Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Dragon Rider by Cornelia Funke

A dragon. A boy. A journey. Firedrake, a brave young dragon, his loyal brownie friend Sorrel and a lonely boy called Ben are united as if by destiny. Together, they embark on a magical journey to find the legendary place where silver dragons can live in peace forever. With only a curious map and the whispered memories of an old dragon to guide them, they fly across moonlit lands and seas to reach the highest mountains in the world. Along the way, they discover extraordinary new friends in unlikely places and a courage they never knew they had. Just as well, for the greatest enemy of all is never far behind them - a heartless monster from the past who's been waiting a very long time to destroy the last dragons on earth.

From Heather:  I have really enjoyed Cornelia Funke's books lately.  All the ones I've read have been really long, but worth every page.  This one is no different.  The story is fun to explore.  I never thought I would like books about dragons but it sort of works for me.  Firedrake happens to be a wonderful dragon!  :) 

Sorrel the brownie sort of drove me a little nuts.  She's not very nice, always grumpy and sarcastic.  But Ben I absolutely loved.  Firedrake and Sorrel find him alone in an abandoned warehouse in London and he joins them on their journey to find the Rim of Heaven.  It's a wonderful book, if a bit long.  And probably about an age 10 and up sort of book.

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