Henham's Green Dragon Codex is a very good read. It is a shorter novel, the vocabulary is age appropriate, and the fantasy itself is very entertaining. The setting of Green Dragon Codex was the same as another series that I have read before, The Dragon Lance Chronicles by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman. The magical world of Krynn comes to like in both books. The gods of the land of Krynn and the principles of magic (white, red, black) However, the characters of all these books are different. This is a good thing. Scamp, Mather, and Dannika are all wonderful main characters in Greed Dragon Codex. Each of the three has a unique, distinct personality so that when they are together, the trio has quite a humorous result. I wasn't impressed, however, with the fact that the supporting characters didn't have bigger roles in the story. For instance, the character Anden first appears when the trio ends up in a wagon heading east. Anden gives Mather some gifts and then disappears. Later on, when the trio arrives at the Thaen Thamateurgical Academy and College of Mystic History and a battle breaks out, Anden is suddenly there to save the day. I would have liked to see more about Anden from this talented author. At the end of the story Anden briefly tells about his past; it is quite intriguing and could have greatly added to the impact of this book. Green Dragon Codex is a very worthwhile read and I recommend it to anyone who has read The Dragon Lance Chronicles or any books about Krynn. Green Dragon Codex is an interesting continuation of what happens in Krynn, perfect for those who enjoy the fantasy genre.
Reviewer City, State and Country: Paynesville, Minnesota U.S.A