The sequel to the #1 New York Times Bestseller!
It's now been two years since Ben and Firedrake defeated Nettlebrand and rescued the silver dragons. Both boy and dragon have finally found homes, but they must live hundreds of miles apart and can only see each other every once in a while.
During one such visit, news reaches Ben, the Greenblooms, and their friends that the last Pegasus in the world has been discovered. The legendary horse has three unhatched eggs with him, but the only way they'll ever hatch and continue the survival of this incredible magical species is to place them under a griffin's feather. But griffins are the most dangerous creatures in the world, and their mortal enemies are dragons...
Ben has vowed not to tell Firedrake about his quest, to protect him. But as he and the Greenbloom team set off for a remote island where the terrible griffins are rumored to live, he may just need the help of his best friend and dragon...
About the Author
Cornelia Funke is the internationally acclaimed, bestselling author of The Thief Lord, Dragon Rider, and the Inkheart trilogy, along with many other chapter and picture books for younger readers. She lives in Los Angeles, California, in a house filled with books.
Hometown:Los Angeles, CA
Date of Birth:December 10, 1958
Place of Birth:Dorsten, Germany
Education:University of Hamburg
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Hi. I really like the Dragon Rider books 1 and 2 you made. I give your books all the stars because they became the best and favorite books about dragons I have ever read next to Wings of Fire. Firedrake is my favorite character of the story and I really want to know what his next adventure will be and who is he going to save. Please Cornelia, if you can make another book I would really love to read it. This would be the best story ever. Thank you.
It has been two years since Ben and Firedrake’s last adventure. Both have found a home but separated by distance. Ben has found a home with the Greenblooms on their preserve while Firedrake lives in Nepal. Firedrake comes to visit with Ben but this comes at the wrong time. The last Pegasus in the world has just lost his mate but he has three foals still in eggs. Time is short while Ben goes on an adventure to find a griffin and convince it to give him it’s feather so they can use it to hatch the foals. But Griffins are dangerous and hate other magical creatures, especially dragons. Ben will learn that although he was trying to keep Firedrake out of this quest he will need Firedrakes help after all. I didn’t read the first book in the series and was completely lost when I first started listening to this book. I’m sure that extra information would have made this a better read. Having said that, this was a good story with lots of magical creatures (my favorite part), a great adventure with many twists and turns, and several great messages about taking care of the world and the creatures in it. I was lucky enough to get an audio book version of this book for review. Mark Thompson and Cornelia Funke do an amazing job narrating the story. Once I figured out what was going on it was so easy to fall into the story and hard to leave. This is a great story for mid grade readers and older that anyone will like/love. I do recommend reading the first book in the series which is what I will be doing to catch up on what I missed. I received a complimentary copy of this book. I voluntarily chose to read and post an honest review.
In Cornelia Funke's first book in "The Dragon Rider" series, she introduced the beautiful silver dragon Firedrake. This fascinating dragon goes on a quest to find a safe home for the herd of dragons he has lived with, as humans were infringing on their home. Accompanying him on his journey was a brownie named Sorrel, a unique furry cat-like creature, and a human boy named Ben who becomes Firedrake’s dragon rider. Together they find the mythical place called The Rim of Heaven, a place thought to not exist. However, through their unrelenting friendship they find The Rim of Heaven, which will become the home for the dragons. They also manage to defeat the dragons' mortal enemy, a fierce golden dragon named Nettelbrand. Now, Firedrake and Ben are faced with another challenge, to help save the lives of Pegasus foals, the last ones known to be on this Earth. However, Pegasus' eggs are extremely delicate and these young foals had unfortunately lost their mother. It was her care that would help the eggs to grow, but now without her Ben and Firedrake have to find another way to help these foals. A family called the Greenblooms, who had helped them search for and find The Rim of Heaven, come to their aid once again to find a solution. After all of their research they find only one remedy, to use the golden feather of a griffin, as these feathers have the unique ability to make the Pegasus eggs grow, and in turn save the lives of the foals. Unfortunately, griffins are really not at all friendly animals, and they have a particular hatred for Pegasus in particular. They fancy themselves as the ultimate master's of the sky, so they do not take kindly to any other winged creature flying in what they deem as their territory. Of course, this presents another obstacle as Firedrake is a winged creature as well, so the griffins may have double the reason not to help them. No matter what, however, Firedrake and the others must try, or risk losing the species of Pegasus forever. This story has so many wonderful characters that are perfect for a pre-teen book. From the mighty dragon, to a mouse that pilots her own plane, this book is filled with characters that fill the imagination. I loved being surprised in every chapter as Ben and Firedrake would meet someone new and author Cornelia Funke would then expertly weave a unique background for each of them, creating a fantastic series. Quill says: A fantastic read and I can't wait for the next installment.