Dragon Lightning (Dragon Dreamer) 2nd Edition
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"The Fifth Doll" by Charlie N. Holmberg
The Wall Street Journal bestselling author of The Paper Magician Series transports readers to a darkly whimsical world where strange magic threatens a quiet village. | Learn more
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- Item Weight : 14.4 ounces
- ISBN-13 : 978-0996042567
- Paperback : 264 pages
- Product dimensions : 5.5 x 0.66 x 8.5 inches
- Publisher : Lind Press; 2nd edition (October 10, 2016)
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,797,139 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The characters are also beautifully drawn. Scree, an heroic octopus, is philosophical, brave and decent and my favourite, with the tetchy ice-dragon, Drakor a close second. The blended community deals with a range of threats from aggressive giant squids to a life threatening volcanic eruption—intelligently and courageously.
Dragon Lightning is a brilliant book and I haven’t read anything quite like it with its beauty, heart and creativity. I thoroughly recommend it.
Book 2 starts out with action, danger and our introduction to Drakor, a Ice Dragon. Arak and his crew are on board their Skiff navigating the ice towers and in search of the legendary Ice Dragons. This first meeting of Arak, his crew and Drakor does not go easily to say the least.
This crew is experienced now and fast thinking saves them all and the injured Ice Dragon. They have the best healers on board the skiff, one dragon and one Octopus one. The story begins with getting to know Drakor and his learning new ways, new ideas and a strong friendship is forged.
Arak is a strong, adventurous, golden dragon who looks out for his clan and his friends. He loves traveling the seas, discovering new lands and weaving these threads together for a better life.
The Ice Dragons are strong and always ready for hard work and battle, They have one person in charge of their clan who rules over all, a Dictatorship.
The Golden Dragons choose a leader and then share in decision making, a Democracy.
Arak and his crew, as well as Drakor learn a lot from each other. New skills are honed, energy grows from within and they grow as individuals.
Dorali is one of my favorite dragons, she is a healer with the strength of a warrior. Her inner strength is amazing and even through her scars she knows she deserves real love, a true mate who will except and love her beyond her scars..
Scree is an Octopus but so much more, handing out wisdom and good advice like a good momma would. She is very honorable, adventurous and fierce in the protection of her pod and her friends. Orm is a gentle Octopus and Screes mate, who loves her beyond words. He is always her champion and accompanies her on her adventures.
The new sea life, the discoveries they make, the sharing of knowledge to help each other and teaching Drakor ways to which could help him help his clan is so refreshing and encouraging. I just love this story, this book and it so beautifully translates to our world and how we should be to one another. It is a wonderful book for any age group and I highly recommend it and the first one, Dragon Dreamer.
Drakor, an ice dragon, is the hero of this new story. Coming from a dragon culture where might makes right, he is burdened with foresight that a disaster awaits his island but no one will listen to him because he's not the strongest. Can he, with the help of his new friends and the new skills they share with him, help him to save his clan?
So, why the claim that this series is has the most unique and fully-realized dragons? The world-building has scientific, instead of magical, underpinnings. The author creates complex cultures for her creatures in which all the details, from how dragon lightning is generated to how the intricate, beautiful dragon nests are created, are explained by physics, chemistry and biology. Also, the reader gets full immersion into the art, history, social norms and foods of several different cultures on a level that other books/series just don't match. How these cultures clash and come together in complicated ways is one of the author's favorite themes.
But, the real question is if this is a good story? Yup. You'll be cheering for Drakor!
Once again, Ms. Burke has created a wonderfully vivid story full of adventure, danger, and lessons for her characters. I loved how skillfully she wove so much of the natural sciences into her fantasy tale, and I also loved how, like in the first book, the characters grew during the course of the novel. As enlightening as the look at the world under the sea was, I think I liked the fact that readers are taken on a journey of personal growth just as much. The messages in this book -- those of friendship, loyalty, kindness, determination, cooperation, and learning to consider other people's perspectives -- are perfect for anyone from 9 to 99. And the delightful descriptions and entertaining dialog are sure to hold your attention. Five stars, and I very much hope there's a third installment in this series.
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It’s been awhile since I read Dragon Dreamer, but as soon I started reading this book, I was transported straightaway back to the ocean. Drakor was so like Arak, ridiculed by his clan for being different. However, when he was found by Arak, he found a kinship. Seeing Arak a highly thought of member of his group, gave Drakor hope.
With the pending eruption from the volcanoes, this story is one big adventure. Arak and Scree are working to deadline to rescue their families, but it does not help that other species are working against them and Scree must put all her cunningness to use to survive. The addition of the Ice dragons enables the author to add different dragon skills to the story and you get to learn just how more powerful they are and the uphill struggle Drakor must convince them to move.
The idea of reading is to take you to another world and this story does that 100%. I got so involved in the story that I forget that I was reading about creatures as they are so human. The fine details add depth to the story and the picturesque scenes help you visualise how beautiful the ocean is.
As like Dragon Dreamer this will be perfect to read to your young ones as a bed time story but will be enjoyed by all ages.
I hope that Arak’s adventures continue
There is an inventive dragon version of 'rock, paper, scissors' which I can imagine children wanting to play but what I love most about this book is that the characters choose to learn from the other dragons/octopuses/squid that they meet, adapting and using those skills to improve their own and combining resources to make life better for all. I've also enjoyed the growth of the characters through the first book and this sequel.
This story can be read as a tale all on its own, although it does follow on from the first book 'Dragon Dreamer' which I VERY HIGHLY RECOMMEND.
A tale for kids of all ages and beyond.