Dragon Avenger (Age of Fire Series #2)

Dragon Avenger (Age of Fire Series #2)

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by E. E. Knight
     
 

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Flung to freedom as their mother battles a group of slave-trading dwarves, young Wistala and her gray, scaleless brother, Auron, find themselves alone in the Upper World. And when Auron sacrifices himself so that she may live, Wistala must overcome her grief and fear to find others of her kind-and bring her wrath to bear on those who would destroy them.

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Flung to freedom as their mother battles a group of slave-trading dwarves, young Wistala and her gray, scaleless brother, Auron, find themselves alone in the Upper World. And when Auron sacrifices himself so that she may live, Wistala must overcome her grief and fear to find others of her kind-and bring her wrath to bear on those who would destroy them.

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The Barnes & Noble Review
E. E. Knight is best known for his post-apocalyptic Vampire Earth saga, which mixes down-and-dirty military science fiction with otherworldly Lovecraftian horror, but if his all-ages fantasy saga The Age of Fire is any indication, he may very well be the next coming of Christopher Paolini (Eragon et al.).

Dragon Avenger, the second novel in the series, isn't so much a sequel to 2005's Dragon Champion as it is an alternate adventure stemming from the same narrative source. While Dragon Champion followed the scaleless gray dragon Auron after his parents were slaughtered by dwarves, Dragon Avenger chronicles the adventures of Auron's sister Wistala, as she sets off alone into the Upper World vowing vengeance against those who killed her beloved parents. But after being befriended by the kindhearted elf Rainfall and a misfit group of animal companions, Wistala begins to learn about the complexities of the world around her -- and soon realizes that vengeance can come in many unlikely forms…

On his web site, Knight lists a number of classic novels he read in his youth that inspired him to write the Age of Fire novels -- Tolkien's The Hobbit, McCaffrey's Pern sequence, Adams's Watership Down, et al. -- and while Dragon Champion and Dragon Avenger aren't exactly modern-day literary masterpieces, they are very well written fantasy adventures with numerous coming-of-age themes that should appeal to readers of all ages. Those who enjoy reading Paolini's Inheritance trilogy, specifically, should enjoy Knight's tales featuring sibling dragons. Paul Goat Allen
Publishers Weekly
Knight chronicles the gritty coming-of-age story of the dragon Wistala (sister to Auron, from 2005's Dragon Champion) in the second Age of Fire novel. When her young family is betrayed and decimated by a clan of dwarfs while father AuRel is away, Wistala must carry the awful news north to him. But she finds AuRel badly wounded after running afoul of the very same dwarfs, and before she can nurse him back to health, a hunter called the Dragonblade kills him. Once again, Wistala must run for her life, vowing vengeance, even though she knows a year must pass before she's grown enough to carry out her revenge plan. Befriended by the elf Rainfall of Hypatia, she matures and gains the wisdom to temper her plans. Coming-of-age themes such as personal responsibility and family give the novel a strong YA slant, but Knight makes the story complex enough to entertain readers of all ages. (Dec.) Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
From the Publisher
"Narrator David Drummond shifts adroitly from the lyrical prose of the dragon family to the rough Scottish brogue of the dwarves and the light, musical voices of the elves." —AudioFile

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780451461094
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
12/05/2006
Series:
Age of Fire Series, #2
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
1,130,995
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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"Narrator David Drummond shifts adroitly from the lyrical prose of the dragon family to the rough Scottish brogue of the dwarves and the light, musical voices of the elves." —-AudioFile

Meet the Author

E.E. Knight graduated from Northern Illinois University with a double major in history and political science, then made his way through a number of jobs that related to neither.

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Dragon Avenger (Age of Fire Series #2) 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 68 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Is the first book, dragon champion not on barnes and nobles?
Aaron Morton More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. I have read so many fantisy books that i cant find anything to keep my intrest, untill i found this book series. Im almost done and cant wait to get the next one. I would rate higher then five stars but thats the highest it goes.
CaptainQS More than 1 year ago
I am usually a science fiction reader, and it's hard to impress me with fantasy, but this book is now one of my favorite book series! It is not quite as thrilling as the first one, but I enjoyed it even more, as it's gripping, and more emotional plot of loyalty and friendship unfolded. I would highly recommend this book to any fantasy fan, or just about any reader who enjoys a good fiction book.
harstan More than 1 year ago
Wistala is a dragonet who with her two brothers and sister survived their hatching and is happy to live in their cave with their mother and father cocooned in their love. The copper dragon stays away from his family the gray dragon Auron is scale-less Jizara is shy and clings to her mother while Wistala is strong and independent. There idyllic life is destroyed when slave traders of the Wheel of Fire kill Tala¿s mother and Jizara. Unable to fly yet Auron diverts the hunters so Wistala can have a chance to grow up free.------------ Tala finds her injured father Aurel who is near death and tries to save him but he prefers to die fighting the dwarves. Tala flies away and is joined on her journey by the elf Rainfall who takes her into his home and shows her nothing but love. For years the two live together in peace until Thane Hammar wants Rainfall¿s beautiful estate. The elf makes Tala his heir and to avoid Hammar¿s ire he encourages her to travel with his friends where she sees much of the land of Hypatia. While on her journey she devises a way to take vengeance for her family¿s long ago destruction even though she risks her own death because she will be in the heart of the enemy.---------------- The second book of the Age of Fire concentrates on Auron¿s sister and how she copes with being alone in a somewhat hostile world. E.E. Knight is a great worldbuilder who populates his story with humans, elves, dwarves, and dragons. This is a charming and enchanting fantasy with magic though it is not much in evidence. The characters who befriend Wistala love her for her mature view that homids are for the most part not evil. Told from the point of view of Tala, readers will be enamored by this beautiful specimen of dragonhood.---------------- Harriet Klausner
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Where is the first book?
TwinMomGK More than 1 year ago
This is the second series of E.E. Knight dragon books. My son absolutely LOVES reading books about dragons and this is another great one. I would highly recommend this book to any boys (or girls) who are infatuated with the dragon theme. I'm checking now to see if there is another book in this series to purchase.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What is the first book called and where is it?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Just love the imagination of the author. Telling each character's story in each book of this series. So we'll done.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It's ok , it just as not as exciting as the first one , but it is interesting and is sad when she loses the people she loved ( rainfall, father , stog, avalanche) . I just wonder if she will ever have a mate and hatchlings or will she always be the traveler. When will she meet AuRon again!?
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I love the adveture that whistla takes but sadly rainfall and whistla's father and family died by the dwarfs
Ampris More than 1 year ago
Loved Dragon Champion and Dragon Outcast, did not love Dragon Avenger. Just a personal opinion, but I found Wistala's story boring and pointless. The only memorable part of the book was when she connects with her father in the beginning. Not may favorite in the series.
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I bought the entire paperback series the Age of Fire and have never regretted it. I reread itoften and it never fails to entertain me greatly. The detailed explanations of the dragons and other crearues make me believe they have a possibility to exist! I find myself crying for the Bronze refered to as Father, along with Rainfall, Avalanche, and Stog. Characters seem to cometo life before you. I cant say enough good about these books. First 3 follow the events of each of 3 dragons from the same nest and tell their point of view which I find very interesting, especially the Copper's side(Dragon Outcast) A bit confusing the first tim yo read it,but if you go back again, it will havecleared all mists. Sometimes I wish I were a Dragon after reading this.
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