The Dragon Prince

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Kristin Smith

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Long ago, Xadia was a land where humans and elves peacefully coexisted. It was a land filled with six primal sources of magic: The moon, the sun, the stars, the earth, the sky and the ocean. But peace could not last–not when evil lurked in the heart of man.

Years passed and a wicked human magician discovered a seventh source: dark magic. He grew his powers and knowledge in the shadows, then broke forth and unleashed terror. In an effort to save themselves, the Moonshadow Elves (one branch of many kinds of elves) and Dragons forced the magician and all other humans out of their land and to the West, while everyone else remained in the East.  

For ages things seemed to settle as a powerful dragon, Thunder the Dragon King, defended the border between East and West. But wickedness had only grown, and humans finally destroyed the beast and stole the last living dragon egg, opening up the border once again.

Now, the dragon egg has hatched and become the Dragon Prince. And evil king Viren, the false king of the humans, wants to steal the Dragon Prince’s power and wipe him, and his mother the Dragon Queen, from the face of the earth.


Although Viren commands an army of mythical creatures, he is opposed by those who are unified and fighting for good: The true king, young Ezran, his stepbrother Prince Callum, and the Moonshadow Elf, Rayla.

Together, these three have united the pure of heart in Xadia and are determined to band together to restore Ezran as the rightful heir to the human throne, to protect the dragons and to bring hope to a broken Xadia.

But uniting two worlds is anything but easy.

In A Magical World, Far, Far Away

Brought to life by the head writer of Avatar: The Last Airbender, The Dragon Prince finds its television origins on Netflix.

This series was released back in 2018 and has finished its third season as viewers await a fourth. And if you’re a fan of fantasy or Avatar: The Last Airbender, you’d know why.

The storyline is thick, its characters are well developed and the animation is eye-catching. And we find plenty of positives here, not only in the witty writing and humor but in the heart of the main characters and in the lessons of selflessness, honor and sacrifice. But be aware, parents need to watch out for plenty of issues. This series is TV-Y7 but often feels as if it’s meant for an older audience. Scary, perilous scenes are common, as is bloodshed and intense battles. People kiss often, sometimes between two women. And sorcery and enchantments are used in nearly every episode.

Episode Reviews

Nov. 22, 2019: “The Final Battle”

Humans and Moonshadow elves join forces to defeat wicked king Viren before he kills the Dragon Prince.

Humans and elves fight King Viren and his band of wicked, mythical creatures using hand-to-hand combat, swords, fire and sorcery.

A fire-breathing monster is killed as arrows penetrate his eyes and skull. A man is stabbed through the chest and blood seeps onto his shirt.

King Viren is possessed by a snake-like creature. It’s insinuated that King Viren is raised from the dead after he plummets to his death. Creatures and humans use spells, sorcery and enchantments.

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Kristin Smith

Kristin Smith joined the Plugged In team in 2017. Formerly a Spanish and English teacher, Kristin loves reading literature and eating authentic Mexican tacos. She and her husband, Eddy, love raising their children Judah and Selah. Kristin also has a deep affection for coffee, music, her dog (Cali) and cat (Aslan).

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