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Dragon Outcast (Age of Fire #3)

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The young, nameless Copper dragon was an outcast from his own kind, but he survived his trials by fire to prove himself equal to any enemy-and to finally take his place among those who abandoned him.
ebook, 1st Edition, 368 pages
Published December 1st 2007 by Roc
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Jonathan Werts
Feb 10, 2015 Jonathan Werts rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Dragon Champion, Age of Fire #2, is the last good book in this series.

The copper dragon is a Mary Sue. Horrible things happen to him, then he almost magically overcomes them. Vampiric blood rites are a disgustingly common part of this novel. I started reading this series for dragons, not for the chapters on chapters of blood drinking.

The plot isn't all bad. This book doesn't ruin the series. I could have given it a two star rating on its own. Unfortunately, #4 does ruin the series, and if I'd kn
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Kerian Halcyon
Dec 08, 2015 Kerian Halcyon rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
Arguably, I think this is probably my favorite book out of the original trilogy. While Auron was busy trying to find more of his own kind, and Wistala was busy trying to avenge her family, the Copper was trying to deal with his guilt (no spoilers) as well as trying to deal with being doubly outcast; driven out by his family as well as the rest of the world. Surprisingly this part of the world where the Age of Fire series takes place got my attention far more than the great Inland Sea, ancient Hy ...more
J.T.
May 17, 2015 J.T. rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
Mr. Knight very effectively manages to get me to empathise with Rugaard, using literary methods which in the hands of lesser authors would definitely have turned me off. The angst and pain Rugaard goes through are definitely warranted and not cheapened, thrown away or shrugged off. In all, this was a reasonably good read, and I agree the series is highly underrated as a whole.

What I liked:
-Rugaard's character development is much more extensively detailed than AuRon's or Wistala's; we're not only
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Adelaide Metzger
In the recent past, I’ve found it difficult to review sequels or books in an ongoing series because sometimes plots can get repetitive or thinned out after the first installment. That isn’t completely true here with the first three of E.E. Knight’s Age of Fire series.

The first one was a great introduction to the series and stayed true to the praises that supported it--it was a great adventure but, with me being sensitive, I knocked back a star or two for the animalistic brutality of the main ch
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Laura
Aug 23, 2013 Laura rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Dragon Outcast is the story of the Copper (later: Rugaard), the outcast of the clutch, sibling to Auron and Wistala. Crippled at birth and cast out by his family (only one male per clutch survives), he seeks revenge through dwarves... who betray him and slaughter his family before his eyes. Fleeing to the Lower World, the Copper finds a family in the form of the dragons of the Lavadome; however, political unease makes it a dangerous place for those who oppose certain dragons.

This book was noth
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noodle
Jan 15, 2009 noodle rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: people who like dragons.
Recommended to noodle by: Chris
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Amy
Aug 04, 2011 Amy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, dragons, own-it, magic
The Copper wasn't quite so bad (or evil) as his siblings make him out to be, but they also wouldn't have a good grasp on what he's been through. Granted, he's also not a very nice dragon to those he doesn't like, but you can't really blame him considering everything he goes through.

The Lavadome dragons made me want to throttle them a few times, but I'm sure that's what Mr. Knight was going for. He certainly succeeded at setting up a corrupted, lazy society of dragons.

Overall, a good read.
Brayden Quesada
Jan 20, 2015 Brayden Quesada rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Dragon Outcast by E.E. Knight, follows the story of RuGaard a dragon hatchling banished from his nest. I read this book under the recommendation and gifting of a friend, and honestly I was not disappointed.
In Dragon Outcast, a young copper dragon makes a dire decision once banished from his nest, and ends up having to venture far away from his home. With the aid of cave bats, he finds his way to the Lava Dome, and haven for dragons and a home for royal decent. He is accepted into the royal line
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Ryan Fong
Jan 29, 2016 Ryan Fong rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: dragons
Ah, the story of the final sibling in the Age of Fire series. First, I want to note that 2 stars means it was ok, not actually bad, according to goodreads rating. I know my first reaction on seeing 2/5 stars would be thinking it's not good so the rating is a little misleading.

Second, I'll mention that Dragon Outcast was basically I, Claudius with dragons. Not saying that's necessarily a good or bad thing, just that the story will sound very familiar to people who know it. I won't get into the sp
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Benjamin
Oct 31, 2014 Benjamin rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I think this book had a lot of the strengths of the previous two books in the series with less of the problems. For the first third of the book, I really just wanted to give the main character a hug or some encouragement, but it was great to see him develop from a very miserable and lowly place to the places of great power and honor later in the book (and go through all the drama, intrigue, and danger that accompanied the journey. It felt like a long journey with a good friend and I'm more excit ...more
Bogdan Gavriliuc
Nov 11, 2011 Bogdan Gavriliuc rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
I'd recommend this to anyone who loves dragons.

