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Dragon Outcast: The Age of Fire, Book Three [Kindle Edition]

E.E. Knight
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)

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Book Description

The young, nameless Copper dragon was an outcast from his own kind, but he survived his trials by fire to prove himself equal to any enemy-and to finally take his place among those who abandoned him.




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About the Author

E. E. Knight is an award-winning author of sci-fi/fantasy/horror fiction, including the bestselling Vampire Earth series as well as the Age of Fire series.

David Drummond has made his living as an actor for over twenty-five years, and he received an AudioFile Earphones Award for his first audiobook, Love 'Em or Lose 'Em.

Product Details

  • File Size: 552 KB
  • Print Length: 372 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0451461851
  • Publisher: Roc (December 4, 2007)
  • Sold by: Penguin Group (USA) LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B000W94GYK
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #328,144 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Dragon Rashomon March 3, 2008
Format:Paperback
Like so many great stories, E.E. Knight's Age of Fire series is about a family and what happens when that family is torn apart. Admittedly, this family has claws and wings and the ability to breathe fire, but the emotional core underneath resonates, even as the books oscillate between tragedy and playfulness, thoughtfulness and pulp action. If Ursula K. Le Guin and Edgar Rice Burroughs had collaborated on a series of dragon books, the result might have been something like Age of Fire.

Whereas other dragon books tend to either regurgitate fantasy clichés or use dragons as really neat horses, E.E. Knight's dragons are something else entirely. Anyone with an interest in the behaviors of birds, reptiles, or dinosaurs will find the instincts of Knight's dragons refreshing. They behave like top predators from the moment they hatch, and watching them evolve from ravenous beasts to thinking beasts is worth the price of admission.

Knight's plots speed along, as addictive and rich as really good coffee. I have trouble setting his books down. That he manages to confront troubling issues (racism, slavery, and genocide) within the format of a page-turner makes these books a stimulating read for both teenagers and adults.

This is one of the most under-rated fantasy series currently being published. Plus, the first three books (Champion, Avenger, Outcast) can actually be read in any order. Plus, it's like Rashomon with dragons. Do yourself a favor and buy them. They're a treat.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The not-so-good Dragon Who Stole My Heart December 4, 2007
Format:Paperback
This is one of the most well written Dragon Tales of all time. It's dark, funny, completely unpredictable, and our main character is not a good guy/dragon, but you'll sympathize with him anyway. You don't have to start at the beginning of the series either. Each dragon's tale stands alone and these are my most favorite dragons EVER!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Well written , again... December 17, 2007
Format:Paperback
I absolutely love these books. They are great. The whole take on them is something very new, and something I loved when I read the first book in the series. This isn't the best in the series, but by no means is it bad. I guess I'll just have to try and wait patiently for the next and last(?) book in the series.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Underdog in Dragons' Scales March 16, 2009
Format:Paperback
I never could help rooting for an underdog! Since the beginning of this series, I have been wondering what happened to the copper hatchling that was injured and driven from the cozy egg shelf.

This third book of the series is even more emotionally complex and poignant than the first two. All of the dragon hatchlings lost their family. But the copper (or the Copper, as the book calls him) lost his family twice...

This story, filled with the last hatchling's courage, persistence, bad luck, and (eventually) good luck and growing morality, is absolutely engrossing. The maneuverings, plots and politics of a royal family are all here in the dragons' world in the Lavadome.

I am impressed by Knight's integrity in creating all the books of his series in such a fashion that they can all be read and appreciated independently as outstanding books, and yet create an even greater whole together. This is turning into an impressive work on the series level.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A fresh view December 23, 2007
Format:Kindle Edition
A good new look from a dragons point of view. No human dragon riders here, or cute talking horse like mounts. It is a refreshing new way to examine dragons with a great developing plot.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Perspective and a view of Dragon Society March 1, 2008
Format:Paperback
If you've been following this series (and you really should be if you like dragons at all), you probably know this book is the one about the Copper- the Outcast. From the first two books it was easy to place this dragon as the 'bad guy'. This book is from his perspective and I think it is an important perspective to take. Few things are black and white and this character that was so easy to cast off as a despised traitor in the first part of the series suddenly becomes a complex individual. We get to see how he struggles with his mistakes and essentially grows up in dragon society.

I love the Age of Fire series- they are a look at dragons as I'd always hoped: dragons as their own entities, without making them big scaly mounts to 'dragonriders' or making them overly malevolent or benevolent- they just are. This is a no-frills realistic type of fantasy that is easy to believe in.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent read! March 9, 2009
Format:Paperback
Through both of the previous editions in the series (Dragon Champion and Dragon Avenger) I learned to despise "the Copper" as much as AuRon and Wistala. In Dragon Outcast, I learned to sympathize with him, and deeply enjoyed his travels. One of the standout portions of the book is the Copper's travels underground with his bat companions. The well-developed supporting characters bring the world of these dragons alive.

The ending of this book will bring satisfying closure to some plot threads opened earlier in the series, and will open the gates to the next 3 books in the Age of Fire, starting with Dragon Strike!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Refreshing, Original View of Dragons December 17, 2007
By E. Weil
Format:Paperback
E.E. Knight's Age of Fire series presents a different and exciting look at these mythical creatures. He presents a world where dragons must fight for their very survival - dragons who have the same needs and wants as humanity. See events through the dragon's eyes as they struggle in a world turned against them. Share their pain and celebrate their successes in these amazing stories of life, loss, and hope.

The third book shows that even those who are cast down to the lowest pits of despair and unwant can rise again. Follow the crippled copper as he struggles to find his identity in an unforgiving world. This is a truly amazing book - I recommend it to anyone who has ever dreamed of dragons.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
Beautifully written and intriguing storylines that offer broad appeal to readers of all ages.
Published 12 days ago by Stephen Jackson
5.0 out of 5 stars The Outcast
The age of fire saga continues. This book tells the story of the third hatchling, the outcast without a name. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Wolfwind
5.0 out of 5 stars Didn't expect to empathize with The Copper
The first three books in the series focus (individually) on the three siblings, telling things from their point of view while weaving a larger plot, and I found myself completely... Read more
Published 6 months ago by SJM
4.0 out of 5 stars Great story, good writing, what's not to like?
Bang up job by a great writer. Engaging characters, some human, push the story inexorably onward. Can't put it down. Read more
Published 9 months ago by John Calvin Loos III
5.0 out of 5 stars great read
I highly recommend this series to all who love fantasy books. So good I couldn't put the book down and finished it in two days.
Published 12 months ago by Evangeline Thompson
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun!
I find it hard to get to sleep on time at night because I want to find out what is going to happen next!
Published 16 months ago by Sally Willis-Watkins
5.0 out of 5 stars Great series
This series is great. Can't wait to finish it. There is so much action and suspense that its next to impossible to put down.
Published 17 months ago by Riobrown
4.0 out of 5 stars Great book
Couldn't put own my kindle fire the whole time. The original antagonist became the unexpected protagonist that lead an outstanding adventure worthy of chronicling
Published 20 months ago by Kenny Hall
5.0 out of 5 stars Survival isn't pretty.
A gritty and compelling tale of an outcast scorned and crippled at birth; betrayed and left to die atop a cairn built of his own mother's corpse. Read more
Published 21 months ago by Nathan T. Shaver
4.0 out of 5 stars Not my Favorite
This book wasn't my Favorite by E.E. Knight but it is still a wonderful continuation of a great series. I do recommend the book.
Published 21 months ago by Amazon Customer
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