Dragon Avenger (Age of Fire Series #2) [NOOK Book]

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The last of a dying breed, Wistala and her dragon siblings were born in the safety of a mountain cave. But when her home is attacked, she finds herself forced into independence-and cut off from her family. Now Wistala must overcome her grief and fear to find others of her kind, and bring her wrath to those who would destroy them.


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Overview

The last of a dying breed, Wistala and her dragon siblings were born in the safety of a mountain cave. But when her home is attacked, she finds herself forced into independence-and cut off from her family. Now Wistala must overcome her grief and fear to find others of her kind, and bring her wrath to those who would destroy them.


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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
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781440631207
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 12/5/2006
  • Series: Age of Fire Series , #2
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 400
  • Sales rank: 111,985
  • File size: 599 KB

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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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 3, 2013

    Book one?

    Is the first book, dragon champion not on barnes and nobles?

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 21, 2011

    Amazing book!

    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.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 23, 2010

    Dragon Book Lovers

    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.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 28, 2009

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    Incredible!

    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.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    Great fantasy

    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

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 25, 2013

    Where is the first book?

    Where is the first book?

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 27, 2014

    AWESOME STORY!!

    Just love the imagination of the author. Telling each character's story in each book of this series. So we'll done.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 28, 2014

    Hi

    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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    Posted April 28, 2013

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 15, 2013

    Kyle

    Onyx go to res two....

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 1, 2013

    Onyx to Blue Beetle

    ...Toxin or Silencer.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 31, 2013

    The start and finish

    I love the adveture that whistla takes but sadly rainfall and whistla's father and family died by the dwarfs

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  • Posted November 9, 2012

    Loved Dragon Champion and Dragon Outcast, did not love Dragon Av

    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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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 5, 2012

    Amazing read

    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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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 18, 2008

    DRAGONS RULE: ELIJAH ENRIQUEZ

    I love the way each book in the series takes on a new character. The storyline in all the books is completely breath-taking. I have re-read all three books:dragon champion dragon avenger and dragon outcast. I would recomend eragon/eldest/and brisnga. By:elijah stephen enriquez.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 10, 2007

    Great Dragon Series

    This book was really thrilling. I normally expect the second book in a series to be kind of a little boring but this was quite the opposite! This book has a great storyline that keeps readers interested throughout the entire book. Not only that but the characters are well developed to the point that you feel a bit of a connection with them. I loved this book and recommend to anyone who loves fantasy and dragons.

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