The Fire Ascending (The Last Dragon Chronicles Series #7)

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The much anticipated final book in Chris d'Lacey's NEW YORK TIMES bestselling Last Dragon Chronicles!

On Earth, at the battle of Scuffenbury Hill, time has been suspended. Dragons and their natural enemies, the Ix, are trapped in a bitter, unresolved conflict. But at the dawn of history, something is working to change the past -- and the future. A mysterious force is rewriting the timelines, turning what was once legend into startling reality. But is David Rain strong enough to...

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Overview


The much anticipated final book in Chris d'Lacey's NEW YORK TIMES bestselling Last Dragon Chronicles!

On Earth, at the battle of Scuffenbury Hill, time has been suspended. Dragons and their natural enemies, the Ix, are trapped in a bitter, unresolved conflict. But at the dawn of history, something is working to change the past -- and the future. A mysterious force is rewriting the timelines, turning what was once legend into startling reality. But is David Rain strong enough to save himself and those he loves from being written into a deadly new destiny?

David, Zanna, Lucy, Alexa, and the Pennykettle dragons return, along with some new friends and enemies, to embark on their most dangerous, most thrilling, and most magical adventure yet. Bridging the magic of the first five books with the world and characters introduced in FIRE WORLD, this fiery and action-packed final installment of the Last Dragon Chronicles will have readers racing to the exciting conclusion.

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Editorial Reviews

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Praise for the Last Dragon Chronicles:
"d'Lacey's characters are realistic and engaging. . . . A page-turner." --THE HORN BOOK REVIEW

"Chris d'Lacey's writing is sometimes exciting and sometimes silly. But that seems in keeping with the worlds he created -- one that seems almost real and one that is beyond imagination." --THE WASHINGTON POST

". . . [T]he story, with its involving and thought-provoking plot full of clever little dragons, mystical polar bears, and spiritual and ecological aspects, will appeal to many fantasy lovers." --SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL

Children's Literature - Toni Jourdan
Sometimes there's a story about a young boy named Agawin. He's raised by a seer and lives near the peak of Kasgarden where the dragon Galen has gone to shed its dying tear. This is only the beginning, middle and end in a book where the walls of time hold no substance. Evil comes in the forms of Sybyl's like Hilde and Gwilanna, then there's the darkling army led by Voss in search of the fraas (sparks emitted from a dying dragon's tear). As Agawin seeks vengeance for Grella's abduction he's helped by time travelers David and Rosa. Agawin seeks the truth of how he fits in. Sometimes he's falling off a mountain peak to his certain death and sometimes he's waking up in another time and place and sometimes he isn't even a boy. The Pennykettle dragons play important roles in this fantasy tale, especially Gadzooks, the dragon who can write. So many characters ride Gaia's roller coaster where we learn of the first ice bear, the core of the earth, realignment, portals, fains and a tapestry foretelling the future in carefully woven stitches. The final book in the "Last Dragon Chronicles" ties up loose ends left over from the other six books. Having not had the pleasure of reading any of the others, my brain was reeling from the many characters that are introduced, disappear and then reappear as another character or another moment lifetimes before and after. Yes, it can be confusing. Yes, I did mix up many of the G names and yes, I did enjoy every minute. I will now have to do like the many characters in the book and leap backwards or forwards into Book 1 to begin the adventure. Sometimes a reader must return to the start to grasp the future's past. Reviewer: Toni Jourdan
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780545402163
  • Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
  • Publication date: 5/1/2012
  • Series: Last Dragon Chronicles Series , #7
  • Pages: 576
  • Sales rank: 185,568
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Lexile: 610L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.88 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 1.76 (d)

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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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4.5
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  • Posted May 8, 2012

    Amazing!!!

    Amazing!!!

    9 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 20, 2012

    Speed Reader

    Can't wait!!!! I've read each book 35 times already. Can't wait.

    7 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 19, 2012

    I wonder.........

    I read the others and cant wait to read this one cris is a super author after reading the first one i borrow some of the others from a friend and went to the library for the rest they are thick books but i couldnt put them down and read them in like a day and im only 11 im giving this one 5 stars because that is what im positive it will be i encourage you to read it im going to

    6 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 30, 2012

    I Also Recommend:

    Yet another tragic end to another great book series (Inheritance

    Yet another tragic end to another great book series (Inheritance Cycle, Maximum Ride, Harry Potter, etc...)

    the over all book was magnificent, especially the addition of the stories of Agawin and Gawain plus the way the plot of Fire World and Co:pern:ica to the main plot.

