Them Fearless Wizards | The Wizards of Once | Review

I’m going to put my hand up now and say I’ve never read any of Cressida Cowell’s books, except this one.

I’ve heard about the well-known series of ‘How to Train your Dragon’ and even find Toothless adorable in the movie – a bit like a cat. But I’ve never read any of her stuff.

Until now.


This is the story of a young boy Wizard and a young girl Warrior who have been taught to hate each other like poison; and the thrilling tale of what happens when their two worlds collide.

Perfect for boys and girls who love fantasy adventure …

Once there was Magic, and the Magic lived in the dark forests.

Wizard boy, Xar, should have come in to his magic by now, but he hasn’t, so he wants to find a witch and steal its magic for himself. But if he’s got any chance of finding one, he will have to travel into the forbidden Badwoods.

Xar doesn’t realise he is about to capture an entirely different kind of enemy. A Warrior girl called Wish.

And inside this book, at this very moment, two worlds collide and the fate of the land is changed forever.

Xar and Wish must visit the dungeons at Warrior fort, and face the evil Queen.

But something that has been sleeping for hundreds of years is stirring … 

Netgalley Review

Lovers of fantasy will really enjoy this book. Full of interesting images and adventurous characters, this book (and series) will be a great addition to young bookshelves (or those not so young). A great start to a new series, full of adventure, mystery and magic.

So I’m gonna say here that the book looks so much better not on being read on a kindle. The only thing with reading a proof with lots of illustrations and images amongst the words is that it becomes a bit of a pain to read on the kindle – sorry! However, checking out the book in the local bookshop, it looks really good and the images add to the story. Much like ‘How to train your Dragon’.

It’s a magical book full of adventure. We see the story from two different point of views, Xar, a wizard who has no magic and Wish, a warrior who doesn’t realise what makes her special. It’s a an adventure story with a built-in message, be proud of who you are.

This book is full of adventure, mystery and magic, it’s also got a few jokes and scary bits thrown in for good measure too. All jumbled up together to create a wonderful book for the start of the series.

If you loved How to train your Dragon, or even if you just love magic and adventure, then do give this book a read. For young readers or those young at heart, this fun illustrated book is a great read!

As always, let me know in the comments below if you’ve read the book and what you thought of it. And if you haven’t, will you be adding it to your TBR?



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