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Dragon's Nest (Dragons of Deltora #1)

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The evil shadow lord has been banished, but has left behind the seeds of death. Four vile creations of sorcery are hidden in the land. The companions must find them and destroy them - their only clue the fragment of an ancient map, their only help the last of Deltora's dragons ...
Paperback, 178 pages
Published November 30th 2003 by Scholastic Press
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Mahdi Lotfi
همه در دلتورا فکر میکنند که اژدهایان ناپدید شدهاند. اما لیف میداند حقیقت ندارد- و حالا زمانش رسیده که اژدهایان را پیدا کند. ارباب سایههای اهریمنی چهار مخلوق شوم و جادوییاش را چنان ماهرانه در سرزمین دلتورا مخفی کرده که تنها شجاع ترین قهرمانها میتوانند آنها را پیدا کنند. لیف و همسفرانش، باردا و جاسمین، باید تلاش کنند تا ریشههای این جادو را پیدا و آنها را نابود کنند. تنها سرنخشان، تکهای از نقشهای کهن است و تنها امیدشان، یاری هفت متحد باورنکردنی. ...more
Sara Kamjou
Jun 29, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction, fantasy
چه فایدهای دارد برای آینده نگران باشیم؟ به هر حال آینده به زودی پیش میآید.
اولین کتاب مجموعهی سوم یعنی اژدهایان دلتورا داستان جذابی داشت. قلم امیلی رودا رو دوست دارم.
اژدها برام تو داستانها همیشه جذابیت زیادی داره ولی تو جلد اول یه سری سوالا برام بیپاسخ موند که احتمالا تو جلدهای بعدی بهش پاسخ داده میشه. مثلا اینکه چجوری غذای اژدهایان داستان تامین میشه که مردم آسیب نبینن و مواردی از این دست.
Vagner Stefanello
Deltora é uma excelente série para quem quer iniciar na literatura fantástica. Recomendo muito todos os livros da Emily Rodda pra quem tem entre 12 e 15 anos, certamente gostarão!
Armin Khodadadi
Feb 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
بسیار غافلگیر کننده تر بود و رازش رو تا آخر حفظ کرد. گره گشایی نهایی خوب بود و سعی میکرد از کلیشه های قبلیش فاصله بگیره
Emma Ruth
Jan 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: tears, re-read
Welcome back Lief, Jasmine and Barda. Another adventure awaits as the three friends make one final attempt to save their land from The Enemy. True to it's name, this book (and series) is all about Deltora's dragons. Where are they now? What happened to them? And when?

With crops failing and his subjects starving, Lief must set out once again, risking life and limb, to find a way to put a stop to the Shadowlord's poisonous plans. Destination; Dragon's Nest. Welcome back old friends and new, cleve
May 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: childrens-ya
We enjoyed this installment just as much as the others, although it's a bit more gruesomely vivid that previous installments. Looking forward to the next book.
Nick Reagan
Nov 16, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Nick Reagan
American Humanities
Review of Dragon’s Nest, By Emily Rodda

There is a king who’s name is Lief, he wears the Belt Of Deltora which is a magical belt that has all the stones of the dragons, each stone has its own magical ability, Lief is plagued by the voice of the shadow king who speaks to him by talking through a crystal embedded in a magic table, lief and his companions Barda (Strong Tough Military advisor) and Jasmine (Strong woman with a gift with nature, who also ha
May 24, 2011 rated it liked it
For the last year or so, my daughter and I have been reading some classic fantasy books at bedtime -- The Chronicles of Narnia, a little Tolkien, etc. They've been almost entirely my (or my wife's) suggestions. So when she came home with the Deltora books and asked me to read them, I felt somewhat obligated. This was the first I read, although (as other reviews have pointed out) it's the beginning of the third Deltora series. It's not nearly as terrible as I feared -- the artwork is weak and the ...more
Ahmad Sharabiani
چهار خواهر شوم، با نفس های مسموم، آورند به سرزمین ما، مرگ تدریجی و دیرپا
May 01, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fiction, fantasy
اولین کتاب مجموعه اژدهایان دلتورا . بهترین مجموعه از سه مجموعه دلتورا . با یک داستان جذاب . شخصیت ها که بزرگ شده اند ماجراجویی هایشان هم بزرگ و بزرگتر شده است .و جذاب تر ...
"Dragon's Nest" is book 1 in the spinoff from Deltora Quest, the Dragon's of Deltora. In this book we follow Leif, Barda, and Jasmine on another quest, this one to find the four dragons of Deltora, meant to be the protectors of Deltora. They meet the first of the dragon's , the Ruby Dragon in this book. And in true Rodda style, the have an awesome adventure along the way.

