I’ve had some emails and blog comments from readers who are disappointed there won’t be another Dragonkeeper book. I think that three is a good number for a series, and I’m looking forward to writing something completely different.
Lydia asked me if I could recommend any other books for her to read. I don’t read a lot of books for young people myself. I’m a very slow reader and I always have heaps of books to read for research. Also I worry about picking up other writers’ ideas without realising it. However, my daughter Lili works at the Centre for Youth Literature, so she knows all about kids’ books. I asked her to come up with a list of books that people who enjoyed Dragonkeeper might like. This is what she said:
The Keys to the Kingdom series Garth Nix
Pure Dead series Debi Gliori
The Chanters of Tremaris series Kate Constable
The Laws of Magic series Michael Pryor
Karazan Quartet V M Jones
They all look terrific, I’m going to have to find some time to read them myself.
There are many more recommended books at the Centre for Youth Literature’s great website insideadog.
Please note that the insideadog website is for readers 12 and over.