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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (1,110 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Kaza Kingsley Narrator: Simon Jones Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Erec Rex Series Release Date: April 2009 ISBN: 9780743581424
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Trouble is brewing in quiet, pleasant Alypium, and only Erec Rex can make it better. All of the baby dragons have mysteriously disappeared, and King Piter has lost the trust of his people. Worse, the evil Stain brothers will become the new rulers of the Kingdom of the Keepers unless Erec returns to Alypium and challenge them. But if Erec becomes king, the power of the royal scepter could destroy him completely.

As Erec performs the deadly quests to become king, he discovers that the right path brings many risks and few rewards-and when he must delve into the substance that holds our world together, he must summon all of his strength just to survive. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Narrator Simon Jones serves up a voice feast fit for any palate. In fact, his reading is the ingredient that makes this elixir bubble. His cast of characters rivals Jim Dale's Potter world. With tone and accent, Jones makes the gnomes cute, the hydras sweet, and the sometimes-petulant boy hero likable.” 

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  • “This strong sequel will delight fans of the first book. Kingsley is imaginative, creating a fascinating world that has new and interesting magic around every corner. The children learn about power, friendship, and prejudice as their adventures test their character as well as their courage…The book is a worthy addition to any fantasy collection, however, because the unique magic and compelling characters and creatures involved allow the series to stand on its own.” 

    VOYA

  • “The story is a worthy addition to the fantasy genre; the hero is compelling and the quests require bravery, intelligence and agility from Erec and his friends. The characters elicit strong responses from the readers: kinship for Erec as he struggles to adapt to a new world, admiration for Bethany’s intelligence and loyalty, disgust at Baskania’s body bulging with stolen eyes. Young readers will be intrigued by a world filled with magic, friendship and thought-provoking adventures.” 

    Children’s Literature

  • “Buoyed up by unusually clever details…along with a notably quirky supporting cast and plenty of heroic behavior.” 

    Kirkus Reviews

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeneroso | 2/14/2014

    " Will this be made to a movie? I'm curious to how Eric looks. I keep imaginig Harry (Potter) as him with some tweaks. :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Isaiah Rosales | 2/12/2014

    " I love this book. In this book, i learned that no matter how smart you are, you cant run from death for ever. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ashley | 2/2/2014

    " This one was better than the first. More puzzles to the story and more action. I'm starting to think with each epilogue at the end of each book, we get a part of what happened to Erec "10 Years Earlier". Great book. Can't wait until the 3rd one comes out. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bill Simpson | 1/31/2014

    " This was fun to read, but frustrating at times. I look for the story to advance a bit quicker...some of the story lines don't seem to go anywhere or there isn't any real good explanations being made about what's happening and why. Erec seems to want things to move along a bit more quickly and so do I. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 MountainLaurel | 1/17/2014

    " This book was remarkably better than The Dragon's Eye, mostly just because the story was more original. I also thought that Ms. Kingsley's writing had improved immensely and the characters were a little more developed. Hopefully the next books will be even better. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shauna | 1/16/2014

    " The second in the series...another great book. Better than the first. I actually laughed out loud at one point. Great for 9-12 year olds. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Breanna | 12/26/2013

    " I can't wait until I get my hands on the rest of the series. :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 cindy | 12/15/2013

    " ** paling suka di bagian yang mengungkapkan tentang Tina dan siapa sesungguhnya monster-monster di Lerna ** "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amanda | 12/14/2013

    " I didn't like this book nearly as much as the first Erec Rex book. It was slow. The plot was boring. I hope the third book has more excitement. I am not ready to give up on Erec Rex's life. =) "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kris | 12/13/2013

    " See review for book 1 - Dragon's Eye "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jeanette Hiatt | 12/7/2013

    " This book was just OK. It was WAY to predictable. I am mildly interested in what happens next so I might read the next book, but not anytime soon. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Denae | 7/21/2013

    " I like how Erec makes all sorts of false assumptions; though I figured most of them out he was pretty stubborn. I also like the way he often knows how to let his friends help him. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alvina | 1/21/2013

    " reviewnya entar aja ah, udah sore, belum masaaaakkk :D "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer | 11/19/2012

    " Probably 3.5 stars. Michelle loves this series so I promised to read it. Liked the second book better than the first one. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Al Madireddy | 9/5/2012

    " This book is the continuation of The Dragon's Eye, 2nd in a series of 6. This is even better than the first book, with even more magic, adventure, and some major plot twists. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Eric | 7/31/2012

    " Definetely more exciting like the first with some real life lessons for these younger folks. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emily | 6/17/2012

    " It's a good book. Not quite on the same level as the first one but only a small step down. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stacy | 9/25/2011

    " Still liking the series. Still reminds me of Harry Potter (orphan boy, insane villian using magic to control too much, best friends with a girl, raised outside the magic community, antagonists his own age, not sure who to trust, benevolent super magician father figure) "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kelly | 8/11/2011

    " While the first book in this series tried to take the 'Harry Potter' genre and go somewhere else with it, this addition is poorly plotted and written and contains obvious rip offs. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alvina | 5/3/2011

    " reviewnya entar aja ah, udah sore, belum masaaaakkk :D "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cynthia | 4/11/2011

    " The monsters are not what you think! I really liked this twist, although this book read a little slower for me than the first book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 cindy | 3/28/2011

    " ** paling suka di bagian yang mengungkapkan tentang Tina dan siapa sesungguhnya monster-monster di Lerna ** "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lily | 12/26/2010

    " this is like my fav. series "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Wyatt | 9/24/2010

    " i like it so far will update soon
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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Breanna | 6/16/2010

    " I can't wait until I get my hands on the rest of the series. :) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kristi | 6/16/2010

    " A well-paced follow up to the first Erec Rex book. Good HP read-alike. Readers will at times see what's coming, but will cheer Erec on as he follows his heart and does what's right, even in the face of great opposition. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Isaiah | 4/28/2010

    " I love this book. In this book, i learned that no matter how smart you are, you cant run from death for ever. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Emma | 4/6/2010

    " as awesome as the first one "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Eric | 2/20/2010

    " Definetely more exciting like the first with some real life lessons for these younger folks. "

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About the Author
Author Kaza Kingsley

Kaza Kingsley is a writer, artist, and singer who loves to travel and explore, especially in dangerous and mystical realms. Kaza is also a movie buff and reads constantly when she’s not writing books. When she is not off adventuring, she can be found living in Cincinnati with her family.

About the Narrator

Simon Jones is an audiobook narrator and winner of sixteen AudioFile Earphones Awards. He has appeared in the films The Devil’s Own, Twelve Monkeys, For Love or Money, Green Card, Brazil, Monty Python’s Meaning of Life, and Miracle on 34th Street. His television appearances include a role in The Cosby Mysteries and Murder She Wrote, and he has been featured in nine Broadway productions.