Dragon Rider

Dragon Rider, a #1 New York Times Bestseller written by Cornelia Funk was first published in Germany by Cecilie Dressler Verlag and later published in America by Chicken House, an imprint of Scholastic Inc. This book would fall under the contemporary fantasy\modern fairy tale genre.
The valley of the silver dragons is in danger of discovery by the humans. Firedrake, a young dragon, and his faithful brownie Sorrel set off in search of a new home for their friends; the fabled Rim of Heaven, a dragon refuge hidden among the highest mountain peaks in the world. Firedrake, Sorrel, and their human friend Ben; along with other allies both magical and ordinary must evade the evil Golden Nettlebrand and his treacherous armor-cleaners while hunting for their new home. Crossing deserts and oceans; encountering djinns, basilisks, sand fairies, and sea serpents; and fulfilling ancient prophecies; these friends will learn what it means to be a family.
I highly recommend this book for ages 10+. There is some violence and name calling; as well as some magic and other fantasy elements. A highly engaging read with riddles, fabulous creatures, and a heroic quest; well written story and fun characters. 4 out of 5 stars.

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