[Book Review] Dragons at Crumbling Castle

Dragons at Crumbling Castle / Terry Pratchett

I know Terry Pratchett from his Discworld series and  his work with Neil Gaiman in American Gods.  I love his wit and satire, and while I have not read much of his work for younger audiences, his Discworld books are often delegated to YA due to their lack of explicit sex or violence, as well as  probably due to their tendency to seem frivolous.

If you are familiar with Pratchett's writing, Dragons at Crumbling Castle is a delightful collection of short stories that is exactly what you'd expect of children's tales written by Pratchett.

For those not familiar with Prachett's work, Dragons at Crumbling Castle is a collection of whimsical tales that may have a thin layer of satire of the world we live in.  The stories contain a touch of the absurd, similar to the work of Roald Dahl, only with less cruelty by the antagonists.

Overall, a highly enjoyable read.

Advanced Reader Copy copy courtesy of Netgalley; differences may exist between uncorrected galley text and the final edition.

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