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Ferno The Fire Dragon

(Beast Quest #1)

3.95  ·  Rating details ·  2,872 ratings  ·  279 reviews
Six fearsome beasts have been cast under an evil spell by the Dark Wizard Malvel, and are destroying the kingdom of Avantia. Our hero Tom and his friend Elenna must free the beasts from the spell and save the land. Let the battle commence!
Paperback, 128 pages
Published 2007 by Orchard Books
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Amara Tanith
If you, like I, were worried that Adam Blade's Beast Quest would be an extremely black-and-white adventure series about children pointlessly slaughtering Always Chaotic Evil "monsters", you can stop worrying. It's not quite that bad. Rather, it's a series in which two preteens, Tom and Elenna of Avantia, go on a quest to save the mythological Beasts--guardians of Avantia--from the brainwashing powers of Devimon's Black Gears. Wait, no--that's the Digimon Emperor's Control Spires. No! The Shikon ...more
May 16, 2019 rated it it was ok
Pretty simplistic children's book, i'm obviously not the intended audience but i have a hard time believing i would have liked this much if i was a kid. ...more
This book is very short (only 78 pages, double-spaced, and including some nice illustrations). It's the first book in a series, but could easily have been the first part of a longer book. That said, I think it's a great book for young readers who might not be that interested in reading, or don't wish to devote much time to reading per sitting.

Tom is a young blacksmith who dreams of doing more, so when his town is threatened by some mysterious force that's burning the land, he goes to the king to
Clare O'Beara
Young readers may like this tale of heroic deeds and strange animals.

A boy called Tom has to go on a quest to save the land of Avantia. The spell cast by an evil wizard is causing the fire dragon to damage the land. Normally he protects the south of the land and the water supply from the river. Tom doesn't want to kill the mighty dragon, just return him to normal, but that means great danger. He meets a girl called Elenna in a forest and life gets easier with two to do the thinking and work.

Sep 26, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book was amazing! It was fillled with action. This book was a just right book for me beacuse I loved the book and I understood it perfectely. I think you should read this book beacuse it is filled with action.

Here is a small summary of the start of the book:
Tom woke to the sound of birds chirping. His uncle came rushing hes room saying "the river has run out of water!" They went to go see when the saw a farm tha looked damaged. they went to go check it out. When they got there they saw a po
Erin Dunn
Sep 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
My 8 year old sons love everything they have read so far from this author.
Dec 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
A great adventure story for 6+. It's great to read to them but, as they get older, it's a fun story for them to read to themselves. It was an exciting read and full of adventure. ...more
Katy Jean Vance
Sep 06, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Beast Quest: Ferno
I think this must be what reading books are talking about when they say books heavy on action and adventure for boys that don't waste time on description or super involved character background.

Beast Quest gets right down to it, and something is happening every moment. From the beginning where the knight dyes on the back of the dragon to Tom's village burning down to his constant struggle against the villains along the way. This is formulaic with shades of King Arthur, Robin Ho
Dec 30, 2019 rated it it was ok
*2.5 stars, really enjoyed it 😀
Nov 14, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a fun fantasy adventure read. I look forward to introducing the series to my students.
Nathan Atkins
Jan 30, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Amazing book
Mar 25, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I didn't like this book because it was kind of boring. I enjoyed this book because I liked the part when Tom unlocked the golden chain around Ferno's neck. ...more
Sam Curling
Apr 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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Nov 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Lynn Worton
Feb 22, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the first book in a fantasy series for children aged 5 - 8. I enjoyed it.

Tom is a wonderful character. He is a young boy whose father was Taladon the Swift, one of the Knights of Avantia. Sent on a quest to free the fire dragon, Ferno, from the curse of Malvel, a dark wizard, he finds himself facing dangers and making new friends.

