The Fire Within (The Last Dragon Chronicles #1)
When David moves in with Liz and Lucy, he discovers a collection of hand crafted, clay dragons that comes to life and has magical powers. David's personalized dragon, Gadzooks, can forecast the future, and inspires him to write a story which reve...more
This wasn't exactly a dragon book, in the sense of having a dragon as a main character. It was an interestin...more
"Hrrr Durr" said that dragon. If you missed it the first time, don't worry, they'll point this out like 50 other times, because it's very poignant that the dragons are...well, special.
This book is so lame. I realize this was a much lower reading level thanI thought it would be, but even my 7 yr old niece would find this book too overly precious, tautological, and redundant. There's clay dragons that are magical and cry purple fire tears and go hrr (DONT FO...more
Chris D’lacey’s novel The Fire Within focuses on a college student names David. David’s life changed when moving in with a mother named Liz and her daughter Lucy. Lucy loves the squirrels in her backyard. The neighbor does not, Mr. Bacon tired to run the squirrels out of his yard by getting the old oak cut down. Lucy then notices that a...more
Although, it was a good fantasy book for children, it had many flaws that made the realistic world of the book, not so real. The ending was, well, more of a cliffhanger and it kind of makes you want to read the next book, because now I want to know about these special real dragons, but not as soon as possible.
This book was SLOW. Most of it was about squirrels which was a real downer, and not enough on dragons, let alone the clay dragons. David's thinking...more
Something that I really enjoyed about the book is that the author was able to keep someth...more
But disappointingly so, it's NOT what I had expected for a dragon book to be 'cause it's mainly centered on squirrels! *annoyed* I know, right?! What was the author thinking?
David is this tenant who rented a room in Elizabeth Pennykettle's household. Liz owns a bunch of clay modeled dragon figures since that's what she "does" for a living and evidently have those things unwavering around the house, mostly on shelves. They don't move but they seem very alive.
When David takes a room for rent in Liz’s and Lucy Pennykettle’s home, everything seems normal enough, except for the dragons that seem to be on every shelf in the house. David pays little mind to the clay dragons till his own dragon starts appearing in his thoughts, giving him advice for stories and seemingly predicting the future. David quickly begins to realize that the dragons are more than clay. They are real.
Finding the ad for a cheap room near his colleg...more
By: Chris D'Lacey
Report Written By: Christopher Painchaud 7F-1 Monday November 28th 2011
Ah, the Pennykettle family. They sure are one of a kind in Chris D,Lacey's book "The Fire Within", the first book of this amazing series.
David Rain is 20 years old and is going for a geography class in Scrubbly
and he needs to find somewhere to stay, and then he sees a flyer for the Pennykettle family.
So, he decides to stay there. When he arrives he meets Elizabe...more
Throughout the entirety of the novel, a prevale...more
In later books we find that David is really a world travellor with a mission to help ressurect the dragons on earth. He enlists the help of the Pennykettles, their neigh...more
I read this book after my 4th and 2nd grader...more
I really wanted to like this book. The cover is cool, the possibilities are there...but I just couldn't get into it. The Daug...more
It was just average to me. I found it hilarious, though, that the main character's name was David and he was a tenant, so naturally I picture him as David Tennant the whole time I'm reading this. But anyway. Dragons are represented in a new way this time around--and d'Lacey went for a more subtle approach to their presence. Instead of these monstrous beasties, he's d...more
'Oddly, he thought about his dragon, then; Gadzooks, sitting on the windowsill at home: a spiky silhoutte against the rain pattered glass. And, in that moment, something peculiar happened. In his mind's eye David saw Gadzooks take his pencil from his mouth and try to scribble something...more
I was hooked!!. Chris D'Lacye is very good at engaging the reader from the moment that you start reading each book. But remember that when you begin the aventure you want to read the books in order at least that is my opinion. The characters or Elizabeth Pennykettle her daughter Lucy...more
When David moves in with Elizabeth Pennykettle and her eleven-year-old daughter, Lucy, he discovers a collection of clay dragons that come to life. David's own special dragon inspires him to wrote a story, which reveals the secrets behind a mystery. In order to solve the mystery and to save his dragon, David must master the magic of the fire within--not only with his hands but also his heart.
In this book, David Rain, a college geography student, comes to Scrubbley. He finds housing at number 42 Wayward Crescent, a house with several strange characters. Liz, the sensible mom. Lucy, the daughter, who is obsessed with gray squirrels. Bonnington the cat. two squirrels, conker who has a hurt eye, and Snigger who comes from the library gardens to save Conker. Finally, Henry Bacon, the nosy neighbor that HATES squirrels.
Then that takes us to the dragons. These clay creations made by Liz ar...more
2.The reason why i pick three stars is cause the story was very well detail.There was some parts were the story ran long and place were it was slow but all and all I thought this was a pretty good book.
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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...more