The Merchant of Death: The Pendragon Series, Book 1

Book review by Matt Berman, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 10+

Stock story and characters, but still gripping.

Parents say

age 10+

Based on 7 reviews

Kids say

age 10+

Based on 48 reviews

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age 13+

Great start to an excellent series

A really excellent series with a lot of surprises and twists. Mostly action. Very creative setting. It starts with an intense kissing scene, but that is the steamiest scene in the whole series.
age 13+

Not for 11 year olds

The mention of the playboy magazine really bothered me. Not for my 11 year old boy definitley.

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

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