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The Fire Within
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Author Chris D'Lacey
Cover artist Angelo Rinaldi
Country United States
Language English
Series The Last Dragon Chronicles
Genre(s) Fantasy novel
Publisher Scholastic Press
Publication date 2001
Media type Print (Hardback, Paperback)
Pages 304
ISBN 0-439-67244-9
Followed by Icefire



Overview Edit

The Fire Within is the first book in Chris D'Lacey's acclaimed fantasy series, The Last Dragon Chronicles. It follows the adventures of university student David Rain when he applies to rent out a room in the house of the eccentric and mysterious Liz.


Plot Summary Edit

Liz and her daughter, Lucy, share the house with their cat, Bonnington, and a number of clay dragon sculptures that Liz makes for a living. The dragons' names all begin with the letter "G". Liz's "special" dragon is called Guinevere, while Lucy's two dragons are called Gwendolen (which she pronounces Gawendolen) and Gawain.

The dragons are revealed to be more than meets the eye when Liz crafts David his own dragon, Gadzooks. David immediately takes a liking to his dragon, but is shocked when he begins to receive visions, almost telepathic, from Zookie, depicting the dragon writing words on his notebook. And then, he finds out who the messages are coming from. They are being sent by the dragons, who are coming to life,which leads to the next book in the series, Icefire.

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