I initially bought this book to help a couple of reluctant readers I am mentoring get into reading. I decided I would read it myself to see what it's like. The
Sep 15, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The six beasts that protect the land of Avantia have been enchanted by the evil wizard Malvel, causing them to wreak havoc on the kingdom. When Tom, and ordinary boy, goes to King Hugo seeking help for his village, he finds himself being sent on a quest to liberate the beasts from their enchantment.
I found this book, the first in the Beast Quest series, an easy and fun read. The storyline is exciting and action-packed, but uncomplicated. The author makes a great use of adjectives to set the scen
Laura Simpson
Oct 01, 2013 rated it liked it
This review I have rated 3/5, generally because it is not something that I would pick up to read for myself, but as a children's book, it ticks all the boxes. So the review rating focuses more in my opinion of the book more than anything.
This book as I said ticks all the boxes, orphan sent on a quest, faces challenges and meets friends upon the way and in the end ***spoiler*** completes the quest. Now although relatively simple, these books are hugely popular with young children and you can see
Dharia Scarab
My love of reading started when i was young, and it gives me immense pleasure to provide books to Spread the Word Nevada, an organization that passes them on to children in the community. They are a terrific organization supporting an important cause. If your local I encourage you to check them out. For those living further a field, look in your own community, their may already be a similar program in place. And if not, you can always help start one.

Myself, I go ou
Apr 14, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
My 5-year-old loves this series. He saw the cover with a dragon on it and wanted it, but I doubted him. He hadn't been very good at sitting down to a book. But he sat down and read the prologue all by himself, so I encouraged him and he finished the whole thing! Now he's on book #4 and I feel like his reading has taken off due to this book. The writing style is perfect for him because it's just enough above his level to push him. And the story is exciting so he's motivated to keep reading. I wou ...more
Owen Townend
When I found the first in this expansive series of children's books, I had to see what all the fuss was about.

I am happy to report that Beast Quest's popularity is justified: Blade successfully condenses the high adventure of fantasy novels into just over a hundred pages of entertaining and digestible chapters.

Also the central message promotes release above conquest, the kind of endgoal that we should be teaching younger generations in these troubled times.

It is by no means for hardcore Fantasy
Sep 09, 2010 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I read through this quickly because I'd like to do a Beast Quest program at the library and haven't read any of the books. Considering the age level this series is for, it's not too bad. It's not the best fantasy book you're ever going to read, but I know kids here go nuts for them and that's all that matters to me. I may skim through a few more in the series just to see how it goes. They are only about 75 pages long and take about 30 minutes to read. ...more
Feb 22, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own
I read this to my son and he seemed to enjoy it and is eager to read the next one. I'm not sure you can get higher praise from a six year old then wanting to contiue the series. I personally thought it a little slow going, but I think the next one's should be better. We know the players of the story now. I am intrested in finishing the rest of the series. ...more
Mar 24, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: j-fic, adventure, fantasy
Page-turning medievalish fantasy for the early chapter book reader. A little thin on character development, but that's hard to do in 78 pages of dragon-slaying. Would totally recommend to the 7 year old boys (and a few girls) who turn everything into a sword. ...more
Feb 18, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
To be completley honest, I just could NOT get into this book. However, my 8 year old son DEVOURED this whole series in a matter of 2 months. any book series that can make my reluctant reader want to read instead of asking for any electronics for weeks is worth a million stars for me.
Feb 02, 2008 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: recommendation? hell no!
Definitely the shortest and worst fantasy book I have EVER seen!!!
Stephanie (Bookish Plans)
Great for young readers! The story moves fast and action entails with young knights, Wizards, and dragons. What young kiddo wouldn't love a book like this?! ...more
Mar 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The book was a bit slow to start but then when they fought the fire dragon it got exciting so I gave it five stars.
Gemma Fasheun
Dec 28, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
My son really enjoyed the whole and to get the next one in the series.
Feb 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A good book to read with a child.

This book was chosen for us to read by my ten year old grandson. I enjoyed the well plotted story. Our hero's are a boy and a girl. They have to face fantastical beasts in order to save the kingdom. The two along with their animal companions show great team work and fast thinking. There are realistic aspects depicted in the way young Tom feels and goes about problem solving. How do I get into this adult world? What can I say to get the King to listen to me? These
This is a fun fantasy adventure quest that is great for young ages! I only wish that I had found this series when I was in this reading level!

Tom's village is in danger, so he volunteers to go seek help from the king. So begins a quest in which he works to protect his land and learns more about his mysterious past... who is his unknown father? With the king's faith and the guidance of a sorcerer, Tom finds the strength to fight for his kingdom against the beasts who have been put under a curse b
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Adam Blade is the house name for the Working Partners Ltd. ghostwriters who write the Beast Quest and Sea Quest series.

Adam Blade is in his late twenties, and was born in Kent, England. His parents were both history teachers and amateur artists, and Adam grew up surrounded by his father’s paintings of historic English battles – which left a lifelong mark on his imagination. He was also fascinated

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