This one was different from the first two (they are all different in some respect).
First off, you really get to sympathize for the treacherous copper, you learn his side of it all.
To put it in perspective, from very early on, he has a crippled limb, an injured eye, an injured wing, later he loses a toe, and a good chunk of his hide, etc.
This poor thing can hardly fight or fly, yet still finds somehow to keep up his end. His thinking for the most
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Jonathan Beckett
Alongside the first one this is one of the finest books of the series I have ever read. You really do sypathize for The Copper in this book. It has a very different tone in the early part of the book as you follow this young exiled hatchling than the other 2 before it. Like the others before it this book restarts the events of the first and second except this time in the perspective of the nameless Copper. You really end up sympathizing for this poor dragon not only for his loss of a family but ...more
Ashley
Jan 31, 2013 Ashley rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
An exceptional installment of the Age of Fire series, Dragon Outcast takes us down to the lowest pits of draconic society. Maimed by his brother and cast out by his family, the copper, the first male hatchling on the egg shelf, seems to have been born under unkindly stars, for misfortune follows him wherever he goes. Shunned by his family, he leads a pitiful existence, scrounging around in the garbage heaps for meager scrapings and living in the cold depths of the Lower World. Nameless and lamed ...more
J.F.R. Coates
Jan 07, 2015 J.F.R. Coates rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Now it's the turn of the nameless Copper to tell his tale, and I think this is the best of the bunch.
Copper starts off as a coward, betraying his family to better his miserable life, but when he is in turn betrayed, his life only gets worse. His life is one of ridicule and adversity, and this is what makes such a fascinating story to read.
Some excellent characters in here, and mixed in with Knight's wonderful portrayal of draconic society, I am really interested to know where the series continue
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Kristian
Mar 03, 2016 Kristian rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It was a little confusing at first. I have not read the previous books in the series, but as I continued the "Copper" grew on me. I liked experiencing the story through the dragon's perspective and learned about the dragons, races, and other creatures through its perspective with it. I will probably pick up the other two and read them to see how they are. Very enjoyable.
Dan
Dec 02, 2014 Dan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I rather enjoyed coppers (Rugaard) side of things. I find myself liking him yet feeling he has much to learn like his two other siblings. Will the three sibling find each other in the next book and if so will they be able learn from each others experiences and find some common ground?

Nena
Dec 24, 2012 Nena rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'm not much for Science Fiction stuff, but this series holds my attention. Each book is told from the POV of one of three dragons belonging to the same "shelf" (siblings, if you will). You get to experience this particular world through three separate sets of eyes. This particular book is told from the POV of the Copper dragon, who remains nameless for a majority of the book. He lost the battle between he and the only other male on their "shelf", so he was rejected altogether... Because Knight ...more
Clicque
Dec 04, 2014 Clicque marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
"Je suis dsole, dragonnet. Tu es banni. Tu devras apprendre survivre seul. " Tel est l'accueil rserv au jeune dragon cuivr peine sorti de l'?uf. Priv de nom, estropi tandis qu'il combat son frre pour devenir le champion de leur niche, le voici abandonn par ses parents. Sous la menace de nains appts par l'or, il sauve sa propre vie en trahissant ceux qui l'ont rejet... et paiera pour cela un prix qu'il n'aurait jamais pu imaginer. Exil, il entreprend un incroyable priple pour dcouvrir la retrai ...more
Lori
Aug 18, 2010 Lori rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Lori by: brother
Shelves: fantasy-sci-fi
The third of a series telling the story from a dragon's viewpoint. I didn't like it as well as the first two. It's hard for me to actually articulate why. This story is about the 3rd young dragon of a clutch of eggs who gets booted out of the family due to his brother dominating in a fight. As he grows and goes on w/ life he comes across an entire "city" of dragons w/ social stratospheres the way humans have. Everything is exactly as if this were a castle w/ the King and Queen and all the levels ...more
Kellie Swearingen
As equally masterful as any of the series, Dragon Outcast is on the political side, with the plot having a lot of drama. I don't typically like books with a lot of diplomacy and drama but this was written in a way where I still enjoyed it.
Becca
The third installment of the Age of Fire series was very well written. I was sucked into the story immediately, which was awesome considering the amount of time that passed between reading #2 and #3. Knight has developed a really well rounded character in The Copper. I'm glad to finely see the end of the Dragonblade which had me wondering what happened to him in the first two books. The story so far has definitely left me wondering what is going to happen when the sibling dragons all meet up aga ...more
Rosie
Oct 03, 2009 Rosie rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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Oliver
Jan 13, 2014 Oliver rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: dragons
Found this one in 2007 in a bookstore, by itself. Didn't know much about the rest of the series for several more years, but this one alone captured my imagination. This book is much more worn and weathered than the other five in the series on my shelf, and not just because it's older than the rest. The story is my favorite. The lonely, outcast Copper getting lost and in his roundabout way finding a massive, hidden community of dragons, one of the last on earth... It's a really inspiring story. T ...more
Kooskia
May 20, 2016 Kooskia rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
My favourite book of the series, with a stunning portrayal of a all-dragon society. Really the perfect book for fans of dragons.
Ryan Szesny
What drew me to this series was the unique point of view: that of the dragons. The dragons seem too human in this for me.
Aravinda
Less engaging than the previous novels by far, but still an interesting concept.
Pauline
Probably my least favorite of this series so far.
Karen
Jan 13, 2015 Karen rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Excellent read!
F.J. Hansen
My least favorite of the series, but still very good. I couldn't help but to sympathize with the Copper. Indeed, in the beginning, when he is exiled, I could really feel his pain. I enjoyed following in his journey and beat the odds stacked against him. I liked the relationship between the Copper and Rhea, the Human girl, even if it doesn't beat the one between Auron and Heiba in the first book.

The climax felt a little weak to me, but the Copper's speech at the end made up for it. That gave me
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Brandy
Nov 15, 2011 Brandy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own, fantasy
The series is really ramping up in this third installment of the Age of Fire. I feel like I really understand the copper outcast and of the three siblings his trials and tribulations seemed the most raw & realistic. I understand how the challenges he has faced can create the character he becomes and empathize with the tough choices he is often forced to make. Even if he isn't a "good" guy...you still fall in love with the scrapper who never ever quits and won't let anyone else quit either.
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