Dark Fire (The Last Dragon Chronicles Series #5)

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The fifth book in the exciting bestselling Last Dragon Chronicles is now in paperback!

David Rain was lost in the Arctic and it was up to his daughter, Alexa, to bring him back. This one little girl had the power to save her father, but when she found him, she uncovered a lot more than just David: Dragons have finally returned to Earth as well. . . .

Chris d'Lacey weaves ...

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Overview


The fifth book in the exciting bestselling Last Dragon Chronicles is now in paperback!

David Rain was lost in the Arctic and it was up to his daughter, Alexa, to bring him back. This one little girl had the power to save her father, but when she found him, she uncovered a lot more than just David: Dragons have finally returned to Earth as well. . . .

Chris d'Lacey weaves another fiery and magical tale for readers in the fifth book of this NEW YORK TIMES bestselling series!

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The Last Dragon Chronicles continue to roll out in this new, full-length (464-page) episode. There are some surprising new developments in this fifth of seven planned installments. Loyal fans among readers nine thru 12.

VOYA - Rachel Wadham
Continuing the story last chronicled in The Fire Eternal (Orchard Books, 2007/VOYA April 2009), David Rain, his partner Zanna, their daughter Alexa, and friends Lucy and Liz Pennykettle, are now embroiled in an inter-dimensional war. David and Alexa are pawns of powerful beings who are working to bring dragons back to the planet while at the same time, trying to contain a piece of dark fire that has the power to destroy the earth. With the polar bears moved to safety and legendary dragons who have lived for centuries in stasis awakening, it is up to the friends to draw on all the magic they posses to oust the powers of darkness that threaten to overwhelm them. As in the previous novels, D'Lacey has built a complex world filled with magic and adventure. The fast- paced plot is intricate and highly dependent on the other volumes for continuity. With no new characters added, there is a significant lack of development, and many characters begin to show inconsistencies. For example, Lucy at times acts as petulant as a five-year-old, but at other times shows strength beyond her years. The writing style is also inconsistent, filled with unnecessary descriptions but also lacking important descriptions at climatic moments. This volume also lacks the important but transparent environmental themes of the other titles, making this addition to the series only for those who are already enamored by their experience with the other titles. Reviewer: Rachel Wadham
Children's Literature - Judy Silverman
This is a very odd book. It's one of five in the "Last Dragon Chronicles It is very readable, in fact I would call it a page-turner, but.... The characters seem to have some depth, and the story itself is rather fun. Imagine a woman who makes clay dragons and somehow has the power to give them life. Each dragon has a personality, and a task—there is a Listener, a Healer, a Chronicler—and they know enough to say very still when somebody who doesn't know them is around. Now, after many years of exile, real dragons have returned to Earth. Is this a good thing or a bad thing? Hard to say. We know that there will be a tremendous battle (between good and evil, among other things) but once the battle is fought, what happens then? Believe it or not, there is no happy ending. There is no ending at all, since everyone is destroyed, but we are given a little hope. "Thus it would be written in the Chronicles of Dragons: In the new beginning was the Word. And the Word of Gadzooks was...Sometimes." Passages like these will be incomprehensible to readers lacking in basic knowledge of the Bible. Not recommended. Reviewer: Judy Silverman
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780545102735
  • Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
  • Publication date: 4/1/2011
  • Series: Last Dragon Chronicles Series , #5
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 576
  • Sales rank: 41,566
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 7.60 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Meet the Author


Chris d'Lacey is the author of several highly acclaimed books, including the NEW YORK TIMES bestselling Last Dragon Chronicles: THE FIRE WITHIN, ICEFIRE, FIRE STAR, THE FIRE ETERNAL, DARK FIRE, FIRE WORLD, and THE FIRE ASCENDING. Additionally, he is the author of the middle-grade series The Dragons of Wayward Crescent, also published by Orchard Books. He lives in Devon, England, with his wife, where he is at work on his next book.

Visit www.scholastic.com/LastDragonChronicles to learn more about Chris d'Lacey's books.

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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 27, 2012

    Amazing

    I enjoyed the series very much. I even convinced my older brother (whos name is, ironically, David) to read it as well. We are both devoted fans. We recently finished The Fire Ascending. His wife and daughter (he is that old) found us in his living room, crying our eyes out. However, Dark Fire is one that made us cry very much as well. It may cause heartbreak in some fans of the series, but also amazement, as David has some truly awesome new powers, and several secrets are revealed as well. Fans of the series, you will NOT be dissapointed!!

