Fire Star (The Last Dragon Chronicles Series #3) [NOOK Book]

Overview

Another fantastic adventure in NY TIMES bestselling author Chris d'Lacey's dragon saga!

In the thrilling third book in Chris d'Lacey's popular series, David Rain is faced with a perilous task. ICEFIRE's evil sibyl Gwilanna is back, this time determined to resurrect the dragon Gawain on the ice cap of the Tooth of Ragnar. Can David and his friends stop her before it's too ...
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Fire Star (The Last Dragon Chronicles Series #3)

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Overview

Another fantastic adventure in NY TIMES bestselling author Chris d'Lacey's dragon saga!

In the thrilling third book in Chris d'Lacey's popular series, David Rain is faced with a perilous task. ICEFIRE's evil sibyl Gwilanna is back, this time determined to resurrect the dragon Gawain on the ice cap of the Tooth of Ragnar. Can David and his friends stop her before it's too late?
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Editorial Reviews

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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)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780545365451
  • Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
  • Publication date: 8/1/2011
  • Series: Last Dragon Chronicles Series , #3
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 560
  • Sales rank: 43,821
  • Age range: 9 - 12 Years
  • File size: 3 MB

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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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 6, 2009

    I Also Recommend:

    My review of the book "Fire Star", by Chris D'Lacey

    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.

    7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 25, 2011

    Wow

    I love this awesome book

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 20, 2009

    Great....'Till The End

    The book was great right up till the last few pages. Some people may like the ending but I really REALLY don't like it when the author KILLS ya you dead it right KILLS off the main charictor thats like going and saying hay even though the book needs you to stay we don't want you here so go off to some cold artic tundra and fight an enchanted/ p mistic polar bear and die stupid really no one cares just go kill yourself the world will br a better place without you! I mean you really just CAN'T do that to the main charictors it is just wrong. I read this about a year ago and I am still ticked off that that Mr. D'lancy just Killed David off. That is really the only thing that I have agenst this book other wise they were great easy quick reads. Sorry that i ruined the end for some people but I really just do not like the book because of the end

    3 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 7, 2008

    The best book in the series!!!!!!!

    I thought i was kind of boring at first but as i read on it got better and better and BETTER!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 5, 2011

    I think that this book was awesome

    This book is awesome! Good series well crafted

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 11, 2011

    I have loved the other books

    I love thebother books so i thiink ill love this'n too

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 20, 2009

    more from this reviewer

    good book

    ok i will admit the first book was not all that good but this was on of the best! i havnt read fire eternal yet but i heard it was good also.

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 19, 2008

    FIRE DRAGON

    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

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2008

    This book was the bomb

    this book is about dragons and it is kind of suspenseful. Wait til' you see the end.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 17, 2008

    A reviewer

    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+.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 19, 2014

    anonymous

    READ THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 6, 2013

    Fire star

    For you pepole that are sad about the ending david is not dead read the next book

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 20, 2012

    To blueleaf

    Nobody cares take a hike weirdo~honeeystar

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 16, 2012

    Falcontail

    yes its really me!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 1, 2012

    B and N official warning. You must read this "reveiw"!

    Stop using our reveiws for your e-mail and warriors interests!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2012

    Pages

    How many pages is this book?

    1 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 29, 2011

    OMG!!!

    I still can't beleve David died, but it was awesome anyway!

    1 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2011

    Pleasevlet me in

    May I join DawnClan I am an Snow-white tom with a black sploch on my left eye. I am smart loyal slightly clumsly but a depedable cat. My name is Snowpaw

    1 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 16, 2011

    Best

    I have read this book and i ashure you that if you like adventure you will like this book. In fact youll like all of the books!!!!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 14, 2011

    Haven't read it yet but im shure its AWESOME!

    I'm realy hoping this book is awesome, but I'm shure it is

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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