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Fire Star (The Last Dragon Chronicles Series #3)
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Fire Star (The Last Dragon Chronicles Series #3)

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by Chris d'Lacey

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A research trip to the Arctic and a contract for a new book--life can't get much better for David Rain. But as soon as David finds himself in the icy climes, he begins to write his legend of bears, dragons, and the mysterious fire star. Soon he realizes that his tale is starting to mirror real life, and that an old enemy is on her way to meet him.

Can David thwart


A research trip to the Arctic and a contract for a new book--life can't get much better for David Rain. But as soon as David finds himself in the icy climes, he begins to write his legend of bears, dragons, and the mysterious fire star. Soon he realizes that his tale is starting to mirror real life, and that an old enemy is on her way to meet him.

Can David thwart her terrible master plan? Or will his world be destroyed forever?

Editorial Reviews

With this sizzling installment, Chris D'Lacey's Fire trilogy comes to a full boil. Thanks to the machinations of that arch-nemesis sibyl Gwilanna, David Rain and his friends must confront fiery dragons and pugnacious polar bears. An excellent fantasy adventure.
Children's Literature - Kathleen Isaacs
This third in a series continues the adventures of Liz the dragon-maker, her daughter Lucy, and their boarder David, whose stories of polar bears eerily foretell events in the Arctic. Bears battle an evil shaman just as Liz and Lucy struggle against the wicked sibyl Gwilanna. David and his girlfriend Zanna are researching global warming in Manitoba, but David returns to help Liz when Gwilanna kidnaps Lucy. Then Zanna disappears. One of Liz's dragons travels to a distant star and becomes possessed by a young alien being, a Fain. Another Fain arrives who wants to destroy all dragons. At least four magical talismans are involved—a polar bear's tooth, a carved narwhal's tusk, a dragon's claw that writes truth for yet another character, and a piece of dragon tail that may help awaken a dragon ancestor and contribute to the already dangerous changes of global warming. A reader unfamiliar with the first two stories will quickly understand that some evil threatens the world. He or she may never quite figure out what that evil is because of an inability to piece together the background story, or be sure which character belongs to which side. Even readers hooked by the intriguing fantasy and engaging humans and animals of the earlier books may find this one confusing. While the others were well within the grasp of good middle grade readers, the death of a major character makes this a book for older readers, in spite of the author's promise that the story is not over.
VOYA - Rachel Wadham
Picking up where IceFire (Orchard, 2006/VOYA August 2006) left off, this novel continues the story of David Rain and Elizabeth and Lucy Pennykettle. Embroiled in a mystery involving an ancient dragon, the small dragons that Elizabeth creates, polar bears, witches, an Inuit tribe of the artic, an emerging star, and an alien race, the trio race between the wilds of an Artic Research Station and the United Kingdom, all while battling evil forces and the clock in order to save the world from ultimate destruction. Although the plot is fast paced, it is too convoluted. At the climax and the subsequent conclusion, the whole novel just falls apart. Long passages of pedantic instruction in physics and the novel's mythology bog down the tale further. The introduction of Elizabeth's long-lost love who has been living as a monk and an evil member of the alien race strain even further the plot's credibility. The characters are flat, mostly because the characterization comes in previous series volumes, making this installment highly dependent on the others. The settings are the one exotic, bright spot in the work, adding to this mysterious fantasy. Although readers of previous series titles will want to read this continuation, encouraging librarians to complete their set, others should pass by this poorly constructed novel.
Kirkus Reviews
The third in the series that began with The Fire Within (2005) leads its characters into a world-saving adventure in the Arctic. College student David and his girlfriend Zanna are ostensibly researching global warming with their professor, Dr. Bergstrom. None of the three, however, are really what they seem. David's writing, inspired by his muse, the dragon Gadzooks, has a disturbing tendency to come true. Zanna is a sibyl with unexpected powers, and Bergstrom is trying to prevent an apocalyptic summoning of dragons. Meanwhile, David's young friend, Lucy, is kidnapped by her powerful sibyl ancestor and imprisoned in the ice. Side plots intrigue, though they are marred by flat and stereotyped characterization: intolerant, superstitious monks; nearly bestial Inuit gifted with shamanic knowledge and the like. The mixed ages of the protagonists (college students, young child, adults mourning lost love) lead to some inconsistency of style, but the originality of the approach makes up for shortcomings in implementation. An entertaining adventure. (Fantasy. 9-11)

