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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
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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.
Throughout the entirety of the novel, a prevale...more
The book suffers from a semi-common JF fiction problem of the characters acting weir...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
This wasn't exactly a dragon book, in the sense of having a dragon as a main character. It was an interestin...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.
Now, for the actual review. Who doesn't like dragons ? And that's exactly what the book is filled with to the brim. A twenty year old college student named David moves into the Pennykettle household as a temporary tenant. There he meets Liz, the single mother who works as a potter and creates clay dragons t...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
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
Why the fucking hell is a book advertised as a dragon book about a squirrel???
Anyway I was intrigued by the clay dragons and all the other mysterious goings on. But then the book started focusing on that stupid squirrel. It just went on and on, pages of shit about that squirrel! I was a hairs inch away from giving this up! A total waste of fucking time!
At the end things started heating up dragon-wise. But the best part was when...more
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
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
I reread this to give it a second chance because I knew what to expect the second time around. I think the sequ...more
Since this is written for a much younger audience, David, the main character, is less mature than most college students. The characters are not deve...more
It's okay for young readers w...more
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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