Talking to Dragons (Enchanted Forest Chronicles Series #4)

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One day, Daystar's mom, Cimorene, hands him a magic sword and kicks him out of the house. Daystar doesn't know what he is supposed to do with the magic sword, but knowing Cimorene, he's sure it must involve a dragon or two!

Queen Cimorene sends her sixteen-year-old son Daystar into the Enchanted Forest with the only weapon that can combat an evil wizard's magic in an effort to restore the balance...

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Overview

One day, Daystar's mom, Cimorene, hands him a magic sword and kicks him out of the house. Daystar doesn't know what he is supposed to do with the magic sword, but knowing Cimorene, he's sure it must involve a dragon or two!

Queen Cimorene sends her sixteen-year-old son Daystar into the Enchanted Forest with the only weapon that can combat an evil wizard's magic in an effort to restore the balance of power in the kingdom.

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"The characters and their effervescent dialogue continue to charm."—Kirkus Reviews

"A dash of romance, a dollup of humor and a lot of fun. . . . A fantasy delight from beginning to end."—VOYA

"Grand adventure . . . both suspenseful and hilarious."—Booklist

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780152046910
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 2/10/2003
  • Series: Enchanted Forest Chronicles Series , #4
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 230,818
  • Age range: 10 - 12 Years
  • Lexile: 680L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 4.50 (w) x 7.00 (h) x 0.74 (d)

Meet the Author

PATRICIA C. WREDE has written many novels, including Sorcery and Cecelia or The Enchanted Chocolate Pot and The Grand Tour coauthored with Caroline Stevermer, as well as the four books in her own series, the Enchanted Forest Chronicles. She lives near Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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  • Posted May 6, 2012

    A must for Wrede fans

    I love the 'first' book of the Enchanted Forest Chronicles (Dealing with Dragons) and am always amazed that Wrede wrote this one first. It has all the usual suspects, a fantastic talking lizard (it does, it really does) and resolves the cliff-hanger that was Book 3. Worth completing the collection.

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  • Posted August 30, 2011

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    Perfect for young readers

    I first read this book when I was in the fifth grade and it's still one of my favorites. This series was the one that originally got me into the the fiction/fantasy genre. It's the perfect book to start off on. The plot is complex without being confusing, and very exciting. I loved the characters and the way the story moved along. I would suggest this book to any young reader.

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  • Posted January 18, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    Daystar grows up

    Excellent characterizations.

    This conclusion to the Enchanted Forest Chronicles is, unlike the previous volumes, written in first person. It relates the coming of age adventure of Daystar, Cimorene's sixteen year-old son, who doesn't know that he is the son of the King and Queen of the Enchanted Forest. Daystar and his fire-witch friend Shiara, and a young dragon are new characters. The old characters, his mother Cimorene, the witch Morwen, the Magician Telemain, the King (not Queen) of Dragons Kazul, are introduced in a reasonable way and all work together to free Daystar's father, Mendanbar, from the plots of the Society of Wizards and the still-inept wizard Antorell.

    I liked this book well enough to have read it at least five times and purchased it three times. It is well worth (re-)reading.

    Logan

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 8, 2004

    THIS IS IT

    I love this book. The audiobook is fun and entertaining unlike many of the audiobooks out there.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 18, 2004

    This book is really good i hope she writes a 5th book on this.

    I read the first book in my class in 7th grade thenin 8th i read the 2nd 3rd and 4th book. I realy liked them and i hope she writes a 5th book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 4, 2004

    ok

    i think i would've enjoyed all these books better if i was younger. I wouldn't recommend them for teens, just for kids like in elementary school. But for younger kids they are really good.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 29, 2004

    The most vivid fantasy

    This has been my favorite book for five years and counting, I am anxiously awaiting another chapter in this on going tale of dragons and magic! Patricia has created a world that we all long to exist in!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 2, 2003