Product Details

Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
Last Dragon Chro Series , #3
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 1.80(d)
740L (what's this?)
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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Fire Star 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 219 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book kept me very curious. From the start to the end, it was a very thrilling adventure. This book took me a while to read, but it was worth it. This book didn't have much humor in it, because this was a partially serious book. Fire Star is part of a series, called the David Rain's Dragon Series. Read the first two books called "The Fire Within" and "Icefire". The book that ends the series and that I am currently on is called "The Fire Eternal". Fire Star is a page-turning book. You just keep on wanting to read it. There are a lot of twists and turns in "Fire Star". If you really want a book about mystical creatures and excitement, I definately would reccomend this one. If you decide to read this series, have fun, and if not, here are some other books I recommend.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I thought i was kind of boring at first but as i read on it got better and better and BETTER!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I chose this book because i like books about dragons, wizards.I thought it would be about a dragon or dragons.The main characters are Ingavar, Ragner, David Rain. David takes a research trip to the Arctic. This book is a fantasy. The author of this New York Times bestselling dragon series is Chris D'Lacey.I like this book cause it is about dragons, in the coldness of the Arctic. It is also about bears. Also it makes something come to life. I like this book, I think you should get it and read it. I think this book is for 11-14 year olds. I would rate this book 4 out of 5 stars.It is about an imagination world that could come to an end
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
READ THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
For you pepole that are sad about the ending david is not dead read the next book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I will love it till the end of time.
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Stop using our reveiws for your e-mail and warriors interests!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this awesome book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is awesome! Good series well crafted
Guest More than 1 year ago
this book is about dragons and it is kind of suspenseful. Wait til' you see the end.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Before I go on about the 'Boring beginning and weird ending' in my title, let me say this. The middle was fantastic. I'm very glad Chris D'lacey introduced polar bears to the story, as they are a huge improvement to squirrels. Now for the negativities. I extremely disliked how the author potrayed monks (christian monks) in the book. Most of them seemed to be snotty, self-centered, and arrogant. Also, something happened in the very last chapter that I did not like at all (I can't tell what it is because it would ruin the ending). All in all, the middle kind of cleans up the bad parts and the boring first 50 pages, but not entirely. I would reccommend this book for only people ages 12+.
pmccaffrey0081 3 months ago
The story begins at the end of the previous book in the series IceFire after the events of what has happened there. The protagonist, David Rain, is once again introduced in the story but rather in the Arctic than his residence stated as "David Rain, the Pennykettles' absent tenant, had sent a message home - from the land of snow and ice, from the Arctic"(16). Along with him the home owner and her child Elizabeth and Lucy are shown once again. Lucy is still young and energetic at times in the book where one time was stated as "Breathlessly, she burst into the Dragon's Den, where Liz was wiping clean a paintbrush"(16). Despite its location in the house and that she dispatches herself hastily for her mother's current position for just a plain letter to be read shows that she is always eager to get to here and there in a flash. Liz, on the other hand focuses on any upcoming threats for the dragon Grockle when he is no longer petrified rather than somewhat celebrating the conclusion of the previous story. One quote explains "Tell her the truth, that Grockle will suffer if he's brought into this world, and therefore Gretel had to be restrained. She understands that, don't you Gretel" (25). While this is happening David at the time was with a research