Dragons of Crumbling castle as it gave me a chance to introduce my eldest daughter to all the fantasy that this clever man managed to imagine and produce.
Dragons have invaded Crumbling Casle, and all of King Arthur's knights are either on holiday or visiting their grannies.
It's a disaster!
Luckily there's a spare suit of armour and a small boy called Ralph who's willing to fill it. Together with Fortnight the Friday knight and Fossfiddle the wizard, Ralph sets out to defeat the fearsome fire-breathers.
But there's a teeny weeny surprise in store.
This book contains not one but fourteen stories. These tales are full of monsters, time travel and all round mayhem. Each story is relatively short and they are definitely written to make you laugh.
Combined with the hilarious illustrations this will get even the most reluctant reader interested but I'll leave it up to my daughter to tell you what she thought :
Dragons at Crumbling Castle was a delightful collection of stories. My favourite was Hunting thr Snorry because the Snorry is something no-one expected, a cold! My favourite characters were between Prince Edwo and his donkey who was once a prince too.
The funniest story was definitely The Great Speck by far. The bit about glace cherries made me laugh my head off (you have to read it). However the funniest moment was when a dragon came out of the castle and started talking about annoying neighbours. It was meant to be a dragon attack!!
I hae to say every story had some brilliant funny moments.
My final verdict, I loved it, I have to start collecting the books, I look forward to reading all of the discworld tales.
I'm really pleased the my daughter enjoyed the book and I will definitely be getting her more of Terry Pratchett's books, of course I'll be reading them too.
This story is suitable I would say for children aged around 7+ depending on their reading level but the wit and humour inside people to not only children but adults too.
Disclaimer : I was sent this book FOC for reviewing purposes however all thoughts and opinions are my own.