Wednesday 15 July 2015

Dragons at Crumbling Castle Book Review

dragons at crumbling castle
Terry Pratchett is a well known author who sadly passed away earlier this year, his books are loved worldwide and I was really pleased when I was given the chance to review 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.


  1. *whispers* I have never read any Terry Pratchett! After reading your review this sounds like a book that both my daughter and I would enjoy. Thank you for sharing :)

  2. Like Catherina I've never read Terry Pratchett either, but have heard good things about his book! #readwithme

  3. What a great sounding book....I like it has lots of stories in it.
    I have never read any Terry Pratchett either. I shall hang my head in shame....hehehe

  4. I've never read any Pratchett either - despite the fact he lived up the road! I might have a look at this one though as I like the idea of shorter stories! #readwithme

  5. My other half enjoys Pratchett books. I did try one once many years ago but didn't really get into it. But may have been the circumstances. I was reading it out loud to a relative in a coma, who never recovered and died. Perhaps I should get one for son1 and try it myself too.

  6. This sounds delightful. I love Pratchett, but mainly his early work. From his recent stuff, I tend to prefer his children's books (Loved The Amazing Maurice).

  7. Ooh, I'm going to get this for my daughter, sounds brilliant! 😀

  8. I was so happy when I came across this post because I love Terry Pratchett. This one is a good one, but I am currently getting my 10 year old to read Truckers.

    1. that's what my daughter wants to read next!! x


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