Calling on Dragons by Patricia C. Wrede
Cimorene is pregnant. The wizards, unfortunately, don't care about her delicate state and proceed to steal the magical sword. This means Cimorene has to go after it, and because this sword is important, Kazul, Morwen, a few cats, and a rabbit who doesn't have much sense and so is turned into a donkey comes along too.
This book takes a much more in-depth look into Morwen, which I enjoyed. It turns out, the cats can talk to Morwen. They're rather opinionated while still being cute.
We get a tweaked version of Rapunzel in this book, which doesn't take up much time but was a good bit to stick in as well.
The sense of wonder in this book is somewhat diminished from previous books perhaps because the wizards are so perennially annoying. It's a bit sad that none of them really have any good dimensions. Nonetheless it's a book for younger children so the simplicity is a good fit for the audience, and I still enjoyed all the beloved characters.
Star Rating: 3.0/5.0
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This is one of the books I've read and reviewed for the fantasy mini-challenge. Progress 5/13 books.