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Dragon Champion (Age of Fire Series #1)

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3 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

fine fantasy saga

When Auron broke out of his egg, he saw one of the hatchlings kill another and the one who did the killing was left lame. Elves and dwarves entered their cave while their father was away, killing his mother and one of his sisters. Auron and another sister survived and...
When Auron broke out of his egg, he saw one of the hatchlings kill another and the one who did the killing was left lame. Elves and dwarves entered their cave while their father was away, killing his mother and one of his sisters. Auron and another sister survived and he used himself as bait to draw the people who wanted to enslave him so his sister could race to freedom and find their father. --- Auron is caught and taken on a boat but a kind hearted elf frees him. He befriends a trading dwarf who removes the collar off his neck and helps him guard the caravan of goods taken to the steppes. After his job is complete Auron cares for a human child but before he can get her to her people, they meet the oldest known dragon who covets knowledge not treasure. After he takes the girl to a human settlement, he returns to the dragon┬┐s cave to learn all he can. Auron becomes the feudal lord of a group of blighter hominids that once ruled the world but are now on the point of extinction. Circumstances force him to leave his domain when he finds out the wizard behind the deaths of his mother and sister is now using enslaved and bewitched dragons and some blighters who join him willingly to do away with all the hominid races races. Auron must find away to stop him or the world that he knows will be destroyed. --- E.E. Knight makes the transition from the science fiction of his Vampire Earth series to a fantasy saga with an ease at s amazing but not surprising with someone with his enormous amount of writing talent. Told from the perspective of a dragon fresh from the egg to sixty years of age (a toddler in dragon terms) readers will be enchanted by this touching story about a species persecuted, hunted, and killed to the point of near extinction. The audience will love Auron and will look forward to future tales about him. --- Harriet Klausner

posted by harstan on December 9, 2008

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1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

Loved the idea ...

Loved the idea of a fantasy from the dragon's point of view, unfortunately after the first chapter the book became tedious and I put it down, hope one day I will pick up and finish, but probably not anytime soon.

posted by BlueReader on August 22, 2009

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 25, 2006

    A Dragon is the Protagonist!

    I loved the originality of this book. I have never read a story where the dragon is the Point of View, and certainly have never read what it's like to be inside a dragon egg trying to get into that big wide world. It was also darkly humorous to be on the mouth end when a dragon eats a human! I did sympathize with the dragon despite this, a credit to the author. My only gripe about the whole book is that the ending felt very rushed. It was like the villain and his evil plan were props that had to be discarded so book II could get a nice clean start. Knight impressed me by shifting gears to fantasy and keeping things fairly fresh. For example, his dwarves are more merchants than typical miner/warriors. I found that clever. I do look forward to the next book of the series.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 27, 2012

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    Good book

    Only drawback is the poor spellcheck review before publishing

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 22, 2006

    Dragon Champion...A ALMOST well written book.

    The book started out slow in the first couple of chapters, and then went on to draw me into the life of the unique grey dragon. The charcters were portrayed in a different view from that of Tolkien or Paolini which was refreshing. The only complaint was that the book skipped alote of datail, and was rushed in the end. It would have been nice if this story line would have started up in the second book to come and intertwine with a new story line. If you dont go for all of the detail in works like that of tolkien and paolini then this book would be exactly what you are looking for

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 15, 2011

    Glad I went back to reading

    Can't wait to srart reading the next one. Wish I read faster,

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  • Posted August 26, 2009

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    A pleasantly different take on the fantasy world of dragons

    I really enjoyed this book as a part of the whole series of 4 books. E.E. Knight takes a family and uses each of the first three books to explore the individual life of dragon siblings as they graduate from hatchling to drake/drakka all the way to full fledge dragon/dragonelle. This one, obviously centering around the lead male of his siblings, shows the role of dragons not as the overly written beast of destruction; or the self centered, stand alone dragon that detests other races as well as being around his own kind. In this book, the reader gets to see the dragon in a more personal setting. It is an okay read if one is going to only read this first novel and not the rest, but i recommend sitting down on a slow or rainy day and reading all of them for a truly insightful and pleasant experience. They are quick reads of only about 350 pages each. These are not for the first time readers of the fantasy genre, but rather enjoyed by those already hooked by it.

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