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Dark Fire (The Last Dragon Chronicles Series #5)
     

Dark Fire (The Last Dragon Chronicles Series #5)

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by Chris d'Lacey
 

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Chris d'Lacey is back with more magic and dragons in the fifth book of his New York Times bestselling Last Dragon Chronicles! 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

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Chris d'Lacey is back with more magic and dragons in the fifth book of his New York Times bestselling Last Dragon Chronicles! 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. . . . Don't miss Chris d'Lacey's addition to his rich dragon mythology in his next series, The Erth Dragons!

Editorial Reviews

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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780545365420
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
08/01/2011
Series:
Last Dragon Chronicles Series , #5
Sold by:
Scholastic, Inc.
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
576
Sales rank:
221,682
File size:
3 MB
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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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Dark Fire 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 138 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Spottedleaf More than 1 year ago
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!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Will you shut up? Its an awesome series. And dont spoil it for me!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed the book and its series.I am looking forward to FIRE WORLD
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
And also dose liz DIE Ps awesome book should read but does get boring at points
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Shut up man this book is great and spoiler alert
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read i love this series and want to be author i also love dragons great book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hrrrr
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have o say that this is ine if D'Laceys best books the words become a picture in my head and i can see it like a movie i love it i can't wait to read the next! I love the dragons i love the pennykettles and david i love the adventur... and gadzooks hurrrrrr~
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was the first series ive ever read and i love it it flows sooo nicley
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The books are full of exitement and fiction
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
EPIC EPIC EPIC EPIC!!!!! Darklings can go and DIE!!!!!!! GO DRAGONS!!!!!! GO GAWAIN
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hey guys,if u have not read this book then ask or beg ur parents to buy this book for nook i highly recomened this one because if u have already read the others in the series thats great but u have to read this book i have read this book 10 times already thats how good this is!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this book! I am on The Fire Acending. Anyone ever heard of the series The Dragons Of Wayward Crecent Go G'lant go!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My 12 year old loves these books. I like that it is a long series so he may be able to read them for a long time instead of just reading 1 nice book and then having it end.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very realistic
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was a cool book but it was also sad
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Best book ever Chris D'Lacey
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love the book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thought it was awsome
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.