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Aimed at slightly younger readers than her previous novels, despite its massive five hundred pages, Dragon Rider is about a brave young dragon called Firedrake who embarks upon a dangerous journey to the Rim of Heaven in the Himalayas--a magical place where silver dragons can rest easy, free from the threat of destruction by mankind and their only hope of sanctuary. The key to its location is a map rendered by a rat who is a master cartographer.
Firedrake is joined on his quest by Ben, an orphaned boy, and Sorrell--a wise-cracking Brownie that is an odd, but ingenious, grumpy kind of fairy. Their journey is not a straightforward one by any means. Created by an alchemist called Petrosius Henbane in 1424, Nettlebrand (a malevolent creature covered in impenetrable gold plates) is their biggest threat--he is intent on destroying them. Nettlebrand is aided by Twigleg, a homunculus who has stowed away in Ben's bag and who is feeding reports on their progress back to his master.
Their exciting encounters are many... It is easy to forgive the narrative's excessive length when readers are gorging on such a wonderfully inventive and readable story from an author who has her readers in the palm of her hand on every page. (Age 9 and over) --John McLay
We LOVE this book and the narration by Brendan Fraser! He's a great actor and voice talent. My 11-year-old son is listening to this story for the second time and he says this is... Read morePublished 7 days ago by C. DePaula
Gave this to my granddaughter - their mom's are reading it to them and I'll told the girls are loving itPublished 14 days ago by Caren
What a wonderful adventure book!! I loved it to the last page and cannot wait to read it again but in German. Read morePublished 1 month ago by kat
It is my favorite book and I read it over, and over again. I just wish you would make a series so I could enjoy more. :)Published 1 month ago by Nikki White
My8 year olf granddaughter who loves anything with dragons, was captivated with Dragon Rider. We read it on my Kindle which I kept offering her to take home and read on her own. Read morePublished 5 months ago by jeangoat
This story was a fantasy/adventure with dragons, interwoven with the message to respect the environment and its creatures. The fantastical world the author created captured me. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Poisoned Rose
My son enjoyed this book very much as he loves Sci-Fi books, and specifically asked for this series of books. I would say he was very happy. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Karen
The story was well written. The interaction of the people and dragons seemed natural. With that said, the story was smart and well done.Published 7 months ago by Amazon Customer