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The Dragon's Eye

(Dragonology Chronicles #1)

3.82  ·  Rating details ·  2,382 ratings  ·  132 reviews
The first in the Dragonology Chronicles
Hardcover, 221 pages
Published November 14th 2006 by Candlewick Press
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Jennifer Wardrip
May 04, 2008 rated it liked it
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As I read THE DRAGON'S EYE, I kept getting a feeling of deja vu. It took a while to figure out why, but then it came to me. THE DRAGON'S EYE reminded me a little of the SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS books. There was that familiar emphasis on conducting research, and recording findings in little notebooks, and solving problems. Only instead of three orphans dodging Count Olaf, THE DRAGON'S EYE focuses on a brother and sister trying to
Micah DeGraw
In this book, Daniel and Beatrice go to a guy named Dr. Drake. He is a Dragonologist. Which means he studies dragons and he takes care of them. Daniel, Beatrice, and Dr. Drake go on an adventure to find the dragon eye, which an evil person named Ignatious Crook wanted, so he could be a Dragon Master. But Daniel, Beatrice, and Dr. Drake saved it before Ingatious could get to it.

I think some of the poetic devices used in this book are rhyming words and that the author uses to summon dr
Mar 31, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have to be honest, I absolutely loved this book and I can't wait to hunt down the rest of the series and get stuck in with my dragonology education. Steer's style reminds me of the Lemony Snicket series (which btw I also loved) with its easy humour and lighthearted take on life and the way its adapts real life to fit into the story. The story itself is very well written and thoroughly engrossing and I just couldn't put it down once I read the first line, never mind the first chapter. Steer wri ...more
Lainie Lawrence
Nov 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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Luis Perez
Jun 02, 2010 rated it really liked it
the book the dragons eye, the first volume in the dragonology chronicals was very enjoyable and suspensful. the story was full of mystery. it was about two kids named daniel cook who is twelve years old his sister beatrice cook. they were planning to spend a summer with their parents after not seeing them for four years, but their parents sent them away with a dragon proffessional called docter drake instead. there they started learning about dragons through doctor drake's teachings. there thay ...more
Jan 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fantasy
I truly believe that Dragons exist somewhere! Because if something hasn't been seen it might exist!
May 19, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy


The plot of this book is pretty simple and would be very easy for children to read, but adults will enjoy it as well. Daniel and Beatrice are siblings who, when their parents cannot come home after 4 years as expected, they are taken under the care of Dr. Drake (a family friend). Daniel and Beatrice have no idea what they are doing there and are not sure about it first, but a short time later they realize they are going to be going to school (taught by Dr. Drake) to lear
Marthese Formosa
Jun 12, 2014 rated it really liked it
I had this book since 2006 and finally read it! I love dragons so that was why I bought it.

For a children's book it is quite interesting. I has a lot of different mythologies incorporated and it is quite adventurous. Sometimes the action descriptions fall short, but most of the time they make sense.

It's probably my own life situations, but the three main characters at first annoyed me in turn. Beatrice, who I like as a character annoyed me because she did not believe Dani
Nov 16, 2014 rated it really liked it
The Dragon's Eye, Dragonology Chronicles, Volume One by Dugald A. Steer is a great book for Dragon People. Personally I like dragons but this book had a ton of imformation on this book. The Dragon's Eye is about two twelve year old siblings named Beatrice and Daniel whose parents have been gone for four years on a mission in India for business. They recieve a letter from their parents telling them that they will not be home and that they are going to stay with an old friend named Dr. Drake. Dur ...more
Nov 26, 2011 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Fans of Dragons
Let me just start by saying I love dragons and fantasy. Needless to say, I began this book with the mindset that I would really enjoy it, and I did. Steer did not disappoint. As usual, I did my read 2 chapters before bed-time and see how bad you want to keep going or stop. Surprisingly, after the prologue & chapter 1, I really did want to continue! Who was that lady? What was in the crate? What's going on?

Sneaking in chapter after chapter, I was simply thrilled by this book! Daniel & B
Alan Reinoso
Jun 08, 2010 rated it really liked it
I like reading books about fantasy and that why this book is really good for me. In this book Daniel and Beatrice are sent to live with Dr. Ernest Drake a friend of the family. At first they find him odd and soon discover that he was hiding a dragon. Dr. Drake begins teaching them not only about dragons but about all the subjects that must be studied to develop a full knowledge of dragon lore. Alicia and Billy two other kids join them and become friends while learning. Soon later a Man who feels ...more
Jul 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: dragons
I'm giving it a 4.5 star mostly because by the end of the story a wyvern was leashed... I have always consider a wyvern to be as dangerous as a velociraptor, so to see a wyvern being leashed and walked around was not amusing. I did enjoy the dragon football and am well aware that this is a children's book, I personally don't like to see dragons being leashed and walked like a pet. But then I guess it was necessary at that part of the story.

On the story in general, it is great! with a
Destiny Arix
May 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This review is on The Dragon's Eye by Dugald A. Steer. It's about Daniel and his sister Beatrice Cook.
Their parents could not come get them for the summer, so they had to stay with Dr. Drake. He loved to study dragons. So he opened a summer school and that is where Daniel and Beatrice had to stay. Daniel and Beatrice got attached to the dragons and Dr. Drake, but it kind of leaves you on cliffhanger. My favorite character is Beatrice. She can stands up for herself because a group of boys t
C.O. Bonham
Oct 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I enjoyed this book immensely but then I enjoy most things that are set in Victorian England.

