Today, Book One: Moon from Aaron Ehasz and Melanie McGanney Ehasz was released. This book is a novelization of the first season of the hit Netflix Original series The Dragon Prince. I greatly enjoyed the show despite subpar animation. Well, Scholastic was kind enough to send me a copy of this novelization and I must admit that I was surprised at how much I enjoyed it.
With the world on the brink of war, three young heroes from opposite sides of the conflict embark on a dangerous quest that could change everything. This beautiful book expands on the events of season one of The Dragon Prince.
Written by Aaron Ehasz, co-creator of The Dragon Prince, and Melanie McGanney Ehasz, this first epic novel takes readers beyond the frame of season one with deeper characterizations and expanded plot lines.
I thought I was going to get bored real quick while reading the novelization. I’ve already seen the show, so what’s this going to offer? Well, it offers a different perspective. The great thing about novelizations is that you get more information about what characters are thinking. In a show we get to see characters react and hear their voice inflections. This is great! However, in the novelization, we can learn what each character is thinking. Those little moments where we may not have completely figured something out becomes clearer as we get a bit more exposition from their thoughts.
We also get to learn a bit more about the world and lore that the show couldn’t explain. For example, when Rayla is bound to the other assassin’s we learn a bit more about what they are and how they work from the get-go. We also learn that Rayla isn’t 100% sure she believes they work as advertised. It really is cool to go back and read this as we get more details about things as they happen.
If you like The Dragon Prince, I would recommend picking up Book One: Moon. If you enjoy fantasy novels, I’d recommend the book. It provides some unique insights with the story and lets us relive the lighter fantasy that was season one through a different medium.