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Dragon Fire [Paperback]

Charles Ashton
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3 Mar 2003
Extraordinary events transform the life of Sparrow after an encounter on the mountain with the wizard Puckel, who gives the boy three magical gifts: the ability to fly, to understand the speech of birds and beasts, and to take the shape of any creature or thing. Now Sparrow needs all the magical help he can get, for he and his friends Bull and Goggs, Kittel, Ormand and Lissie find themselves up against many elusive, cunning adversaries - including the Polymorphs - as they seek to free their world from the power of the dragon.

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  • Paperback: 544 pages
  • Publisher: Walker Books Ltd (3 Mar 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0744590612
  • ISBN-13: 978-0744590616
  • Product Dimensions: 19.6 x 13 x 4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 284,907 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"A superb writer... Sensationally good." The Sunday Telegraph; "Full of fantastic adventures." Junior Education; "Intriguing... Will keep you guessing the outcome to the very end." The School Librarian

About the Author

Charles Ashton is a highly respected and award-winning author whose books include the Dragon Fire trilogy: Jet Smoke and Dragon Fire (shortlisted for both the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize and the WH Smith Mind Boggling Books Award), Into the Spiral and The Shining Bridge as well as the novels Time Ghost and Billy's Drift, and four stories for younger readers, Ruth and the Blue Horse, The Giant's Boot (shortlisted for the Smarties Book Prize), The Boy Who Was a Bear and The Snow Door. He lives in Scotland with his family.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Dragon Fire 10 Sep 2003
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It's an amazing book! You have to read it! Chris Ashton is soooo much better than J.K.Rowling by far. With the endless adventures that Srarrow goes on with Puckel and Kittel it just makes the book so exiting that you don't want to put it down. Some (actualy most) books are really boring at the beggining, exiting in the middle and boring at the end. Not this one though. The names of the things are just amazing(Puckel, Sparrow, Kittel, milkstone, polymorphs, Groggs, Bull, They are just so great). I could never think up something like that. If you haven't read it I suggest you get down to your nearest book stall, fast!
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5.0 out of 5 stars A must read 9 Jun 2005
By D. J Nelson - Published on Amazon.com
(From the back) Sparrow is just an ordinary boy living in a backwoods village, until the day he meets the wizard Puckel on the mountainside. Puckel grants Sparrow three wishes: the ability to fly, to understand the speech of birds and beasts, and to take the shape of any creature or thing. It is the start of an amazing series of adventures for Sparrow and his friends as they seek to defeat the deadly dragon, to outwit the cunning Polymorphs, and to build a bridge between two parallel worlds.

This is the trilogy - the three books in one. These books work so great together that you have to read all three (the ending is to die for!) and it's pointless to buy each sparately. The book is quite big (over 500 pages) but it's a good read and worth it. I totally recommend it for those Harry Potter fans and other magic-nuts out there. It's a great story, very original, with plot twists that (usually) make sense and keep the story moving. I'm not much for long books or slow stories, but this one was almost un-put-down-able. Wonderful.
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