Daniel and Beatrice haven't seen their parents in four years and now it looks like they'll have to wait another year, when they are suddenly sent to stay with their parent's eccentric friend Dr. Drake.

Dr. Drake owns a dragon themed shop in London,more importantly he owns a dragon. Summer break isn't looking so boring now.

Anyone who has read the popular Dragonology book will want
Hannah Thomas
Mar 23, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book was actually pretty interesting. I would; however, highly recommend to read Steer's Dragonology books (Dragonology: The Complete Book of Dragons, The Dragonology Handbook, etc.) before digging into the Dragonology Chronicles. This way, you can get a real feel of what it is like when reading the book. If you're wishing to become a true Dragonologist, this is a book for you to feel the unknown adventures out there!
Denae Christine
This would've gotten four stars had it not put such a darn emphasis on evolution. Someone smart enough to find and research dragons would know that macro-evolution isn't real. Dr. Drake would never have his students reading Darwin for study.
Other than that, I liked the story. First big book (as in, 200+ pages and just for fun and some big words) my brother has read.
Joey Woolfardis
[Short review from memory until I re-read at a later date]

(I don't remember anything about this but DRAGONS, that's all)
Axel Ihre
Jul 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I have not read the book but I so want to do it. I also want to read the other books
Mar 05, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: dragons
Pretty good, love his ology books.
Clara Kennedy
A fascinating story that I could not stop reading with a question in the end that made me really want to read the next book.
Agen Schmitz
Sep 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing
The Boy is looking forward to the next three books.
Debra Clewer
Jan 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
I discovered this novel in the Junior Fiction section at my local library, although a description I read on-line classed it as a Young Adult book. It was written in 2006, but set in the 1800's in London. It is based on the supposed writing of a fictional Dragonologist, Dr Ernest Drake. The two protagonists, Daniel and Beatrice, are 11 & 12 years old. Unknown to them, their parents are also Dragonologists and are overseas. The children are sent to stay with Doctor Drake. At first they don't u ...more
Oct 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The Dragon’s Eye, by Dugald A. Steer,
First, two children, Daniel and Beatrice are left with their uncle, Dr. Drake, because their parents were in India. After a while, Daniel decides to disobey Dr.Drake and go down stairs in his shop. He hears a loud noise and looks through the keyhole and he thinks sees a dragon! Dr. Drake catches him and tells him not to tell anyone what was in there. Dr. Drake takes them to his home which is a castle. At the castle they see very strange things. Will th
Jasmine Burton
Jul 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
I found The Dragon’s eye to be an entertaining and captivating read. This fantasy book is filled with suspense and action, which I enjoy. I thought the plot was engaging and easy to follow. The characters were well written and had unique personalities - they were not unrealistic and perfect at everything.

I liked the variety of dragons included in the book, as it added interest and helped us to learn about dragons alongside Daniel and Beatrice.

Being an older reader I did f
Aug 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
This was a cute book.

A few months ago, my mom found a box of games that we think were from my grandfather. One of the games was Dragonology. It is a fun board game for all ages, but I think particularly kids in the 10-ish range. When I saw this book at the store, I knew I had to buy it.

The book is just as cute as the game. I love Daniel and Beatrice’s characters. Especially how Beatrice makes a point to prove that girls are just as smart as boys.

The plot was a fun, easy read. I think it would
Queen Bzyb
Sep 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this 4 book series as audio books with my 2 daughters (12, 15) (husband also enjoyed books 1&2 as we started the series while on a family toad trip). Recommend it for those who like fantasy books along the lines of Harry Potter and Percy Jackson. While not quite as in depth and sophisticated as HP, it definitely captures the imagination, is exciting and engaging - good book to be shared by the whole family in the car.
Hannah Givens
Alas, I did not find this book when I was a child. I would've loved it. Dragons, combined with extensive note-taking and procedural descriptions and such, would absolutely have been my jam. And I think for young people who liked the Dragonology book, this would be very welcome as the same thing in novel form. As an adult though, it's fine but nothing special.
Jul 17, 2019 rated it it was ok
An interesting premise to build on the Dragonology book, but the plot was rather thin and the character development was slim at best. It's a plot-driven book with a bit too much explanation for my preferences. Still, for those who love the original, this is a good spin-off.
Sophia Balsera
Oct 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
It was a good book. I've always loved to read books about fiction and fantasy anyways, but this also happens to be the first book I've ever read about dragons. It has about 200 pages, but pages worth reading. I really do suggest you read this!
Brian O'Leary
Nov 07, 2017 rated it it was ok
Average dragon lore stuff, nothing here to make me read more.
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Until recently, Dugald A. Steer worked as an author and editor at Templar Publishing. He is the writer behind Candlewick's widely acclaimed New York Times bestsellers, DRAGONOLOGY, THE DRAGONOLOGY HANDBOOK, and EGYPTOLOGY, as well as the forthcoming EGYPTOLOGY HANDBOOK. Dugald has now given up his editorial job to concentrate on writing full-time, especially more books with "ology" in the title. D ...more

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