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Dragonfire (Dragonfire #1)

3.73 of 5 stars 3.73  ·  rating details  ·  26 ratings  ·  4 reviews
Known and loved by readers for her adventure stories wrapped around some of history's most fascinating and turbulent times, Karleen Bradford has this time written a rich and multi-layered fantasy.On one level, Dragonfire is the action-packed story of Dahl, a stable boy who must conquer the evil Usurper to regain his kingdom. At another level, Dragonfire represents a boy's ...more
Paperback, 208 pages
Published October 1st 1998 by HarperCollins Publishers (first published September 4th 1997)
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Clichés are one thing, and they are fine. However this book was nothing but predictable.

I knew the 'big reveal'. It didn't require any brain power on my part to figure it out. This 'big reveal' has happened so many times before. Plus we were given the tell-take signs that everyone uses. Done correctly this can actually be an interesting cliché. This wasn't done correctly.

When there's such a story like this that has been done a million times before characters are important. I didn'
Oct 21, 2011 Katy rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: people who enjoy a good vs. evil fantasy story
Recommended to Katy by: JKS Communications
A unnamed stable boy, and his friend Catryn, a servant girl, are swept through a portal and back to the boy’s home world – Taun. The boy’s name is Dahl, and he is the rightful king of Taun, hidden away on Earth until he was discovered by the emissary of the Usurper. Now Dahl, along with his Protector – a shape-shifting wizard – and Catryn must find a way to defeat the Usurper and take back his kingdom, freeing his people from the bonds of evil and slavery.

This is a highly entertaining book, writ
Allegra Hailey Green
I am not usually one for fantasy novels, but this was on my school's reading list. This is a fantasy novel anyone can enjoy because the characters and their struggles are so relatable even though they are on an amazing other-world adventure. The writing is well-paced and keeps you turning the pages.
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