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The Fire Eternal (The Last Dragon Chronicles Series #4)

The Fire Eternal (The Last Dragon Chronicles Series #4)

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by Chris d'Lacey

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A new magic is stirring beneath the surface of the Earth....

Five years have passed since David Rain, now a bestselling author, disappeared mysteriously in the Arctic. And slowly the ice is changing, bears are starving, dragons are rising, the souls of the Inuit dead are haunting the skies. The spirit Gaia, goddess of the Earth, is restless, aching


A new magic is stirring beneath the surface of the Earth....

Five years have passed since David Rain, now a bestselling author, disappeared mysteriously in the Arctic. And slowly the ice is changing, bears are starving, dragons are rising, the souls of the Inuit dead are haunting the skies. The spirit Gaia, goddess of the Earth, is restless, aching to bring down her might upon these changes. But all living things may suffer if she does.

As the weather grows wilder and the ice caps melt, all eyes turn from the north to David's daughter, Alexa. She is the key to stopping Gaia...but can one girl save the world from the forces of evil, or will she disappear like her father?

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Kathleen Foucart
The fourth book in the "Dragons" series picks up story threads begun in previous books, bringing the story arc forward. Zanna is still trying to get over the death of her partner, David Rain, while raising their little daughter Alexa. Yet her part-sister Lucy refuses to believe that David is actually dead, and that he somehow survived that disastrous day in the Arctic. She points to his still-living dragons as proof, but no one will listen. When her theory receives no support from her sister or mother Liz, Lucy enlists the help of Tam Ferrel, a reporter with an interest in David's disappearance after the publication of his bestselling children's books. Meanwhile, in the Arctic, three polar bears are on a quest to save the world and one of them has a deep secret that affects the rest of the characters. Fans of the series up to this point will enjoy the continuation of the lives of their favorite characters and the many secrets that begin to reveal themselves through the course of the novel. However, the book does not stand alone well, with many sections being hard to follow without already knowing something about the world and characters. Reviewer: Kathleen Foucart
School Library Journal

Gr 5-8

In this sequel to Fire Star (Orchard, 2007), university student David Rain has disappeared on a research trip to the Arctic and is presumed dead. His landlady, Liz Pennykettle; her daughter, Lucy; and his girlfriend, Zanna, mother to his five-year-old daughter, are devastated. Lucy is convinced that David is not dead and is determined to find him. She contacts a local journalist, Tam Farrell (read Lin?) to help her. Her potter mother's clay dragons are real and can come alive. Meanwhile, powerful alien beings called the Fain, who use mind control to gain power, have returned to Earth. They had used this planet as a breeding ground for dragons, but all of the original dragons have been destroyed except Gawain, who lies sleeping in a rock waiting to be awakened to activate the Fire Eternal, or creation force. An evil offshoot of the Fain, the Ix, wants to harness the force for evil. Wise polar bears, an ancient witch/raven, a shape-shifting cat, Arthurian imagery, and a terrifying "darkling" all contribute to a wild, sometimes confusing ride. Threats of global warming and ecological disaster frame the action. Readers will need to read all of the books in the series in order to grasp the evolution of the plot. The characters, with their various magical abilities, are well drawn, and the collection of G-named clay dragons, each with a special job, provides a whimsical touch. A worthy addition to books on dragon lore.-Quinby Frank, Green Acres School, Rockville, MD

Product Details

Gardners Books
Publication date:
Last Dragon Chronicles Series , #4
Age Range:
9 - 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 Eternal (The Last Dragon Chronicles Series #4) 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 157 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved everything anout this book but I especially loved the ending and I'm not gonna be a spoiler but the ending melted my heart. I love Alexa and Zanna and I also think Tam and Lucy should go out cause I mean he jumps through vertecs to ehat coulf be certain death for her which I think is so romantic. If you haved read all 3 first books continue I almost did not want to continue cause of Dabid and all but in this book micles happen and not everything is what it seems
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
i loved this book and can't wait for the next one!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hey this book rocks!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a great book from the start. Non-stop action & very interesting to follow the story line to the end. I read this book in a weekend because it was a book that I just couldn't put down.
SammyTheSquirrel More than 1 year ago
I think The Fire Eternal is a great book! More people should read it. It's very exiting and a quick read! I also recommend reading the rest of the series, but in order. It's a great series!
Snowywhisker More than 1 year ago
I'm amazed at how fast this series has grown. From thin children's book to very large(and very heavy) teen/kid book, it's impressed me, made me laugh and made me cry. If you don't like a fiction twist on real life, then don't read the whole series. But if you do like that kind of stuff, it's amazing. You'll love it, I promise you. And you know, I bet you your favorite character will become...

