BOOK REVIEW: Traegonia: The Ember Rune by K. S. Krueger as seen on Creating Childhood Memories One Day at A Time

Traegonia:  The Ember Rune is Book Two of the Traegoina series and is a Young Reader Fantasy Adventure Fiction.
The story continues with Dino, Juna and Karia almost a year after their first encounter in Traegonia:  The Sunbow Prophecy.  (you can read my review here.)  The three have adjusted nicely from the previous years mishaps; each coming into their own as they explore their forest and continue to bond.
When Dino’s parents announce a family vacation to California for a week, the two Traegon’s feel the need to travel with Dino.  Karia has been having strange dreams about fire that has her worried and Juna has always wanted to see the mountains.  Between the three of them, they come up with a plan that will enable them to travel to California.
After a few narrow mishaps on the journey, they arrive safely and begin to explore their new surroundings.  When the three of them meet Jade, Autumn and Fletch, their vacation is about to take on more than they can handle.  Karia is still acting unlike herself as she spends more time alone trying to decipher her dreams and Dino is excited to be able to share his stories with others of like mind.
During their quest, the three begin to realize what is at stake when Karia’s dreams begin to unfold.  Will the children have the courage to do what is needed or will they fail the Ember Rune?
I cannot say enough good things about this series, it is fantastic!!  I love how the author writes the tale of the Traegons, the world and character building is phenomenal and you cannot help but feel captivated by the events unfolding.  The passages will make you laugh and cry as you peruse the situations that the three find themselves in.  The airplane trip was nerve-wracking as well as hilarious to read and I couldn’t put the book down until I knew the outcome.  There are many instances throughout the book in which you will find yourself quickly turning the pages in order to keep up with the events.
I love Dino and think he is an amazing child, his depth and breadth of himself and his surroundings is remarkable and many children could take lessons from his moral tenets.  The underlying message concerning the environment and how we are the caretakers is written in such a subtle way, you don’t realize your being reprimanded for not doing your part.  There are many life lessons to be learned from Dino and his friends.
I would give Traegonia:  The Ember Rune a five out of five stars.  This book delivers fun, excitement, chaos and dilemmas, all designed to keep the reader moving forward and you will want to.  From beginning to end this book is full of entertainment and is a must have series to have in any library.  I cannot wait to see the next adventure…very excited to read more and K.S. Krueger has the ability to make you fall in love with her words, her characters and their lives.


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