Thursday, January 20, 2011
The Basilisk's Lair by R. L. LaFevers
Book two in the Nathaniel Fludd Beastologist series reminds me of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. Sort of. At least the parts about the basilisk and in the Chamber with the basilisk. This could however be a draw for young readers. Nate and Aunt Phil need to capture and return an escaped basilisk to it's lair or if need be kill it. As a student of beastology Nate is along for the ride and observation but his knowledge and bravery helps their mission succeed. Nate is an intelligent boy who uses his resources wisely. The book is exciting and full of adventure in foreign countries. Book three is set up in the ending to two. There is a very helpful glossary in the back of the book. Recommended for fans of fantasy and adventure in grades for grades 3-5.
Posted by Mrs. Katz at 3:28 PM