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The Fire Ascending (The Last Dragon Chronicles #7)

4.24  ·  Rating Details  ·  2,330 Ratings  ·  147 Reviews
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 rewri
Hardcover, 464 pages
Published April 1st 2012 by Orchard (NY) (first published 2012)
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Dec 05, 2015 Jen rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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Jun 02, 2013 Rhys rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Before the secrets of the tapestry of the battle of Isenfier can be discovered, first, we must tell of the legendary Agawin, a young boy in the prehistory of time, when dragons still roamed this earth in all their magnificence. He shall tell of the quest for the last dragon, Galen, and his guard high up the mountain peaks of Kasgerden, ready to shed his fire tear and return his auma to the eternal fire of Gaia. But before even that comes his battle
Sep 06, 2014 Elly rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Words cannot even comprehend the beauty and enchantment that lies within this book. The Last Dragon Chronicles has been my favourite series for many years, and I suspect it will remain that way for a long time. This novel is gripping, venturing into history and the true past that has inspired almost every event up until now. Whilst heartbreaking at times, it leaves you satisfied with the knowledge you have. A brilliant conclusion to a magical series. I will never forget the way these books chang ...more
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Mar 24, 2015 20palsgrovea rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Imagine if the world you live in was the exact same as it is now. Simple right? Now imagine that same reality, but with a hidden world of dragons. Dragons that can walk, talk, fix objects, make potions, see all, hear all, read, write, and of course fly and breathe fire. That is the world David Rain, Zanna Martindale, Tam Ferrell Elizabeth, Arthur, and Lucy Pennykettle all live in. The dragons are starting to repopulate our home and with them the Ix, evil being who wish to rule the earth. David, ...more
May 05, 2014 GeeGee rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The end is finally here, its been a bit of a roller-coaster and sometimes aggravatingly confusing but what an ending!!! Considering the last penultimate book was set in an alternate world, you easily slip back into a the original characters and some new ones. I wont lie, I got confused, I got angry and I cried more than once. I started these books when I was eight and soon it would be over. It was only after that I realised that you read the first one when you're fairly young and as you get olde ...more
Brianna V
The last book in the Last Dragon Chronicles series and I just can’t handle this…too many feels. I started reading this series when I was ten years old and I’ve kept reading as the books were released. My love of dragons didn’t begin with these books but it certainly helped it grow. These books made me look at writing and creativity differently as David Rain wrote and changed reality or Liz crafted dragons out of clay. I love these stories how I love Harry Potter because the stories grew with me ...more
May 13, 2012 Emilee rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I can honestly say I've grown up with these books since I picked up The Fire Within at a Barnes & Noble in eighth grade (I just got done with my junior year of college). I know for me personally, I feel like these books have grown with me, starting out pretty innocently and becoming more serious as they went on. This was a great conclusion to an awesome series. At first I was confused that the focus was on backstory, but I came to enjoy the perspective and it really helped you understand the ...more
Jan 13, 2016 Nipun rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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Jessica Hansen
I loved this series a lot but this ending was a bit of a let down. I have been told by numerous people to read the whole series in order (I don't normally) so I did but I still didn't really understand all if it. It seems to have been written the way it was to make Fireworld make sense but all the chopping and changing time lines just confuses it. I loved the earlier books and,by itself, Fireworld but this book just fell a little flat. I was more confused by this than the Lord of the rings which ...more
May 18, 2012 Krista rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have been reading this series for the past five years, since fourth grade, when I got the first few books, to now, with a week until my last day of eighth grade. It will be hard to leave the series behind.
I loved everything about this book. EVERYTHING!!! The only thing that I didn't like was the fact that it's the last book in the series!
I will never forget them... Hrrrrrrr...
Sean Cozart
Apr 20, 2016 Sean Cozart rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I think this last book of this series was a lot better than others. I believe it really went off topic from the first book and it is DEFINITELY not for kids. Parents this may be a children's book but it has some adult content and I'd recommended thinking about it before letting your kids read this. The only book I believe is safe is the first one.

The book itself is also really confusing but you'll piece it together. I mention that this book was better than others in the series. Books 2-5 were no
Cahil Yazar
Jun 25, 2011 Cahil Yazar rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I hope that this one is about the real David and Zanna, not David and Rosa. And why did he have that happen? was it the world that came when they were all vaporized? Was it a probable reality of slightly different versions of David and Zanna and Arthur and Liz and the rest?
Anonymous bob
May 13, 2014 Anonymous bob rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was one of the best books I have ever read. It started in the olden days when Agawin was saving Grella from the Ix. The best thing about this book is that is has to do with the time line. Agawin falls off the same cliff twice. The first time he gets teleported to the future. The second time he gets saved by fire birds and gets turned into Alexa, the main characters daughter. The problem in this book is that Gwilana changes the past which changes the future. In the end Gwila
Raven Stormbringer
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Adam Chatfield
Feb 20, 2015 Adam Chatfield rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Fire Ascending takes place centuries prior to the other books in the series. It starts with the story of Agawin, a cave boy who becomes the key figure in the destiny of the dragons. It connects Agawin’s life to the lives of David and Zanna in the distant future, and also succeeds in connecting the universe of Co:pern:ica to the other 2 universes. This was an amazing conclusion to the Last Dragon Chronicles. I really enjoyed the ties that this book managed to make to the other universes and t ...more
Aug 01, 2012 Mondo rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The ending to my favorite book series ever. Everything about it was beautifully crafted. The only thing I don't like is that there won't be anymore pennykettle dragons after this. Hrrrrr.
Sarah Wood
Jul 20, 2014 Sarah Wood rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
....How do you describe a book like that? Well, you can't. Not even it you wrote a review with a dragon's claw. There's just to much to this book to describe it in a few paragraphs. All I can tell you is that it has changed me. It shows your mind a new way of life... Okay that was cheesy, let's try again.

