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Rain & Fire: A Guide to the Last Dragon Chronicles

(The Last Dragon Chronicles)

3.99  ·  Rating details ·  402 ratings  ·  23 reviews
This intriguing and entertaining guide will not only appeal to all fans of best-selling series The Last Dragon Chronicles, but will also appeal to everyone with an interest in dragons! In a collaborative work between Chris and his wife Jay, the book features character profiles, information on backgrounds and settings in the series, and explores relevant themes such as clim ...more
Paperback, 166 pages
Published October 7th 2010 by Orchard (NY)
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May 26, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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As a companion book for the Last Dragon Chronicles, it is excellent for a follow-up for the series. I did not realize in my reading of this series the many characters I met. This also illustrated the interacting within the series and gave me a great appreciation for the author in the way the series developed. I already loved every book on the series and kept hunting for them. I guess I have to admit the hunting is over and now I can visit old friends for a great treat.
Oct 16, 2010 rated it really liked it
Rain and Fire isn’t a ‘real’ book, so I can’t really give a full-blown review, but I’ll try my best!

Written by Chris d’Lacey’s wife, Jay, Rain and Fire is a guidebook to The Last Dragon Chronicles, written by Chris d’Lacey. Rain and Fire has a glossary of terms, something that I’m sure many fans will find very useful, particularly before reading Fire World, the next book due. Character biographies and other such things also feature in Rain and Fire, although most of it is more of a narrative of
Zoe Dabney
Jun 30, 2020 rated it did not like it
There is nothing worth knowing in this book. Do yourself a favor and skim the last chapter or two in the book store or library and don't bother purchasing it. I gained next to nothing from this book.
Kalena W
This was a nice companion to the Last Dragon Chronicles. It explained lots of things that you were left to wonder about in the book. But there is still some mystery to some things. I suggest that if you have read this series, definitely read this companion.
Dec 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2019-finished
It was a great companion book. Wish I had had it when I read the partial series before.
Its Cha Boi Uhh Pope the Froge
It was a pretty okay book in general. Although it wasn't that interesting like some of the other books but it was around the main point of the series.
Ms. Yingling
Sep 27, 2012 rated it it was ok
This companion to the series that begins with The Fire Within and goes for seven books is an odd assortment of recaps of the different books, explanations of the mythology used, lists of characters and terms used, and biographical information written by the author's wife about how he came to write the books. This struck me, as The Fire Within did, as a particularly English book, much like the Jacqueline Wilson autobiography/memoir. I am not entirely sure that US students want to know this much i ...more
Aug 24, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I thoroughly enjoyed this book as kind of a recap of the story and a look into some of the life of the author. For example, now I know why the first book was so focused on squirrels as opposed to dragons, which annoyed me to no end while reading The Fire Within. We also discover why he incorporates polar bears, or ice bears, in the story, which initially I thought was a weird thing to do (what in the world would dragons and polar bears have in common?), but turned out to work nicely with the res ...more
Jan 14, 2013 rated it liked it
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This is basically a book that is an overview for all seven books in The Last Dragon Chronicles. I started reading it thinking it was a separate story or even an additional book and was bumped to find out it is just a review book. It gives details of how the author came about to writing the books and what led to the plot line and characters. It gives some interested tidbits that I didn't know. Like that you can actually buy the clay dragons that are in the books from a gal the dragons were inspir ...more
Carolyn Tepe
Sep 26, 2012 rated it really liked it
These books are the first series to get my very reluctant reader son to read in fifth grade! He loves them! He is now in ninth grade and just read the last book back in Spring. I have not read books since first book but I have proofed every book report along the way. I found this guide to be a fantastic refresher and a great way to relive a great story. I am sure we will bw getting the hard copy... as the oldest is expecting the youngest to start the series soon.
Feb 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Even though I've only read the first two books in this series I love it. This was a fun book to read with background info and summaries. It was the perfect way to get back into the series. I'm thinking about restarting the series soon.
Jun 16, 2012 rated it really liked it
An excellent and concise guide to the Last Dragon Chronicles up to Dark Fire. Contains fascinating tidbits on Chris's inspirations, research, writing process and idea development when it came to writing the series.
Jun 07, 2011 rated it liked it
A pretty good refresher on what happened in the last five books which began a while back now, so it didn't feel unnatural for this book to be added as an extra/bonus book of the series. A tasty backgrond insight into the writing of the series, great for fans.
Marty O'hara
Aug 04, 2013 rated it it was ok
for the book Rain and Fire you have to read the series before you read this book. It's not really even about the book series in my opinion. It's more about the author.
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Joe the Cat (katie)
Apr 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
really cool and useful
Jul 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing
so good! love Chris D'Lacey so much!
Nov 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Good book
The Literary Connoisseur
May 19, 2013 rated it really liked it
I found this book to be a "must read" to fully appreciate the end of the Last Dragon Chronicles. I'm incredibly sad to say goodbye to them (for now) but until next time, "hrrr!"
Oct 17, 2011 rated it really liked it
Awesome book! I love getting behind the scenes on any book writing, so this is great for anyone else who does too.
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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

Other books in the series

The Last Dragon Chronicles (7 books)
  • The Fire Within (The Last Dragon Chronicles, #1)
  • Icefire (The Last Dragon Chronicles, #2)
  • Fire Star (The Last Dragon Chronicles, #3)
  • The Fire Eternal (The Last Dragon Chronicles, #4)
  • Dark Fire (The Last Dragon Chronicles, #5)
  • Fire World (The Last Dragon Chronicles, #6)
  • The Fire Ascending (The Last Dragon Chronicles, #7)

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