I wanted to give a more in-depth review, so here is an adult opinion for you.
The story continues some time after Zachary's Odyssey, when young Zachary has forgotten of his exciting adventures in the magical world of Cauchemar and believes they were only a dream. Seeing the ginger cat, Mactavish, brings the memories flooding back and after finding a magical stone in his pocket, they are transported there once more. In this book they have a quest to rescue Randy the bear from the robots in Metallicka Land and also rescue a human girl named Marilla from Dragonshire.
The lands are interesting and well described. My favourite land this time was Aquatica under the sea, where they used magic to breathe. I enjoyed the variety of mythical and magical creatures, such as the gryphons, dragons and basilisk. Blaze the dragon is still my favourite and I'd love for him to have a bigger part in future stories. Also Esmerelda and Murgatroyd sound interesting, but are only briefly mentioned. I enjoyed the rhyming spells and Mother Meg the Woolly Mammoth too.
I would suggest a bit of refinement in the next edition to engage the younger readers. Some of the words and language used are difficult for this age group, such as: 'reverie' 'supercilious' 'lammergeiers' and 'zaubernimbus.' Even I have a little difficulty pronouncing the last one :-)
Thank-you for the book and we will donate it to the local library, so others can be introduced to the series.
Reviewed for Writersweb.com.au