Icefire by Chris D’Lacey
The adventure picks up in this second installment of The Last Dragon Chronicles.
Author: Chris D’Lacey
Series: The Last Dragon Chronicles #2
Publish Date: July 2007
Genre: MG Fantasy
Source: Purchased by reviewer
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 very heart of the legend of dragons and the mysterious, ancient secret of the icefire…
Luna Lovebooks says…
Likes: While The Fire Within was a great introductory book, Icefire is the perfect beginning to the meat of the series. Lucy makes her first dragon – a wishing dragon. David names him and so the dragon becomes his, and after making a bizarre wish, things get a little crazy. This novel is a quick moving story that never quits with the intensity of the story and interesting plot devices never waver. I like that we get a closer look at the dragons and their personalities. We also get introduced to a few new characters – Zanna and Aunty Gweneth – that are both quirky and scary respectively. The element that I loved the most about this novel though is the fact that it has so much to do with the Earth and how all things are connected.
Dislikes: While I understood the path this novel was taking, I can see where it would be confusing to some readers. David suddenly can communicate with dragons, a new love interest is thrust on to the scene, and there is visions/time travel/alternate dimensions that can muddle readers minds.
I may a little biased again in the rating of this novel, but I have to give it 5 snowflakes.
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