Dragon Lords Rising (Dragonsdome Chronicles)De (autor) Lucinda Hare
en Limba Engleză Paperback – November 2012
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A gnome, a girl and a dwarf fly north on an injured battledragon in the depth of winter to search for the missing Commander of the Stealth Dragon Services. Throw in a spy, an overweight dragon fledgling who's so plump he cannot fly, and a renegade Sorcerer Warlock hot on their tail, and it seems like a quest doomed to failure from the outset.
But Quenelda is no ordinary girl, nor her gnome esquire, nor their guide and guardian the veteran dwarf Bonecracker Commando, Tangnost Bearhugger. Quenelda is a lone dragon whisperer in a world at war, where dragons have characters and voices of their own, and the Seven Kingdoms are under threat as never before from the amphibious hobgoblins who have united under a single warlord. The race to find the only man who can unmask the traitor at the heart of the realm is on
Spread your wings and hang on tightly as mighty Stormcracker takes you on a roller-coaster ride across the Old Wall and into the frozen north where you can slide down the ice flumes to the subterranean world of the Ice Bear Clan, land on an iceberg, or explore the mysteries of the long abandoned sea citadel. If you like magic there is lethal maelstrom magic conjured up from the Abyss, or Quenelda's often hilarious and always hazardous hit and miss efforts as she attempts to master the strongest dragon magic of all: that which flows through her very own veins,
Battles and adventures aplenty are balanced by humour and frothy foolishness at Foresight & Hindsight's Exclusive Emporium as Armelia's marriage to Darcy draws closer. Hidden treason and ancient malice by friendships and bravery found in unlikely places.
So mount up, strap your dragonwings on, and for goodness sake, keep those honey tablets out of reach of Two Gulps Too Many
Praise for The Dragon Whisperer and Flight to Dragon Isle.
One of the most captivating new books to be published for 8+ for some time . . . It made me laugh, cry and remember exactly what's so special about the time when you or your child live in hope of finding a dragon of your own (Amanda Craig The Sunday Times )
The one letdown of Hare's work, is that, in marketing it towards children, adults might see it as 'just another children's book' and pass it over. The back cover boasts a '9+' age rating and I urge anyone nine or over to snap this read up. Verdict? A battle-dragon of a book (Liz Wride, Fantasy Book Review)
What Harry Potter did for tales of wizardry, this book does for tales of dragons (Chicklish )
Recommended for Fans Of...: The Lord of the Rings. No, seriously. Also, fans of the Eragon series, the Harry Potter book, Susan Cooper's The Dark is Rising series, Cornelia Funke's Igraine the Brave, Sherwood Smith's Wren to the Rescue series, Patricia Wrede's Dealing With Dragons series, and etc., ad infinitum. will find something here to love. (Finding Wonderland)