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Icefire Book Review

Discover the mystery of the dragons and polar bears in our review of Chris D'Lacey's Icefire novel!
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Icefire Book Review - Reviewed by Kidzworld on Dec 27, 2006
( Rating: 3 Star Rating)

Discover the mystery of the dragons and polar bears in our review of Chris D'Lacey's Icefire novel!

Title: Icefire
Author: Chris D'Lacey
Ages: 9+
Rating: 3


Ancient legends of polar bears, dragons and a tear of fire collide in Chris D'Lacey's Icefire! Read on for our review of the secrets and adventure in this novel!


Magical Dragons

David's a student and a writer living with Liz Pennykettle and her daughter Lucy in a house packed full of clay dragons. But, there's magic in the air and it's more than the fact that Liz's dragons are secretly alive! Before he knows it, David is up to his eyebrows in ancient legends about polar bears and the frozen tear of the last dragon in Icefire, Chris D'Lacey's sequel to his popular novel The Fire Within.


Peculiar Houseguests

Living with the kooky Pennykettle family isn't David's idea of a good time, especially when he keeps getting pulled into weird adventures with clay dragons that they insist are real! And, when a magic polar bear shows up, things get really weird. Ancient legends, old enemies, weird coincidences, wishing dragons, strange magic and a hedgehog make Icefire a busy book!


Ancient Enemies

With all the weirdness going on, Icefire manages to go cold for two reasons. The biggest problem is that the beginning is seriously "meh" for the first 50 pages or so. Once you get past that, there's a lot going on, but it never really grabs you and makes you go "Wow!".


The Bottom Line

Chris D'Lacey's Icefire is almost cool! It has lots of interesting stuff happening, but it takes too long to get started and never manages to be really exciting. If you're a hardcore dragon fan, you'll probably enjoy it, but go read Eldest first.


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107nina

107nina wrote:

And I totally agree with you. The series are the best!!!!!
commented: Mon Dec 16, 2013

107nina

107nina wrote:

If you liked Icefire you should try reading the other six books. Icefire is only the se...
commented: Mon Dec 16, 2013

beast7012

beast7012 wrote:

IceFire is great book! When you get in the middle of the book it;s a true page turner. ...
commented: Sun May 20, 2012

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