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(The Last Dragon Chronicles #2)

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Secrets will be revealed when fire and ice collide...

In the exciting sequel to The Fire Within, David must uncover the truth behind the mysterious clay dragons. David's quest is to discover the link between the fire of the last known dragon on Earth and the icy regions of the Arctic. It's a journey that will change his life forever, a journey that will bring him to the ver
Paperback, 421 pages
Published July 2007 by Scholastic Inc. (first published November 1st 2003)
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Mar 31, 2011 rated it it was amazing
My 9 year old daughter brought this book home for me to read. She told the school Librarian that she was checking it out for me, and the Librarian let her check it out as her 3rd book (they are only allowed 2 books) since it was for me.

I loved this book! It was so well written. I loved the characters, even Aunty Gwyneth, who was soooo creepy. I loved the clay dragons, and wish that I could have a few of my own!! Who wouldn't want a wishing dragon, a listening dragon (you could really spy on peop
May 08, 2012 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Rating: 2.5/10

...This is just plain bad. It fixes everything that was wrong with the first book, and then proceeds to boil it in a spiritual, cosmic tale that is much too confusing and poorly executed to be put in a children's book.

Let me put it this way: I read novels about time-travel, alternate realities, and spiritual matters, and NONE of them are anywhere near as confusing as this book. It is simply an underdeveloped plot, and it doesn't help that the writing is fairly poor as well.

Also, t
Ty Crisp
Oct 30, 2011 rated it really liked it
The stunning ingenuity of Chris D'Lacy expresses itself once again in the second installment of the Last Dragon Chronicles. In this continuation of the plot, David finally discovers the secrets of the Pennykettle Dragons, along with the uncovering of a link between polar bears and and dragons of ancient times. Icefire is indeed a step up on the maturity level compared to The Fire Within, yet the childish innocence of the first book manages to carry over as well.

One aspect of the book that reall
Alyson Stone
May 25, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy
Book: Icefire
Author: Chris D’Lacey
Rating: 4 Out of 5 Stars

I’ve been reading these books off and on since I was in middle school. There is just something charming about these books that make me really enjoy them. I know they aren’t prefect, but they are actually a pretty strong children’s fantasy series.

I like the myths and dragonlore that this series brings to the table. It is a very different take on dragons and what they are supposed to be. I like the idea of there being different kinds of dr
Lauren Wiseman
Jul 24, 2012 rated it really liked it
Actual Rating: 3.5 Stars

Icefire was definitely a step up from The Fire Within. Going from squirrels to polar bears was a smart move on d'Lacey's part.

Zanna started out being my least, least favorite character. I could not freaking stand her. But then she lost what made her aggravating and she became worlds better and I now support her relationship with David.
Lucy has a Luna-on-caffeine angle to her, which I just now realized. While she's not my favorite character, I still think she improved in
Jun 09, 2011 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 11th-grade-q-4
This book is an okay book. That is my hook. This book is not a very good one, because it is very boring, and can lead to spontaneous sleeping spells. Chris D'Lacy wrote this series of dragon books, without the dragons. There are dragons, just not as a person would think a dragon is.
This book is about a man named David living in a house with his landlord and her daughter. The landlord creates clay dragons that David soon realizes come to life, and have a purpose. David goes to find the origin of
Jun 30, 2017 rated it really liked it
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Jan 11, 2019 added it
The icefire by Chris ‘D'lacey was a great sequel to the series i would recommend this book to anyone who like action and loves myths. This book helps portray good myths of it own with dragons and wismy. If u pick this book up off the shelf you will enjoy this wonder of a world full of action and regret and wismy.

As we see a few weeks after the end of the first book we see david countuine his study and his girlfriend gone and now a new threat has appeared and he’s companplating cheating on his gi
Niranjan Joshi
Sep 30, 2014 rated it really liked it
Icefire, by Chris d'Lacey, is a 426 page long children's fantasy novel. The book is about a boy named David. He is renting a room from Elizabeth Pennykettle, her daughter Lucy, and their mysterious clay dragons. In the epic second installment of the Last Dragon Chronicles, David must find the link between the dragons and the Arctic, and the secret of the icefire.
I personally loved Icefire. It was an extremely captivating book. The author’s fast paced writing style kept me turning the pages.
Nov 10, 2008 rated it really liked it
The sequal to the first book, "The Fire Within", "Ice Fire" can only be described as a great improvement. I liked all the same things but i think what is best in this book was the suspence, the new characters and the conflicts. Those are the things i didnt realy find in the first book.
The first thing i like is the suspence in the story. The first story was realy setup for the next ones and in the firt book the suspence and climax doesnt come until the end and Ice Fire keeps the suspence going
Oct 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This supernatural-fantasy,mystery-thriller series has amazed me farther than i would've thought.Though it is an old book in the ongoing series i am very excited as the author shows more and more mysteries and more to come. These books/series has changed my perspective by how I view other characters and their actions. Also I can relate to the main character,David,by how he is very stressed and overwhelmed with school/college and on top of that he is trying to find someone to publish books that he ...more
Mike Benliyan
Jan 24, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I think Icefire by Chris d'Lacey is one of the best books I have ever read. The book always had you thinking about how each piece of information effects the present and the future. In the book the main character, David, went through battles, polar bears, and special dragon magic. In the last book David thought that the clay dragons were inanimate objects but now he finally realized that they were more than that. He discovered that each dragon was half alive: meaning that each dragon had their o ...more
Nov 17, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Icefire, by Chris d'Lacey, is about David trying to find the fire tear of Gawain, the dragon. The story begins with David talking to Dr. Bergstrom who is the polar bear, Loral. David, with the tooth of Rengar, tries to find Gawain's tear before Gwilliana, the Sybel, steals it to make a new, real dragon. With the help of Greth, the wishing dragon, Grace, the listening dragon, Grettel, the potions dragon, and Gadzooks, the writing dragon, David sets out to the arctic to the Island of the Tooth of ...more
In all honesty, these are books that are fun at the time of reading them but as you get older they quickly lose their allure.

