Icefire by Chris d'Lacey
  

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Second in the Last Dragon sereis, sequel to 'The Fire Within' which continues the story of student, David Rain, and his life in the Pennykettle household. David begins a research project on the existence of dragons and finds himself drawn down a path from which there is no going back, into a time where dragons did really exist.

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Icefire by Chris d'Lacey

Life isn't exactly normal lodging at the Pennykettles - not when you're surrounded by hundreds of clay pottery dragons. Fate seems to be dictating an unusual course for David 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.

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Fly, Cherokee Fly/Highly Commended for the Carnegie Medal. A brilliant story, quirky and well-written. An intelligent, sensitive and magical book that cleverly succeeds in combining fun with the ability to make you think. The Bookseller on The Fire Within

About the Author

Chris d'Lacey

Born in Malta, Chris d'Lacey is a well known English author. He is known for his numerous contributions to children's fiction - in particular, his first novel Fly, Cherokee, Fly, was highly commended for the 1999 Carnegie Medal. However Chris is probably better known for his popular series The Last Dragon Chronicles, which follows the adventures of David Rain and his quests to save the tear of the last dragon, Gawain, and protect dragonkind. His favourite book of the series is The Fire Within, which he originally began as a surprise present for his wife Jay fifteen years before it was published! He has lived most of his life in Leicester, England. Chris worked as a research technician at Leicester University for 28 years and in 2002 was awarded a doctorate by them for his services to children's fiction. He now writes full time.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
352 pages
Interest Age: From 9 To 99

Author

Chris d'Lacey
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Author's Website

www.icefire.co.uk

Publisher

Orchard Books an imprint of Hachette Children's Group

Publication date

16th September 2004

ISBN

9781843621348

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