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Feb 22 2018

The wizards of once by Cressida Cowell

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Hodder Children's Books, 2017. ISBN 9781444939576
(Age: 10+) A wizard with no magic and a warrior with magic get stuck in a big mess. Can a wizard and a warrior be friends and get out alive?
This story is make-believe but the story is so intense it feels like you are the characters. The characters are Xar a wizard (with no magic) and Wish a warrior princess (who has magic). These characters entwine in an adventure that neither of them or their friends will forget.
The settings are the bad woods, the wizard camp and the warrior fortress.
The story has a few plots entwined together to make this story. The theme for this story is fantasy and being friends with the enemy.
I recommend this book to 10+ boys and girls. Also if you have enjoyed this book you might like How to train your dragon because it's the same author and if you have read How to train your dragon you might like this book.
Grace Colliver, Year 6

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