The Fire Eternal (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

The Fire Eternal (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

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A new magic is stirring beneath the surface of the Earth....

Five years have passed since David Rain, now a bestselling author, disappeared mysteriously in the Arctic. And slowly the ice is changing, bears are starving, dragons are rising, the souls of the Inuit dead are haunting the skies. The spirit Gaia, goddess of the Earth, is restless, aching

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A new magic is stirring beneath the surface of the Earth....

Five years have passed since David Rain, now a bestselling author, disappeared mysteriously in the Arctic. And slowly the ice is changing, bears are starving, dragons are rising, the souls of the Inuit dead are haunting the skies. The spirit Gaia, goddess of the Earth, is restless, aching to bring down her might upon these changes. But all living things may suffer if she does.

As the weather grows wilder and the ice caps melt, all eyes turn from the north to David's daughter, Alexa. She is the key to stopping Gaia...but can one girl save the world from the forces of evil, or will she disappear like her father?

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Kathleen Foucart
The fourth book in the "Dragons" series picks up story threads begun in previous books, bringing the story arc forward. Zanna is still trying to get over the death of her partner, David Rain, while raising their little daughter Alexa. Yet her part-sister Lucy refuses to believe that David is actually dead, and that he somehow survived that disastrous day in the Arctic. She points to his still-living dragons as proof, but no one will listen. When her theory receives no support from her sister or mother Liz, Lucy enlists the help of Tam Ferrel, a reporter with an interest in David's disappearance after the publication of his bestselling children's books. Meanwhile, in the Arctic, three polar bears are on a quest to save the world and one of them has a deep secret that affects the rest of the characters. Fans of the series up to this point will enjoy the continuation of the lives of their favorite characters and the many secrets that begin to reveal themselves through the course of the novel. However, the book does not stand alone well, with many sections being hard to follow without already knowing something about the world and characters. Reviewer: Kathleen Foucart
School Library Journal

Gr 5-8

In this sequel to Fire Star (Orchard, 2007), university student David Rain has disappeared on a research trip to the Arctic and is presumed dead. His landlady, Liz Pennykettle; her daughter, Lucy; and his girlfriend, Zanna, mother to his five-year-old daughter, are devastated. Lucy is convinced that David is not dead and is determined to find him. She contacts a local journalist, Tam Farrell (read Lin?) to help her. Her potter mother's clay dragons are real and can come alive. Meanwhile, powerful alien beings called the Fain, who use mind control to gain power, have returned to Earth. They had used this planet as a breeding ground for dragons, but all of the original dragons have been destroyed except Gawain, who lies sleeping in a rock waiting to be awakened to activate the Fire Eternal, or creation force. An evil offshoot of the Fain, the Ix, wants to harness the force for evil. Wise polar bears, an ancient witch/raven, a shape-shifting cat, Arthurian imagery, and a terrifying "darkling" all contribute to a wild, sometimes confusing ride. Threats of global warming and ecological disaster frame the action. Readers will need to read all of the books in the series in order to grasp the evolution of the plot. The characters, with their various magical abilities, are well drawn, and the collection of G-named clay dragons, each with a special job, provides a whimsical touch. A worthy addition to books on dragon lore.-Quinby Frank, Green Acres School, Rockville, MD

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780606125581
Publisher:
Demco Media
Publication date:
01/01/2010
Series:
Last Dragon Chronicles Series, #4
Edition description:
THIS EDITION IS INTENDED FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY
Pages:
506
Sales rank:
1,366,964
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.50(h) x 1.40(d)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

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