Book Review: The Fire Within by Chris d’Lacey

The first in The Last Dragon Chronicles, this book introduces David, a student at college studying Geography, who moves in with a mother called Liz and her daughter Lucy. There, he discovers that Liz crafts clay dragons who appear to take on a life of their own.

Throughout the book, d’Lacey seems to jump between fantasy and the dragons being alive and reality and the dragons really being just clay models. This can make it confusing when he jumps between the two and I found myself a little unsure once I got to the end as to whether I liked the book or not. It does have a charm to it though and it is readable to an adult but it is aimed more at 9-12 year olds I would personally say though it can be argued that younger children, from around 6 or 7 would also read it.


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