    A Must Have For Any Fantasy Reader

    Daystar, a young adventurer, is about to embark on a strange and marvelous journey. He meets many creatures such as: A Baby Dragon, a fiesty Fire Witch, Elves, A Dark Fire Witch, Wizards, A Strange Golden Lizard, A Princess and Her Knight, a Female King Dragon, and many more. It fascinates the mind with such colorful characters. Our Hero, Daystar, is kicked out of his home by his mother Cimorene(she might be more than just a mother). She acts odd after a wizard named Antorell appears. She uses magic. Daystar didn't even know she knew magic. Then the next day she gives him a sword. It is very odd. And it may have more to it then it appears. If you'd wish to hear the rest of this epic journey read this beautiful story by Patricia C.Wrede.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 13, 2003

    They say i read to much

    this was an awesome book!! i loved it and i read it in one day, i loved it so i bet that you will love it too!! It is great and if daystar was a real human i would so date him.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 10, 2003

    A great wrap-up that brings everyone back!

    This is a great finale to the Enchanted Forest Chronicles. Fans of the first three will be familiar with the characters, and it helps you understand this one to have read them already. Daystar's paired up with a fiery redhead with a tendency for losing her temper, and it makes for a great combination. It's laugh-out-loud funny, like the others. I highly recommend it as a lover of fantasy.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 11, 2003

    One of my fav. books and my fav. book sieries

    OMG!!!! i 1st found Dealing with Dragons about 2 or so years ago and i couldn't put it down! i went strait to barns and noble and bought the rest of the sieries! i'm now starting the Enchanted Forest Chronicles over agian (for like the 50th time)!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 12, 2003

    READ THIS!

    The title says it all. Don't doubt.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 10, 2003

    Have to read

    It is simply the best book in the world,I really thought it was great!!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 7, 2002

    Gotta Read!

    Book four of The Enchanted Forest Chronicles you simply must read this book to satisfy the thirst you're left with from the exciting first three books... I loved this series, and recommend it for those who love a gr8 fantasy book!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 17, 2002

    Good

    It was good I'd recommend it to anyone hoe liked Harry Potter.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 14, 2002

    FANCIFUL, FANTASTIC PERFORMANCES!

    'Talking To Dragons,' a fantastic, fanciful odyssey with a company of dragons, elves, witches, felines and magicians deserves a fabulous presentation, which is exactly what it is given with this full cast of able players. It's a listener's delight. Billed as the concluding episode in Wrede's acclaimed Enchanted Forest Chronicles, Book Four opens to find King Mendanbar still imprisoned. Queen Cimorene has been living almost in seclusion at the edge of the Enchanted Forest with their son Daystar. Now that Daystar is deemed old enough to rescue his father a multitude of challenges await him. Alone he must traverse the Enchanted Forest with a magic sword, a fire-witch, and a baby dragon. There are many who will challenge him. It's all in the name of good excitement presented with crackling dialogue and imaginative situations. When it comes to fantasy, Wrede knows her magic spells.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 16, 2002

    WHERE'S THE NEXT ONE???

    It ended too soon. I must admit that out of this series I've so far only read #2and 4. I HOPE that not the only ones my library has. I have a habit of not reading complete series because I can't find the books! By any chance as far as I know, THIS BOK IS ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS I HAVE EVER READ! Daystar is by far the coolest character besides Morwen. And Teleman is cool too from the 2nd one. (Some couple eh?) And Shiara reminds me of my best freind. (saucy and firey) I hope and hope and hope Mrs.Wrede makes a suprise enstallment.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 3, 2002

    A Great Fantasy!

    I never really liked reading until I started Patricia C. Wrede's Enchanted Forest Chronicles. Dealing with Dragons, Searching for Dragons, Calling on Dragons, and Talking to Dragons are all amazing fantasy novels that mix action/adventure with romance.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 12, 2002

    cool

    This book should be read by any one who likes fantisy or is into mistic creatures.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 13, 2001

    Fantastic

    This book got me hooked on fantasy. I loved it! It's one of the only books I own that I can read over and over again without getting bored.

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