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Brass Dragon Codex

(Dragon Codices #4)

4.13  ·  Rating details ·  287 ratings  ·  24 reviews
Never start a conversation with a brass dragon--it might never end!

In another volume of the companion series to A Practical Guide to Dragons, orphaned baby brass dragon Kyani ventures out into the desert to find something to eat, and finds a gnome named Hector instead. Hector is not so sure he wants a chatty, hungry brass dragon following his every move. But several groups
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published February 10th 2009 by Mirrorstone
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Jim C
Jun 01, 2018 rated it liked it
Actual rating is 3.5 stars.

This is another entry in a series for young children in the world of Dragonlance. It is a stand alone novel. In this one, Hector is forced to leave his home because his inventions are deemed too dangerous. Hector is a gnome who we have seen in other books. He meets a brass dragon and they form an unusual friendship.

I thought this was one of the better offerings from this series. Even though the plot was linear and there was never a surprise, it was enjoyable and a fun
Nov 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
i liked the struggle between the dragon and the human.
Conan Tigard
Nov 13, 2015 rated it really liked it
Brass Dragon Codex brings back a character we briefly met in Red Dragon Codex. Hector is a fun and entertaining main character that young readers will really enjoy reading about. His inventions rarely work, and usually cause a lot of problems, but this time he has invented something that may really help people over long distance talk with each other.

Kyani, otherwise known as Tumbleweed, as a young brass dragon that only wants a friend to talk to. With the death of both of his parents, he is star
Mar 12, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Brass Dragon Codex (The Dragon Codices)
by R. D. Henham

A Thrill For The Adventure Lover In Me

This review is from: Brass Dragon Codex (The Dragon Codices) (Hardcover)
Brass Dragon Codex
In a world where Dragons haunt the sky looking for victims, no one feels safe.
That is until they come face to face with the Brass Dragon.

Hector, a gnome, has invented a device that will be his life's quest. He will change the communication between the gnome and the dwarf kingdoms. But, how will he prove his inv
Carolyn Frank
Aug 04, 2010 rated it it was ok
It is a clever story, definately written to appeal to a younger audience. The writing was clean, never distracting and the story contained elements that I found charming.
Hector is a gnome whose life quest is to build a communication devise. All gnomes are inventive and have a life quest. I loved this feature of the story. Hector has a friend who happens to be a girl and an gnome, named Amber. Hector also becomes friends with a baby brass dragon, named Tumbleweed. The story is basically about ho
This is a very simple and straightforward tale of friendship, what it takes to be a friend, and how to have friends you have to make sure that first of all YOU are a good friend. Our story starts with a young Brass Dragon discovering that his parents have been done in by an evil Blue dragon. The little dragon is lonely and unhappy now that he is living alone and looks high and low for a friend. Meanwhile a little gnome gets himself kicked out of the city for an invention gone wrong - but he has ...more
Ali Cross
Feb 16, 2009 rated it really liked it
I am a huge fan of Anne McCaffrey and her Harper Hall Trilogy, so I've pretty much avoided all other dragon books--I mean, who could compete with her?

So that's my excuse why I haven't previously read any of R.D. Henham's Dragon books (The Dragon Codices.)

But, I had the opportunity to read The Brass Dragon Codex, and I now feel suitably repentant as to say, this was a darn good book and I will happily read the others and any new books Henham cooks up.

The Brass Dragon Codex tells the story of a lo
May 31, 2009 rated it really liked it
This is not something I would have picked up on my own, however the wonderful folks over at send me a copy to review, and I have to admit that it was quite an enjoyable read.

This is a very simple and straightforward tale of friendship, and what it takes to be a friend. That to have friends you have to make sure that first of all YOU are a good friend. Our story starts with a young Brass Dragon discovering that his parents have been done in by an evil Blue dragon. The little
Jocelyn Montalvo Cullum
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Nov 08, 2012 rated it liked it
I selected this book for my first try at doing the strategy Narrative in One Sitting, for my advanced reading strategies class. We had 50 minutes to read a book about 200 pages in length (this one was 240), I was reading very fast but I really enjoyed the book, for a short read it is pretty good. The characters are well done. This is not a huge epic story, the codexes as I take it are meant to tell small stories from the lives of everyday dragons. I haven't read any of the other codexes, but I h ...more
Jun 03, 2010 rated it did not like it
I've read others in this series and to me, this was the weakest one so far. In this volume, we follow the adventures of one very talkative brass dragon and a gnome who has invented the telegraph. When circumstances bring them together, they decide to help the other so they can at least have someone to be around. The story just doesn't follow through to me, although I guess I can see younger readers enjoying the storyline of a baby dragon who is missing his parents. Try the other books in this se ...more
Christina Peterson
It took a while for me to really get into this book because the actual dragon didn't really come into major play until later. It was a great story, though, and gave me a better feel of Brass Dragons. It kind of left me wanting for more dragon though, but it's hard to have enough dragon in it for my liking haha. I loved that they brought in a few of the characters from the Red Dragon Codex, which was the first book I read in this series. I wish they had finished the whole series, instead of leavi ...more
Suzanne Eastman
Cute story about a very talkative dragon, a couple of nomes, some dwarves and the random human or two. In true adventure style we travel between cities, across a desert, into caves and over streams. Mix in a new and dangerous invention, a big bad dragon, some mean knights and an unusual thief and you have the making of a children's tale that is somewhat predicable but entertaining none the less. ...more
Ronda Hinrichsen
Feb 17, 2009 rated it really liked it
Lots of action. A great book for kids. For me, though, it took several chapters to get into it. I think that's because I didn't feel much of an emotional connection to the readers. But like I said before, it's great for kids. My fantasy-loving daughter loved it. Said it was better than the other "Dragon" books out there. ...more
Sep 14, 2009 rated it really liked it
this story is about a little dragon with a big mouth.Suddenly the dragon finds a little gnome being attacked by deadly leaches.If she had'nt been there the gnome would have died.Read this amasing book to find out about there advetures. ...more
Mar 17, 2009 rated it it was amazing
This is fun adventure with a dragon and a gnome. The dragon wonders into the desert searching for help and there he meets a unlikly companion and the excitement begins. Great story for girls as well as boys.
Nov 29, 2010 rated it really liked it
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Never start a conversation with a brass dragon—it might never end! Hector the gnome learns this after running into the friendly little dragon Tumbleweed, who has just been orphaned. However this hungry little brass dragon isn't the only thing trailing him. ...more
Joanne G.
Mar 24, 2015 marked it as to-read
*Gnome named Amber.
Nov 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Tumbleweed is just the most adorable dragon ever! Even if he is a mega chatter-box.
Jun 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This was a lot of fun to read. It was a really great book.
Samantha Stanton
Sep 20, 2011 rated it it was ok
Really cute
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brass dragons talk too much.
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