I’ve always enjoyed dragons books and because of that I think it took me longer to realise it is a rather repetitive read. Not that such a thing really matters all that much with children’s books, so long as the child is engaged with the story, but as I worked my way through the series they seemed to lose their fun somewhat because of this.

By the time I reached the fourt
Dayna Smith
Nov 11, 2011 rated it it was ok
Shelves: teen-series, dragons
In this sequel to The Fire Within, David must uncover the secret of the clay dragons to save Liz and Lucy from the evil clutches of the sibyl Gwilanna. He must discover the link between the Arctic polar bears and the fire of the last dragon Gawain. He must also deal with two girlfriends, a strange visiting college professor, a white hedgehog, a pushy publisher, and Mr. Bacon next door. An enticing sequel, sure to make you want to read more of this series. It's a very fun read even with the globa ...more
May 19, 2017 rated it it was ok
Honestly, this book was very disappointing. I expected so much more. When I was younger and reading this series, it was so much better. Maybe it's because I've grown older. But I honestly hated this book. I don't see me reading the rest of the series in the future.

The romance did not make sense and the plot was just too boring. As people say it was cringeworthy. I'm so sad that these books don't excites me anymore.
Oct 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book is really entertaining with many twists to it. I could relate this text to the real world, because of how the story is set in the perspective of a tenant with a really interesting landlady and her dragons. This is similar to the real world because different families have different beliefs and can have many really interesting stories.
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Oct 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I found this series fascinating, magical, and entertaining.
Jan 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Felicity  Wishes
Dec 31, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: christmas
So the previous book in this series gave almost nothing away, but right from the beginning Icefire was very different. There was a lot of mysteries placed and we got the majority of our answers. I thought that the beginning was very strong, it got a little bit messy and confusing somewhere along the way, but everything managed to sort itself out.

As I have said, there are some elements of the plot that I found confusing and a bit weird, and I still can't decide whether I actually liked that or n
Robert Duval
the ice fire is a really good book where David now must find out about the location of the last fire tear but gwilanna is making plans to steal it and use the tear to make the dragon that Elizabeth will be incubating. but they thwart her plans and she disperses. 100/10 recommended
Apr 19, 2020 added it
So reading the second books of a series first really started early for me
Dec 22, 2020 rated it really liked it
Finally, a book about dragons. And hedgehogs? And polar bears? And house cats? Honestly, this series is off its rocker. This book was interesting, and the characters where written WAY better this time around (except for Liz who was out for most of the book and when she wasn't she was completely one dimensional, thanks for wasting my favourite character), but all these elements just felt awkwardly mixed together. I still feel like this series is very misleading, less than the first book, but stil ...more
Dec 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Third choice book second quarter:

Icefire is a great book, Icefire has a lot of action and even more then the first book. In Icefire there is a little drama, a lot of danger, and some adventure. The reason why I said there is danger is because of aunty Gwyneth or really Gwilanna the dragon that wanted the fire tear that Guinevere had caught when Gawian had dropped the last of his spark. Near the end of the book when Liz was about to wake up from her deep sleep a lot happened one David had met all
Mar 25, 2009 rated it it was amazing
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Feb 15, 2008 rated it liked it
2nd book of 3. Started reading because it was given to Wyatt. Cute book about a lady how makes clay dragons and they become real and a student that comes to live with her and learn about the dragons and the history behind them
Mr. Gottshalk
Oct 08, 2014 rated it really liked it
I thought the characters in this book were more interesting than "The Fire Within". The aunt is not who I thought she would be! I really liked hearing about Professor Bergstrom and Zanna, who turned to be... David's girlfriend! She cleaned her act up after acting like a Goth. ...more
Mar 17, 2015 rated it liked it
While I enjoyed the first book things began to take a turn in this one. Just not as intriguing I guess. I stopped reading the series on this book! Bummer. . . .
Rio Benassa
Jul 12, 2016 rated it liked it
I liked the book because their was dragons in the book and they were made out clay. It also had facts about medieval times. It also talked about ancient polar bears.
Ashleigh Miller
Dec 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
Having liked the first book in The Last Dragon Chronicles I thought I would read the second book in the series which is Icefire. This is a book in which is different to most dragon typed books and one that is still very enjoyable to read.

I liked how the book started off where the last book did which led to the reader not being confused or wondering what has been happening since the first book ended. Having also kept the same characters however introducing new ones throughout the novel did make i
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He was born in Valetta, Malta, but as a child moved first to Leicester and then to Bolton. After gaining a degree in biology from the University of York, he returned to Leicester and got a job at the University of Leicester in their Pre-Clinical Sciences department.
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

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