Dark Fire by Chris D’Lacey
The intensity of the series emerges as the Dragons cross the line from the middle-grade genre to a more serious, young adult tale. Familiar characters return to say hi again…while others leave us forever.
With the Earth on the brink of recolonisation by dragons, David Rain is sent on an important mission: to seek out and destroy a trace of dark fire, the deadliest force in the universe. But with success could come a terrible price, the sacrifice of a beloved clay dragon. How much does the life of one small dragon count?
Luna Lovebooks says…
Unfortunately this review is going to be short and to the point. There isn’t much to say about this book that hasn’t previously been stated. This series has become increasingly young adult and less middle grade. I am not sure how I feel about this as what first drew me to the series years ago was the cute whimsy of the Pennykettle dragons and the shenanigans of Wayward Crescent. There are several (often violent) deaths in this installment that I honestly did not see coming. The cliff hanger ending is killer, but also confusing as events happen very fast. The characters are still well written, even if the author pulled a kill everyone move. We shall see how this pans out in the next two books of the series.
Over all I give this one 4 fire tears.
Our reviews in this series…
- The Fire Within
- Fire Star
- The Fire Eternal
- Dark Fire
- Fire World (Coming Soon)
- The Fire Ascending (Coming Soon)