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

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

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by Chris d'Lacey
     
 

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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…  See more details below

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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 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:
9780545504584
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
07/01/2012
Series:
Last Dragon Chronicles Series , #7
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
576
Sales rank:
175,414
File size:
1 MB
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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The Fire Ascending 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 75 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Can't wait!!!! I've read each book 35 times already. Can't wait.
FlowerBM More than 1 year ago
Amazing!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love the last drgon series
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
On page 305 he /she said ' whats your fave charcter Gadzooks is cooooooool pluse I like dragons and magic and Gadzooks gas both pluse more he won me over
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love it
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Stinky, overall bad
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
And its not boring but a kinda ine time reader
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It is a good book I am I chose to read it.
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These are awseome books i can't wait to read this one!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This series is spellbinding i love lucy and david is my idol
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Do NOT spoil this book please. Awesome12344
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Hillo
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First of all, may I say this was a great book. Realy enjoyed the series and still sad to see it end. On to the connection. I was watching the movie Zombieland today and when I saw the teenage girl (I can't remember her name right now), I instantly thought of Zanna. Both have a dark, somewhat gothic mood, but are beautiful, in a mysterious (sorry, first word that popped into my mind) sort of way. All I can say is HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR...
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