Uh, actually, that might spoil everything.
Guest More than 1 year ago
WOW! This book had to be the best in the whole series. There was suspense, drama, mysteries, and a great ending. I can't wait for the 5th book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is 'hands down' the best book in the David Rain series! The mystery and suspence of the story is thriiling! It makes you think, every sentence, about what's going to happen next. The details are great, the setting is perfect, I can't name one mistake this book has in it and I've read it seven times! I'm already trying to get the next book in the series 'Dark Fire?' on hold. This book is pure genius and Chris D' Lacey is the best author in the world from my point of view!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a thrilling series and Chris D'lacey captivates you more with every book. It's not just some dumb fantasy dragon book, it's a mystery of the arctic with characters that change in each book. It's fun and I have read this series like a trillion times. I wish i owned Snigger and the Nutbeast and White Fire. My favorite characters are Lucy and David. And don't forget Snigger! hrrrrr!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book had the kind of mystery that I loved in The Fire Within, but still had the type of fantasy from Icefire and Fire Star. I read The Fire Within on recommendation from a friend, and ended up spending whole weekends just sitting and reading these books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed the book. Still sad about david being gone
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Omg best book in a decade aka all my life!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is the best in the series. If you wanna read a book, read this one but first read the first three books then read this awesome one. ITS SWEET!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was awsome
Guest More than 1 year ago
I LOOOOOOOOOOOOOVe this book so far its long and discriptive its like im actually in the places the book discribs its sooooo cool!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I know I told you what first happens in the other Last Dragon Series reveiws I did so i'm not going to tell you anything now. I'm just going to say BEST BOOK SO FAR IN THE SERIES!!!! THE BEST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!If you read the books: The Fire Within (1st book), IceFire (2nd book) andFire Star (3rd book) in this order... Go On! What are you waiting for! read.........THE FIRE ETERNAL!!!!P.S Im reading the 5th book Dark Fire. The best of the best!! My reveiw for that book is just one word......AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
DragonBoy More than 1 year ago
These books are one of the best Dragon books out there. It has a creative plot, interesting characters, and dragons with thier very own personality. I highly recomend. do not miss out on the whole series. "The Fire Within, Firestar, IceFire, The Fire Eternal, DarkFire, and FireWorld". Love these books.
Anabeth More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. I always am trying to get my friends to read the book too.
julie14JD More than 1 year ago
it is very interesting and a very nice looking book I definitely recommend this book.
CJZ1993 More than 1 year ago
I will say that Chris D'Lacey did an amazing job on this book and I was just too caught up in the story that I barely remembered to do other things than read. I recommend this book, not only to kids and teens but also, to the parents. I learnt some facts of the northern part of the world by just reading this book. I will also say that even though this was the last book of the Dragon Fire Series i'm extremely curious to find out what would happen next, if the story kept going on.
kaitlyn97 More than 1 year ago
I'm halfway through this book but I already love it!! i was so excited when i finally started to read it last night i can't believe that 5 years have gone by! this book answers your questions from the previous book, Fire Star. has action,fantasy, and is one of the best books i've ever read!! Chris D'lacey is a fantastic author! I can't wait until dark fire comes out
Perseus-The-Hydra-Slayer More than 1 year ago
So far im in the middle of the book and i love it! Very good book, plotline , characters, and most of all it sends a message about the harm of global watming within the story. I also Reccomend the First 3 books in the series: The Fire Within, Icefire , and Fire Star! I cant wait till Dark Fire comes out!
Jetpack333 More than 1 year ago
IDC that it says for kids 8-12 or w/e it was good n i am older than that..
anyways Sweet book hope 4 a 5th book 2 come soon Loved the ending leaves u on a hook. Also i want to know what happened 2 the squirrel from the 1st book since i though squirrels dont live very long.. Any ways what happens to Liz and her baby boy n side of her. what does Gwilanna do with the heart of the darkling and the tear of the dragon. why did she go to Scotland anyways? anyways good fantasy dragons myths and leaves u hanging. I want to read more and more to fill my craving for this series..