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Reviewed by K.C. Finn for Readers' Favorite
The Ruby Dragon of Nital is a short work of fantasy fiction penned for Middle-Grade readers by author Vik Walker and forms the fourth book in the Dragons of Nital series. Continuing the wild and mysterious adventures of Nathan the Dragon Guardian, this new adventure sees him come face to face with the forces of good and evil once again. Despite his numerous brushes with death, he has survived so far, but the threat of being trapped in a totally different dimension brings a new meaning to the word disaster. Added to this are the strange cat creatures and Nathan’s own mistakes, which he must now face and fix to continue his quest to hatch the next dragon egg.
Wacky and whimsical, this book has much to offer its pre-teen readership in terms of laughs, strange happenings, and magic and mayhem. It was easy enough to catch up on the previous events of the series, to jump in and enjoy this adventure, and author Vik Walker makes Nathan instantly relatable and likable as an everyday young hero. I liked the overarching fantasy themes of dragon lore, magic and destiny fulfillment, whilst also incorporating more modern science fiction themes like dimensional travel into the storyline to keep it relevant and exciting for the target demographic. The descriptions and action sequences were also well written and well paced, and though the story is quite short it fits everything in nicely without rushing through. The Ruby Dragon of Nital is an excellent addition to a really fun series.