time at the Arctic with his friend Zanna and his instructor Bergstorm studying there. Both David and Zanna along with most of the other characters have a particular interest in polar bears along with dragons as figured. As time passes he makes a return where moments later Lucy is kidnapped by the returning antagonist Gwilanna. Like before she attempts to persuade Lucy to be in her favor rather than David and Liz's. That was not the only conflict in the story as later on an alien species called the Fain is introduced and they dont all exactly have the same set of mind as one in particular aims for the death of Grockle and the remains of Gawain throughout the later part of the book. At one point this Fain was driven to say "Your creations will all die with you,"(530). To do this the Fain is able to possess bodies in which it did to goto an island called Farlowe Island which is a religous lands with monks and was a place where Grockle was momentary held hostage there. David goes to that land in attempt to find someone named Arthur to aid him in his quest by which Liz informed David of who Artur was saying that they were both lovers and had good interests in dragons. I enjoyed this book because it relatively involves dragons and always introduces points where once one conflict was solved another appears without hesitation. Along with that all of the characters and their unique diversity interests me as well. They don't have a plain tone of explanation but who really would expect that from books like these. There were more sights to be seen throughout the book like being able to communicate with polar bears in the arctic and having one of the pottery dragons turn into an artifact or replenish a damaged part of something. I can't wait to go onto the next book of the series to see where things go as it gets really tense towards the end. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes fantasy set in a realistic setting as the modern day households and Arctic are usually taken place in. Of course I would advise having somewhat of an interest in dragons and polar bears too as they are mentioned lots of times.
Anonymous 5 months ago
I love it. Third book in the series. David has some love probs. I cannot believe he made zanna pregnat. When did he do that?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Is david dead really and why is this book so "s*xy" Ps cant wait to read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love it
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This book was awesome
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Ugggg this book was bad the main charecter dies :( fhjfnvjfnfjfnjvjfhvnhvhvjcjfjfhfhmfnfncnvjvjghgjfjfjgmfmkfmfjfkfmfnnfnvnfjfmdmdmjdkfjfjfjdksjhdhfkfjfhfncjkfjgjvjkvkckdkdjdmfjjddkfkfjjfjfjsjkdkdjfhfjdjfjhfjfjcmfnfjncnfndncndnfbghmdmejfkdmjfjfjfjfncmmcjfjgjgjgjdkjfjgjfjfjfjfjfjkdjgkfkdkdjfjrkrjfhdkdhfjehfjrjfjfkfjfjfjdjjfjfkdjfjfjfjfjfkdkfhfjdkjffjfjdiehrkfkjdkgkgjfkdkfkghdkfjflfkdjfjghgkdjfjfhfkfjkfjfjfjjfjfjfjdldhdjdkfjfjfjjfkdkfkdkdkkdkfkdkdkdkdjfjfjfjvjcjjfjfjckdjdjekrjfllejgjrkfjfjkfkfkfkfkrrkrjkrkfjflejrkfjfjfjfjfjjfjfjfjfjekejfdkkdklwlfhjrkrkrjrjrkdkdkkdkdhfjfjfhdjfjfjfjvjfndjjfjdjdjfhfkdhfjfjfjfjjfhfhfhfjfnfjfjhdjfnchfjdkdhdjjdhfkwhdjkdjehfjfmfmjfjfmdjrnfnfmemdjdmf,flfkflflflfkfkfmfmd,dmdmfmfmfmfmfmfmfmfkfkdkdmdkdkkdkdk N R JDJFKFKFJK N J FDF
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"Then Ill leave and if you don't bring your apprentice my warriors and I will fight you all at once and when you are dead I will kill dewpaw myself. Your choice" goldenstar laughed then turned and padded to the exit. "Wait make it two sunrises." Dragonstar called "Agreed" goldenstar said then left. "Dewpaw you must come see the moonstone with me." Dragonstar said. "When do we go when do we go?" Dewpaw said exitedly "Right after you get traveling herbs." Dragonstar said. TO BE CONTINUED
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The main character, David Rain, takes a college trip to the Arctic where he sees some polar bears up close and the 'fire star'. This special star in the arctic sky shows that the real original dragons are coming back to the earth. The author keeps you wanting to read more by switching the point of views from the adventure of a polar bear, also to search for the original dragons, and back to David. This book has a very slow start to it, but an ending that'll want you reading the next book (The Fire Eternal) as soon as possible! This is a fiction fantasy book and i recommend this book for people that like adventurous dragon-filled books. This book is definitely a page turner that'll want you reading more.   
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