    I was terribly confused by the ending... they played it out to be a story and everything was fake and the fact that David turned out being Liz and Arthur's son and that Alexa (Angel????) wasn't a new breed, she was normal... so if the whole thing actually did turn out real in the end, why wasn't Alexa the winged dragon, fain, human hybrid she actually is/was???? this ending was very weak and left me very upset that this was in fact the ending to this series. oh well.

    6 out of 17 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 3, 2012

    Another end to another series...

    I've been waiting for this book ever since I heard about it. My classmates and I were anticipating it since the beginning. But I have to say, the ending wasn't what I expected.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 29, 2012

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    The ending of this series made me relived and saddened at the sa

    The ending of this series made me relived and saddened at the same time. I was relieved because D'Lacey strayed from the original story so many times. I was saddened because I would see the ending of this great series! This final book tied everything up so nicely that it was just beyond me! There was a reason for everything, that he had written. The last few pages nearly made me cry, because it was a review of the years ever since David set foot in that house! Thank you Chris D'Lacey for giving us such a great ending to a series that I have grown to love so much

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 22, 2012

    ..... Different

    A good end to a fantastic series, that had me buying the next book before the paperback book was released. Good reads, but often a little confusing if you arent a usual reader of Chris' books. The new Fire and Ice book is a good companion with the Last Dragon Chronicles, and makes the series a bit less confusing.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 3, 2013

    Answer to part nine

    The book ends with David and his family at a movie interview for his books. None of the stuff written before book nine happened. Fain and Ix don't exist. David in real life was really adopted by Liz and Arthur Merriman when he was twelve. But the clay dragons Liz created in real life still move and live.To me this ending ruined the whole series. It was a very confusing and a real let-down.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 10, 2013

    Doo

    I really do love all of the books in this seris and know tjat this one will be just as good!!!!!!!!!!!! ;0

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 12, 2012

    Ok

    Well first this book is very confusing as well have the last few have been. I prefer books where the plat develops slowly. This book series is one of those that develops overwelmingly fast and is rather difficult to understand at times. Still i like this serise but i would read the warrior cats instead.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 12, 2012

    Can't wait to read!

    Along with the Mark Of Athena (by Rick Riordan) these are books u HAVE to have!!!! I have read Fire World and LOVED IT! U have to read this series!!!!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 26, 2012

    The Fire Ascending

    This book series was recommened to me by my best friend. I've waited so long for this book and now I' ve finally read it! It wass a great book that described the secrets of the past and had you thinking, "Oh, so THAT'S what happened!" For me, the beginning was a bit slow. But in the end, I couldn't stop reading it! It's a definite MUST HAVE book. In all essence, even though Icefire was my favorite, The Fire Ascending was an incredible conclusion to the Dragon Chronicles series.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 23, 2012

    O.K

    This book was ok....but it could have been tied up better

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 1, 2012

    Awesome

    Awesome bok

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 24, 2014

    :)

    I love it

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 18, 2014

    Crap

    Stinky, overall bad

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 12, 2014

    To brlow can you lend me it

    And its not boring but a kinda ine time reader

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 13, 2014

    Boring

    Only got to page 30

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 23, 2014

    So sad. Bad book i just kiidiin

    Good , though. Fewdjundxxxededr"!!2!!"":/-&-+:6#6;@:&:--$/$-722818/8//1/2"22369-(68$7$62 i am so bordddddddddd

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 9, 2014

    Gxvfs

    "I surrender goldenstar. But first eat this prey." Dragonstar said.
    "Very well." goldenstar said and ate the mouse Dragonstar gave her. Suddenly she felt deathberry poison blind her. Then she felt dog claws peirce her throught. She tried to scream but no sound came out.
    The last thing she heard was dragonstar saying "now you will never harm anyone again."

    Dragonstar returned to camp knowing it was now safe... for now

    Far away in the shadows a voice disturbed the silence. "I didnt return to the land of the living for nothing. Goldenstar may have failed me but you shouldn't Stormstar."
    "Yes Tigerstar king of the forest"

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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