The author wraps everything up so cleanly and beautifully you can't help but marvel at this book. It is a work of art that will always be in my heart and mind. Okay this is way to corny. So spa
Tayler K
I really don't know what to say. For one thing, having finished this series when I started it about 10 years ago is something to be remarked on. That I vaguely plan to read it all in a row someday is more noteworthy still, as I rarely reread things and doing so with The Last Dragon Chronicles will place it among the ranks of Narnia, Harry Potter, and the Truth series by Dawn Cook.

As for the individual book, I don't really know what to say. Though not as different from the rest of the series as
Aug 07, 2015 Amber rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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Apr 13, 2014 Maria rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Some possible spoilers ahoy!

The epic conclusion to the series. Finally, we get to see how the battle at Scuffenbury turns out. We get to catch up with David, Zanna and all the others. Or not. Well, not exactly.

This book instead tells us how it all began. The back stories of Gwilanna, and in turn Agawin, who was not supposed to be in the time line to begin with, if I'm not mistaken. This turns out to be a very engaging story and Gwilanna, which I really couldn't stand throughout the previous book
Mar 16, 2014 Linnaea rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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All you people who gave this book less than 5 stars, how are you so insensitive?!?!??!? I LOVELOVELOVE this book!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It is (for me) up there with harry potter and Aragon!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So it isn't everything you wanted... BIG DEAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The author can't please everyone,so, he decided to please 99.999999999999999 % of people!!!!!!!!!!!! I give this book 100000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000 x a gazillion stars !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ...more
Jul 05, 2012 Brandon rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book was amazing. I've been following this series for so many years, I've felt almost as if I've grown up reading them. The Fire Ascending was a great addition to the series, but I felt that it lingered on Agawin a bit too much--even though he's a pretty important character and all, my main reason for reading the book was to continue the story of David Rain. David has gone though SO many changes throughout the series, starting off as a simple college guy that was great with children, into s ...more
Jun 03, 2012 Roger rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Fire Ascending
By Chris D'Lacey
May 2012

The book is split into 10 parts with each telling a different part of the story. The first few are about the origins of one of the main characters that has been a mystery in the previous books. The next few are about an alternate timeline caused by the bad guys winning a battle in the future and then travel to the past and change everything. The main characters then have to fix this and they all are either taken to the past by the bad guys or wer
Sly Sparrow
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I found with the last two books Chris had over done it, with the time traveling and world jumping (or whatever you want to call it) was a big let down the only reason I kept on reading the books after Fire World was because I thought he was experimenting with the other world and would go back to the normal series, not every one has been abducted by the IX (or whatever, b
Aug 09, 2013 Geneva rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Jonathan Beckett
May 13, 2012 Jonathan Beckett rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Wow. This is my favorite novel series ever and it has finally come to an end. Although I will say that it is not as great as a few other books in the series, I would say it's right up there. A true epic conclusion to an epic fantasy series that has come a long way in terms of plot from the first book to the epic final book.
Like the other books and the series in general, the fire ascending is a very complex book. You DO NOT want to start the series at this point obviously. Read the other
Nov 04, 2013 Elizabeth rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Gawain has been captured and the evil Ix has created an army to gain control. Gawain is even forced into serving by looking for the dark energy deep within the earth. The Pennykettle dragons look for help and summon David Rain and Rosa to help. Rosa has been learning some ways of communicating past scenes with the dragons and refuses to be left behind. She has the ability to draw but her pictures are from the past that they have transported to in order to save Gawain or his tear. The dragon's te ...more
Christa Lane
"updated version*

“A great book should leave you with many experiences, and slightly exhausted at the end. You live several lives while reading.”
― William Styron, Conversations with William Styron

This is typically one of the most perfect quotes to go with this series for me. I mean every time I picked up one of these bad boys and started reading it was like I was living another persons life, and when I finally put down this last book in The Last Dragon Chronicles I sat there and just thought
Ok so not entirely sure how I feel about this final installment. It's not all I'd hoped it would be. But it wasn't a tragic parting for which I'm not sure about.
I'll be honest I haven't read Fire world (book ~6) but I know what happens in it from reading things online. So I get the gist of what's happened and I just needed to know what happened at the end and I just I kind of feel empty about it. There was just something missing, leaving a huge whole in the midst :(
I really liked the telling of
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He was born in Valetta, Malta, but as a child moved first to Leicester and then to Bolton. After gaining a degree in biology from the University of York, he returned to Leicester and got a job at the University of Leicester in their Pre-Clinical Sciences department.
Originally his writing was confined to songs and he didn't turn to fiction until he was 32. His first piece of work was a 250,000 word
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Other Books in the Series

The Last Dragon Chronicles (7 books)
  • The Fire Within (The Last Dragon Chronicles, #1)
  • Icefire (The Last Dragon Chronicles, #2)
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