The Fire Within

The Fire Within

Book - 2005
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When college student David Rain rents a room in an unusual boardinghouse full of clay dragons, he has no idea that they, along with some lively squirrels, will help jumpstart his writing career.
Publisher: New York : Orchard Books 2005.
Edition: 1st Scholastic hardcover ed.
ISBN: 9780439672436
0439672430
Branch Call Number: J FIC DLAC
Characteristics: 340 p. ; 22 cm.

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navy_wolf_412
Jul 21, 2017

Weird. Just plain weird. AND I COULDN'T UNDERSTAND ANYTHING!!! Tip: read the first book first.

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orange_owl_449
Jul 05, 2017

this series is AWESOME!

Library_Jill Dec 08, 2016

Contrary to what the cover seems to imply, this is not a book "about dragons" in a traditional sense, but it was a fun, light read with characters--both human and animal--who grew on me. Definitely still good for dragon-lovers, but also a fun read for those who enjoy cats, squirrels, writing, or pottery.

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Benyboo
Jul 14, 2016

ANYONE THAT SAID THIS SERIES SUCKS WILL DIE. THIS IS THE MOST AMAZING SERIES EVER. EVER. I COMPLETELY AGREE WITH SilentChaos01 AND I THINK THAT THIS SERIES IS UNDERRATED. I KNOW THAT THE SERIES STARTS OUT KINDA BORING, BUT I AM SO ON CHRIS D'LACY'S SIDE FOR THIS. BEST BOOK SERIES IVE EVER READ AND IS ALSO QUITE MOTIVATIONAL FOR ME.

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Gwen8262
Jul 12, 2016

Kinda weird. Don't really like this one. Hate the others in the series. Really demonic stuff and terrible plot.

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LandJ
Jun 04, 2016

boring tbh

thank you for the info surrey semiahmoo!!!!

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runred
Jan 27, 2015

TEEHEE dis is me frst coment

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tasfiaalam
Jan 25, 2015

this book puts my favourite things dragons and pottery!

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SurreySemiahmoo
Jan 14, 2015

First book in the series, The Last Dragon Chronicles.
Here is a list in order:
The Fire Within
Icefire
Fire Star
The Fire Eternal
Dark Fire
Fire World
The Fire Ascending

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alicat42 Jun 14, 2014

Through squirrels, Stories, and clay Dragons, David learns that there is more to his new friends than meets the eye.

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sparkkitten
Jan 17, 2010

When David Rain moves in as a tenant in Elizabeth Pennykettle in Scrubbley, and her 11-year-old daughter, Lucy, he soon learns the house's theme: dragons.

Lucy is always on about them--but she acts like they're real...?

Lucy's second-favorite chatting topic is squirrels, and David finds himself helping her rescue a particular little friend which Lucy names "Conker" and getting himself an animal rescue girlfriend named Sophie, whom they take injured Conker to eventually, along with his healthy, smiling squirrel friend, Snigger.

David also finds himself writing a story about the two squirrels, with the help of a clay dragon (a welcome present from Liz) named Gadzooks for Lucy's eleventh birthday, eventually titling it "Snigger" after the main squirrel.

But back to the dragons.

The Pennykettle house is FILLED with them, and David eventually learns all their names--and more.

Not to mention their tabby cat, Bonnington, who usually takes to snuggling up under the tenant's bedsheets, or in his sweaters.

All together, it's a crazy household, but David manages to fit in all right, by doing something he never thought he would do: believe in dragons.

lucky Oct 23, 2008

David has thrust himself into things deeper than just clay dragons. Will he be able to figure it out in time to save the world?

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