My kids love me to read the Deltora books to them every night, and we will continue to do this until there are none left unrea
May 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Got to do with dragons.
Sep 15, 2016 added it
Book Report - Dragons of Deltora

I picked this book because i love dragons and i like to read Emily Rodda’s books.They are intreaging and filled with action.Her books pull the reader in further and further.She uses great wording in every sentence.I personaly love this book,the hero’s in the story have great description.

The story starts off with the king named Leif.He is the new king and wears this powerful relic called the Belt of Deltora.This belt has magical gems on it,the gems are,topaz,ruby,o
Becky B
Lief is concerned for his kingdom. The Shadowlord's whisperings from the crystal in the palace are spreading a blanket of doom and dread over the land, foremost within Lief. He is sure if he weren't wearing the Belt of Deltora he would have succumbed to it long agao. He finally decides to try one final desperate attempt to destroy the crystal with the help of his friends Jasmine, Doom, and Bard. They succeed, but as the crystal is being destroyed it start leaking former conversations that happen ...more
Oct 10, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: library
Before I start this review, I just wanted to note my first thoughts when I read the first chapter of this novel;

" I read the first chapter, and already I have gotten a code to solve. I struggled with it but it reminded me why I love Deltora Quest so much!

This reminded me of my childhood and I'm just so glad I didn't read all the series at once, so one day I could dive into this world again and love it just as much as I did when I was a child.
Once I started getting into the book, I flew through
Husayn Tulloch-jack
Mar 20, 2013 rated it did not like it
Shelves: mar-2013
I have started reading this book and I really dislike it, mainly because it is a book of fantasy and I hate fantasy books. In some sections of the book it is written with older English which makes it it a little harder to understand than other books. One thing I don't like about this book is that it starts off without explaining what's been going or who are the characters, it basically just starts off like there was a prequel or if it was a prologue. So far I really don't like the book I will gi ...more
Crystal Smith
Mar 27, 2011 rated it did not like it
This series was recommended to me because of its gender balance, but I did not know how many series there were about Deltora. I'm not sure if this is the last series, but I know it is not the first. I am definitely missing some of the back story on the characters.

That being said, I did not feel the book was very well written. It felt contrived and choppy--like a lot of Scholastic series that are produced quickly. Some scenes felt like they came right out of a B-movie. I also found the violent i
Jul 07, 2016 rated it it was ok
Warning: the title says this is book #1, but this is NOT the first of the Deltora books! There are some series where you can start in the middle, but I don't recommend it here. You will run into too many mentions of characters and things that are not explained. This book does not stand on its own because there are other books you need to read before it and other books you need to read after it.

That said, if you decide to read it anyway, like I did, it is doable. If you can get past confusion ab
Apr 17, 2015 rated it it was ok
This was just... Meh.

No real depth to the characters at all. It was a bit transparent and I was able to guess most of what was going to happen in the plot. The book just jumps you into the story so it takes some time to figure out who is who and what is going on, with little to no explanation or backstory. This, however, is okay as the book itself is a pretty straightforward read.

I am a little interested in the rest of the story so I gave the book 3 stars for storyline and interest, but cannot
Jing Chen
Apr 17, 2010 rated it really liked it
When King Lief comes up with a plan to destroy a crystal that contains the Shadowlord's voice, another mystery appeared. A piece of a map and a story of the Four Singing Sisters is told to the Lief by the librian Josef. The Four Sisters are a plan of the Shadow Lord and his black magic. He has placed them in the four corners of Deltora, north, south, east and west, and they poison the land. That is also the reason why the crops didn't trive in Deltora. The 4 sisters had brough the land to a lon ...more
Mckenzie Richardson
This is a great series for young readers. I read it when I was in college, but still loved it. My favorite part of these books is that there are little puzzles and riddles that the heroes must solve in order to complete their quests and the reader can take part in solving them on their own before reading ahead.

