DRAGON’S EYE by James A.  Hetley

DRAGON’S EYE

KIRKUS REVIEW

Middling urban fantasy pitting a family of thieves against a powerful drug lord/sorcerer, from Hetley (The Winter Oak, 2005, etc.).

For generations, the Morgan family has lived in the town of Stonefort, Maine, a place where “[f]ew things…are exactly what they seem.” After his father's funeral, Gary Morgan receives a graveside visit from his uncle—a man who supposedly died over 20 years ago—and learns that his father is not dead after all, and that the tower at Morgan Point houses a powerful being known as the Dragon, who can imbue the men of the Morgan family with certain supernatural abilities. Meanwhile, a formidable brujo is holding Gary's father hostage, aiming to learn the Morgan family's secret so that he can harness the power of the Dragon for himself. In order to stop him, Gary will have to master his newfound abilities very quickly, and join forces with Stonefort's other mystical family—the Haskells. Gary is likable, but the silly plot, convoluted mythology and the characters' unfailing acceptance of even the most bizarre facts combine to destroy credibility.

An unexceptional story that may appeal to teens and fans of contemporary magic and witchcraft.

Pub Date: Nov. 1st, 2005
ISBN: 0-441-01328-7
Page count: 368pp
Publisher: Ace/Berkley
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: Sept. 15th, 2005




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