ISBN: 0439543428 Global Overview for this book
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A Boy. A Dragon. A Quest.
Firedrake, Ben, and their furry friend, Sorrel, are in search of the mythical place
where dragons can live in peace forever.
Together they embark on a journey that takes them to magical lands
where they meet marvelous creatures -- and one ruthless villain.
Along the way, they will discover allies in odd places,
courage they didn't know they had,
and a hidden destiny that changes everything.
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There are thumbnail illustrations on each chapter, and some additional illustrations throughout,
Among my favorite bits: when Sorrel is captured, and two professors are arguing about what she is; one has it correct, the other thinks she's a monkey - so she starts calling him names using poison-mushroom varieties. (Alas, the recipient of her attentions thinks she's babbling monkey-noises; it's the other professor who can hear what she's saying.)
The story culminates with a desperate battle against the alchemically-crafted dragon-devouring golden dragon Nettlebrand - and, this being a book for children, it resolves rather nicely, though there are some very suspenseful bits in the middle. It's a typical "ragtag band of misfits work together to defeat unstoppable foe" story, but nicely done.
[There's a TV Tropes page on the book, with some entertaining tidbits. ]
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