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Icefire (The Last Dragon Chro) (original 2003; edition 2006)

by Chris d'Lacey

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Title:Icefire (The Last Dragon Chro)
Authors:Chris d'Lacey
Info:Scholastic Paperbacks (2006), Edition: Reprint, Paperback, 432 pages
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Icefire by Chris D'Lacey (2003)

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This book is the second book in the Last Dragon Chronicles. The same characters that appeared in "Fire Within" appear in ths book, plus a couple of new ones. Daniel get a wishing dragon and wishes that he would know the secret of Gawain's fire tear. "Aunty Gwineth" comes the next day and it soon becomes clear that a new dragon will be born from one of Liz's clay eggs. At the same time, Daniel is to write an essay on the existance of dragons, and the prize is a trip to the Arctic. The dragon baby is born, but Daniel with the help of his friend, Zanna defeat "Aunty Gwinneth", who turns out to be the ancient sybil Gwillanna. Daniel finds out that bears protect the fire tear, and he himself gains entrance to the world of dragons. He prepares for the trip to the Arctic, even though he didn't win but paid for the trip.
I think this book was very interesting and fun to read. The characters seemed slightly more realistic then the previous book(not saying that they weren't realstic in that book). Also it was more focused on dragons and bears than on squirrels like in the last book. This book also had this mythical explanation to what is happening today, global warming and stuff like that. I probably also liked it because I think bears are really cool. Even though this book had a slightly childish feel to it, the story held me on my toes and very excited. In all, keep up the good work, Mr. d'Lacey! ( )
  JanW.B1 | Oct 7, 2013 |
This book, Icefire sequel to The Fire Within was more intriguing and has restored a little enthusiasm to read on through the series. Icefire told a lot more of how dragons once ruled the world etc and by the end of this book i could finally get my head around the dragon existence thing. Once again David Rain is set a task when his university tutor sets him a writing project on the existence - or not - of dragons. The tantalizing prize - a fully-funded research trip to the Arctic - seems just within his grasp. David starts to research the subject and soon discovers a connection between dragons and the Arctic just as it begins to snow. Is it only a coincidence? Or could deeper forces be at work? As David starts to uncover more about the dragons, he finds himself drawn down a path from which there is no going back to a time when dragons really did exist, and their secrets were guarded by the polar bears of the Arctic. If David is going to have any chance of winning the research trip, he has to open his mind to the legend of dragons and the mysterious secret of Icefire. As in teh first book, htere is an element of romance when David falls in love wiht another student, Zanna, and goes into emotional turmoil dividign his loyalties between Sophie & Zanna. Lucy is just as annoying in this book as in the first. However Henry Bacon, the neighbour, evolves as an interesting character in this book. A much better read. ( )
  rata | Jul 28, 2013 |
Hmm. It may not be fair, after all, to pick up a book mid series and judge it. I veered wildly in my opinion of this book, from "oh, how fascinating" to "my lord, this is so badly written". But I did keep reading. I'm fond of YA books and often find they have the most creative writing around. That said....well, this one didn't. Though I like the author's imagination, and will likely look for others by him. ( )
  jarvenpa | Mar 31, 2013 |
I couldn't put it down it was that good! ( )
  falynkology | Dec 19, 2012 |
This fantasy story is about a college student named David, who is trying to find the truth about the last dragon Gawin’s fire tear. David lives with the Penny Kettles who create clay dragons that come alive. One of his clay dragons, G’reth is a wishing dragon who grants David’s wish of learning about Gawin’s fire tear. Dr. Bergsterm is David’s college professor, but is secretly a polar bear who is a protector of the arctic. Gwinlanna, and evil Sybil (prophetess), comes to visit the Penny Kettles because she knows of David’s wish and wants to know too. David soon learns from his writing dragon (Gadzooks) that the tear is in the artic protected by the polar bears. At the end, from all nine of the great polar bears, he learns that the whole artic is filled with Gawin’s fire tear spread through the ice. ( )
  Talje.thoe2363 | Oct 26, 2011 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0439672465, Paperback)

The second in a series from bestselling author Chris d'Lacey. Full of adventure and suspense, this novel about dragons reveals the truth of the icefire.

When David is assigned an essay on the history of dragons, there is only one thing he knows for sure---he wants to win the prize of a research trip to the Arctic.

As David begins to dig deeper into the past, he finds himself drawn down a path from which there is no going back . . . to the very heart of the legend of dragons, and the mysterious, ancient secret of the icefire. . . .

(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:31:34 -0400)

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While researching the existence of dragons for an essay that could win him a trip to the Arctic, Chris opens himself to the possibility that a great, ancient treasure exists there, guarded by bears, and that he has some role in its protection.

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