These are the third group of books in Rodda's larger series of Deltora Quest. While the reader can read these without reading the first two groups of books, I think as a whole they are mo
Denae Christine
Jul 30, 2008 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: young fantasy-lovers
Shelves: epic-fantasy, dragons
At first I was annoyed that Lief didn't seem to be able to handle much by himself, he seemed to always lean on others or nearly fail and such, but then I realized it wasn't his fault and I liked it afterall. Lief was more of a hero in three and four.

I first read these books before I read Deltora Quest and before Shadowlands, but, now that I've read them all, I can more fully appreciate what has gone into making the characters and world. Now, I'd up my review to 5 stars, but my initial react
Apr 25, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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Eric Parker
Sep 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing
A fun series that is remarkably well written. Though written for a younger audience it is worth reading even for adults due to the skill with which the world is crafted.
May 07, 2011 rated it it was amazing
This was a great read. Leif can hear the Shadow Lord's voice inside his head day and night. It is coming from the crystal in a walled-in room on the third floor. The voice taunts Leif and tries to get him to give up. Instead, Leif finds a way to destroy the evil crystal and as it breaks apart, Leif and his closest friends hear voices recorded by the crystal talking about a plot to poison the land by way of the Four Sisters. With the help of Doran the Dragonlover's notes in Deltora Annals and a h ...more
Sarah Adamson
Oct 22, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: owned, fantasy, ya, children-s
This is a children's book and is the first in the third series about the Dragons of Deltora.
I was pretty confused at first because it was labeled as book one but was actually grateful that the start of the book didn't give long winded explanations for those who haven't read the other series, instead the author gave just enough to help you fall in love with the characters and want them to win! What a delightful fantasy series for young readers. It's not an adult book but there is enough there to
Mar 26, 2009 rated it liked it
The Book the Dragons Nest is about Lief. Its Lief's story but it continued. Lief is now the prince of Deltora. It seems like something bad is going to happen in Deltora. Someone is out to get lief.

I made a text-to-text connection. I can connect this series to the other one. Instead of Lief searching for all the Gems he is now King of Deltora but now he has a lot of things to worry about. The Shadow lord does he still have a grudge with them?

I gave this book 3 stars. I enjoyed this book a little
Mar 14, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: library
At first I was confused - this is the first in this series but this isn't the first series about these people, so I felt like I was missing something. Once I realized I was I just enjoyed the story.

I was looking for something to read out loud to the kiddos but this is a little too old for them. There's a scene involving finger removal as punishment - that's beyond what I want to explain to my kids at this point. I can see them both enjoying it when they are a little older though. It's a good sto
Oct 29, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: my-library, favorites
Thanks to my grandmother, I had started reading this series with no idea what I was getting myself into. She had given them to me saying no one in the house was interested in them, and I am GLAD she chose to give them to me! This book was one of those Omg-I-Cannot-Believe-How-AWESOME-This-Book-Is, kind of thing! Full of adventure, mystery, dragons and above all- CODE BREAKING! How cool is that? Imagine my distress when I learned this was the last series in Emily Rodda's books! So much for wantin ...more
M6 Hope
Dec 26, 2011 rated it really liked it
Okay, I read these books when I was about 11 probably. They are really great for a younger audience - but older than ten. I would recommend this to younger kids 10-11, maybe even 12?
These have great adventures and wonderful, lovable characters. This is a long series, starting with the beginning Deltora books, so if you get hooked, like I did, you have a long way to read!
I kind of read these books out of order, starting first in the Shadowlands series, not knowing there were books before that. T
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Emily Rodda (real name Jennifer Rowe) was born in Sydney, Australia and graduated from the University of Sydney in 1973 with an MA (Hons) in English Literature. Moving into a publishing career, first as a book editor, and finally as a publisher at Angus & Robertson, Rodda's first book was published in 1984.
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