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Icefire (David Rain) by Chris D'Lacey

Icefire (David Rain) (original 2003; edition 2004)

by Chris D'Lacey

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Title:Icefire (David Rain)
Authors:Chris D'Lacey
Info:Orchard (2004), Paperback, 352 pages
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Icefire by Chris D'Lacey (2003)

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  LynneQuan | Sep 27, 2017 |
David is mad that his book didn't get published and Lucy mad G'reth a wishing dragon. Liz offers to help David to drive him to the campus where he meets Dr. Bergstrom. Dr. Berstrom gives David a talisman and David watches Gadzooks write "Lorel". David also won a trip to the arctic and invites a girl named Zanna a Gothic kind of girl. Zanna later becomes a sybil and gets the mark of Oomara. Zanna also quickens an egg mad by Liz and names the dragon that hatched out Grockle.

I honestly love this book. Its apart of the Last Dragon Chronicles which has 7 novels. This is my favorite series so far and i hope that everyone would Love It. Whats special about these books is that they have a hint of suspense at the end of the book. So you could look forward to the next book to come at your local library. This book is the 2th book of the 7 book series. Everyone should read this series.
  luisalucas101 | Jan 12, 2017 |
Icefire Is a great book. I thought that Icefire definitely had more adventure then The Fire Within did. I liked that though. Icefire is a good book for 8-12 year old. I hope you enjoy this book if you do read it! ( )
  Alexa10345 | Aug 30, 2016 |
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 |
ICEFIRE - 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 the first book, there is an element of romance when David falls in love with another student, Zanna, and goes into emotional turmoil dividing 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 |
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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. . . .

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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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