    9 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 3, 2012

    One great bopk One GREAT book

    Dark Fire is so thrilling with a load full of action and suspence. I love the book but it is so long (567 pages). Thete are so many details and a lot od dialouge. I give Dark Fire four stars.

    7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 23, 2011

    Best ending for the book -Kuriboh

    I enjoyed the book and its series.I am looking forward to FIRE WORLD

    5 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 15, 2010

    Spottedleaf

    I love Chris D' Laceys books and am excited to read the latest one. I've so far loved the books, they are entertaining and really a book that you can't let go of, keep it going Chris!

    5 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 28, 2012

    Ghasit123

    If anyone doesn't like this book they must be in to something else. I can respect that, but this book is so awesome (compared to the ratings I've seen in this store) it has as many stars as Twilight, and only a few people bought this book series, but a couple thousand bought twilight. Cazy right? I hope this review is helpful.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 17, 2010

    Dark Fire

    This book is very cool and it is the best book I have read by Chris D'Lacey. It has 500 pages of suspenseful twists and complicated story lines to keep readers engaged. That make this the longest and most complex book of the series. DARK FIRE takes up the story at the moment when David Rain(the main character) has come back to the Pennykettle home after five years in the Arctic, which they thought he was dead. When he returns, he meets his strange wife Zanna , a sibyl or wise woman who is still discovering her talents. Their young daughter Alexa, who holds gifts beyond anyone's imagining, she can communicate telepathically and foretell the future. David and Zanna struggle to reestablish a relationship and are complicated by the mysteries now surrounding David and the time he spent with angelic beings known as the Fain. David has also returned from the Arctic with a crazy guess that their five-year-old daughter Alexa holds the key to destroying the evil Ix, the enemy of the Fain and of dragons. Gwillana, a crazy and dangerous sibyl, has been causing trouble again, and this time she may be healed by darklings, twisted creatures of the dark forces that seek to rule the Universe.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 14, 2012

    Anonymous

    Ok i hate all the roll playing that has nothing to do with this book so stop it.The book is great i loved it but it is kind of confusing.

    2 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 12, 2012

    Mudclan

    Greetings! I am Featherstar. I am creating a clan called Mudclan. If you want to join us, go too Ice Fire and click on the one with the eye. We are new and need warriors, medicine cat, queens, kits, elders, and apprentices. Please come and help me make you and plenty others lives better.

    2 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 6, 2012

    To why from fire clan

    Shut up

    2 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 1, 2012

    Warriors!?!?!?

    WHY ARE THERE PEOPLE ROLEPLAYINNG WARRIORS ON A BOOK THAT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH WARRIORS?!?!? FULL CAPS FOR EMPHASIS

    2 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 21, 2011

    So cool

    I thought it was awsome

    2 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 26, 2012

    Epic

    Really good wish d'lacey told us wat hapened to david and the gang

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 5, 2011

    Want to join Darkclan

    Want to have a mate and kits. I am white with one black front paw. Name is Icecloud. I also have clear icy blue eyes. I am kind, gentle but is feirce to enemys.

    1 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 5, 2012

    Silentcall

    Silentcall sighed. An alliance with Brokenclan? This was all happenig so fast. First Streamsplash's death and now an alliance. He shook his head, trying to clear his thoughts.

    1 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 3, 2011

    Skunkstripe

    I am a black queen with a white stripe down my back and i have a boy kit named icekit because of hes icy blue eyes and i would like to join darkclan

    1 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 15, 2011

    Omg!!!!!!

    I love this book and the whole series im soo excited he continued it!!!!! It gets kinda confusing but i dont care i love it!!! Ahhhh

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 22, 2010

    Amazing Chris D'Lacey!

    This is the most amazing book i have ever read. Im speechless!

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 22, 2014

    To guy under me

    Shut up man this book is great and spoiler alert

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 17, 2014

    Sucks so bad...

    Sucks. Why??? Why is it up to the main character's daughter to save him? Like, if David was under the ice for that long, he'd be very cold and very dead. And clay dragons that come to life? Overall, reading this series was a waste of my time, and I wish that the author would be able to pay me back in time...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 13, 2014

    Yay

    Yay good

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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