The Legend: Revealed

The Legend of The Dragon Child Book 2

Children - Fantasy/Sci-Fi
240 Pages
Reviewed on 12/28/2018
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Author Biography

Cheryl Rush Cowperthwait's debut novel, The Legend of the Dragon Child, sets this series in motion. Book Two of the series, The Legend: Revealed continues the story with many of the same characters while introducing new worlds and characters to bring you on an exciting adventure.

She has completed Book Three of the series, which is titled, Zelspar and The Magicians, which is a wonderful combination of myths, magic and Dragons, It is scheduled for release in the early part of 2019
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Currently she is at work on two more fantasy books. One is geared towards the young adult while the other is for the young or young at heart featuring a fiesty fairy who is destined to capture the heart.

    Book Review

Reviewed by K.C. Finn for Readers' Favorite

The Legend: Revealed is a work of fantasy fiction written for children by author Cheryl Rush Cowperthwait. It forms the second book in the Legend of the Dragon Child series after the novel which gives the series its name. In book one, Kaida discovered her destiny as the Dragon Child due to her prominent mark and the legend which surrounds it. Now, in book two, Kaida’s tenuous links to the people of Urthe and the dragon society have her caught in the crossfire of two worlds which don’t understand one another. She is the link between them, the path to peace, but her dragon family fears that she will face too many dangers on the road to fulfilling her purpose.

It’s wonderful to see a talented author bringing remnants of classic fantasy into modern children’s fiction, for example the traditional names of the Dragons and the quest-style plot of the novel as a whole. Cheryl Rush Cowperthwait really knows how to write cleanly to convey the story to her middle grade audience, whilst at the same time giving a solid world and lore that has its own logic, as well as vivid details that make Kaida and her two worlds leap off the page for readers. I believe this is a book that both adults and children can enjoy together, a solid and exciting mid-point to a series which promises much more beyond it. I’d highly recommend The Legend: Revealed as a perfect starter novel (and series) to get your youngsters into the fantasy genre.

Ray Simmons

For those television fans who have fallen in love with Daenerys Stormborn, the mother of dragons in HBO’s Game of Thrones, here is a fantasy series and a heroine you will love just as much, if not more. Daenerys is the mother of dragons. She was given three dragon eggs and she caused them to hatch into live dragons. Kaida, the Dragon Child of The Legend: Revealed by Cheryl Rush Cowperthwait, is in many ways the opposite of her Game of Thrones counterpart. She is a human child whose birth is aided by dragons when her mother dies in childbirth. In many ways that is where the similarities between the television show and the book by Cheryl Rush Cowperthwait end. Game of Thrones is very much a story of humans, while The Legend: Revealed is the story of dragons. I like this story of dragons more. It is full of magic, dragons, catastrophic events, and love.

Kaida is raised by dragons so her personality is a bit peculiar by human standards. She has some special abilities like magic and the ability to communicate with animals. So along with dragon friends and family, she is also protected and loved by Sigrunn and Tyrianua, a couple of white wolves that have been with her since they were pups. These non-human characters are one of the best aspects of the story in my opinion. Kaida is a child of prophecy and has a big role to play in the time of great change that has already started. This prophecy is what propels the plot forward and the writing of Cheryl Rush Cowperthwait keeps the suspense and drama going. A great book for young readers, especially young girls.

Justine Reyes

The Legend: Revealed by Cheryl Rush Cowperthwait is a high fantasy novel. This is the second book in Cowperthwait's The Legend of the Dragon Child series. The story revolves around the Dragon Child, Kaida, and among many others, Zlemtec, Kaida's dragon friend. At the beginning of The Legend: Revealed, Kaida is cut off from her friends and allies, and she is made to live and survive mostly on her own until she can reunite with them.

To begin with, because The Legend: Revealed is the second novel in a high fantasy series, it is more than likely new readers will get a bit lost, and may be a little intimidated by the overload of information and the richness of Cowperthwait's story. I suggest reading the first book before jumping into The Legend: Revealed. Regardless, I am used to high fantasy novels and fantasy in general so I was able to grasp most things, especially because of the prologue.

Without giving any spoilers away, I will say that I enjoyed reading through The Legend: Revealed, mainly due to Cowperthwait's very polished writing. I was able to envision Kaida's story and, as I read on, I felt transported with every word that seamlessly flowed. "The ground they walked upon was thick blue-green moss, which cushioned each step and sprung back as their foot moved to another spot." I highly recommend fans of fantasy to give Cowperthwait's series a try. Emotions will be rattled, but the promise of action, suspense, and adventure await.

Susanne Nelson

This author has proven she is a major story teller and weaver of magic. These dragons and their wonderful child, Kaida, take us on more adventures filled with excitement. I would suggest reading the first book first and then enjoy this one and get ready for the next book in this wonderful series.