When David moves in with Liz and Lucy, he discovers a collection of hand crafted, clay dragons that comes to life and has magical powers. David's personalized dragon, Gadzooks, can forecast the future, and inspires him to write a story which reveals the truth behind an unsolved mystery close to home. The story has an unhappy ending, and when David realizes the consequences of it he is angry. Then David finds Gadzooks crying and near death, and he discovers that these special dragons die when they are not loved. Soon David is forced to save his friend and unlock the powers of the fire within (from GoodReads).
I got this book from the library, I’ve wanted to read this series and now seems like a perfect time. I was not sure what to expect from this book but as I started reading it I discovered that I liked it. But I do have to say that it was not what I expected it to be. I expected the dragons to be different than they are in the book but that did not diminish my liking of the book. In fact once I got over what I thought book would be about and what the book was about, I was enjoying it very much.
Book is about this guy named David, who is a university student, I think he is around twenty years of age. Anyway he rents a room from this family, mother and daughter, and this is where the story begins. Liz and Lucy are very interesting characters, very entertaining and humours. Lucy was my favourite, she was bit melodramatic but I think that’s what made me like her so much. I liked David, but as I was reading the book I would have never thought that he was a twenty year old university student. He does not behave or speak like a twenty year old. Actually I thought that he was a child, maybe twelve or thirteen, but then I thought that is weird why would a thirteen year old be renting a room from this family. Anyways, until it was mentioned that he was a university student and that made more sense. Liz, Lucy’s mother, makes clay dragon for David; David is very intrigued by Liz and Lucy and how they talk about the clay dragons like they are real. Another part of the story I really enjoyed was about the squirrel, that was very funny and entertaining.
Overall this was a enjoyable read, entertaining, funny and adventurous. I looking forward reading book two in the series which is titled I believe Icefire. If you like children book and enjoy good stories about dragons, or any kind of magic than you will probably enjoy this book. It is a light and quick read. I give this book 3/5 Stars. It is good read, but I do not think it deserves more than 3 stars.
The Last Dragon Chronicles series:
3. Fire Star
4. The Fire Eternal
5. Dark Fire
6. Fire World
7. The Fire Ascending - Coming April 2012