The beast’s mouth opened so wide Beth thought it might swallow her whole.
Are you brave enough to follow cousins Beth and Patrick? In 13th century Libya, a vicious animal is killing the townspeople’s sheep. To appease the beast, the people believe they must offer up a maiden as a sacrifice. When Beth tries to help a girl named Sabra escape from becoming the animal’s next victim, she is left for an offering outside a dragon’s lair. Meanwhile, Patrick and a new friend named Hazi, join Georgius, a Roman knight who plans to kill the dragon. But the plans go awry when Beth and Sabra beg him not to hurt the dragon. The girls know the true secret of Silene—the dragon isn’t its worst enemy.
Although I’m a fan of the Imagination Station books, this one is one of my least favorites. I like the way the series teaches children about history, but I thought the theme of this one was a little darker than the others.
However, despite the dark theme, this book offers children a look into life during early Christian times and a good lesson about faith. Parents, be aware that your children might have a lot of questions about human sacrifice. You might want to pre-read this one.
I continue to love this series and will definitely read more of the books. If you are looking for a great series for beginning chapter readers, this is a great one.