with some exquisite pen and ink drawings with a splash of smudged watercolor. The author writes so that children of all ages may understand and visualize this marvelously told story. When Eric's mother becomes ill, James Murdoch was able to switch gears and allow the reader to empathize with Eric and his father. Dragon Boy has many surprises and revelations that keep the reader in suspense. The pages turn rapidly as the story reaches its climax, and even then James Murdoch continues to surprise you. I was entertained on all levels. I highly recommend this story with two thumbs up!