Roses in the Dragon's Den

Children - Fantasy/Sci-Fi
360 Pages
Reviewed on 02/06/2020
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Author Biography

Jacob Devlin is the author of ROSES IN THE DRAGON'S DEN and several books within a shared universe. He believes it's especially important for Latinx readers to have the opportunity to see themselves as the heroes in fantasy so they can be empowered to be heroes in the world! He has a love of dragons and movies, and if he's not reading, writing, or working on his degree, he's probably in disguise at a comic book convention. He enjoys most of these things in southern Arizona.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Lit Amri for Readers' Favorite

Twelve-year-old twins Karina and Charlie Rosas are on a trip to Switzerland with their famous survivalist uncle, Diego Rosas, when their train mysteriously derails. They find themselves in a strange world, prompting them to find the nearest help. Unfortunately, a ferocious dragon appears, snatches Uncle Diego up, and flies away. Afraid but determined, the twins decide to rescue their uncle with the help of a dwarf, Zid, and a pirate, Captain Niraya Storm of the Red Hood. The task, however, is not easy. Other than the deadly dragon, they have to face a Kraken, werewolves, ghosts and other fantastical creatures that one can imagine. It's an impossible rescue mission that could end their lives. How will they fare? Roses in the Dragon's Den is an exciting children's fantasy adventure by Jacob Devlin.

Filled with adrenaline-pumping and heroic moments, Roses in the Dragon's Den hits all the right notes with spunky characters and a fascinating but dangerous world. The plot is well-paced and has great surprising twists. Family bonds is a strong theme that resonates in chapter after chapter. Alternating the POVs between Karina, Charlie, and Diego is deftly done, easily giving readers the chance to relate to the protagonists. The twins are easy to root for even though they let their emotions get the better of them at times. I gravitated towards Captain Niraya Storm instantly, the fearless and intelligent pirate who becomes the twins' protector during their journey. Simply put, this is an entertaining story by Jacob Devlin that has charm, a great sense of wonder and adventure for its readers.

Maira Garcia

Loved, loved, loved the book!! It was full of adventure and I truly felt like I was in a brand new world!


Jacob is such a talented writer!


I enjoyed this book so much! Adventure, fairy lands, and family bonds. Highly recommended!

Great Writer

Jacob's stories are wonderful! Looking forward to this one, looks epic! And I'm loving the character's name!


This book goes thru the adventures of two siblings who are determined to find their uncle after an unfortunate event. The chapters alternate between the two siblings' perspectives, and it gives a lot of fun dialogue and descriptions throughout. I could barely put the book down, and was pulled into what happens next and next... I highly recommend for a fantasy genre lover!