The Fire Within

David ran a hand through his mop of brown hair. Dragons. It was certainly different from his last set of lodgings, where all you got were spiders and the occasional mouse. “It’s perfect,” he said.

When student David Rain moves into the Pennykettle household as a lodger, he’s intrigued by the clay dragons which he finds there. At first he thinks they’re just for decoration. But everything changes when he’s given his own special dragon, and begins to unlock the thrilling secret of the fire within… Enter a world of secrets, sorcery and dragons in this first book in Chris D’Lacey’s acclaimed fantasy series.

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    I love dragons now because of this book! it is really cool.

    28 March 2014

  • Amazing, the way dragons are portrayed is cool

    8 March 2014

  • Dragons are cool and wicked but this book put a whole new light on dragons for me , this book is a great book

    8 March 2013

  • loved it

    I’ve always loved Dragons but this book show them in a dazzling new way, filled with excitement, imagination and adventure; this series is a must read

    5 March 2013

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    I loved this book but it is more about squirrels than dragons!

    26 May 2012

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  • Awards

    The Fire Within won the Rotherham Children’s Book Prize in 2002.

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