Dragon Rider - Collector's Edition Author:Cornelia Funke Firedrake, a young dragon, receives a frightening warning one night: Humans are planning to destroy the valley in which he lives! All the dragons must flee. Their only refuge is a place above the clouds called the Rim of Heaven --- which may not even exist. Firedrake boldly volunteers to go ahead first. As he embarks on his journey, he meets Ben... more », a runaway boy. Together, the boy & dragon make their way toward the Rim of Heaven, all the while running a step ahead of Nettlebrand, a monster who will stop at nothing to hunt down Firedrake. Their quest will truly become an adventure like no other.« less
I loved this book! I can't wait for my kids to read it. I was looking for a introduction into fantasy for my kids that was not too scary and would hold their attention. IT has a great story plot and just enough action. A must read!
This is a well-written, exciting story of a homeless boy who befriends a dragon and joins him on his quest to find a home safe from humans. There are many exciting adventures and mythical beasts, without the darkness and fear factor of Harry Potter and other fantasy books for older readers.
A great read-aloud for the 7-10 year old audience!
I liked the story, but I wasn't extremely impressed with the book. Some of the events just seemed to happen a little too smoothly (they'd meet exactly the type of person/creature they needed at exactly the moment they realized they had a need).