Cover of: Dragon rider | Cornelia Funke

About the Book

Dragon Rider is about a brave young dragon called Firedrake who embarks upon a dangerous journey to the Rim of Heaven in the Himalayas--a magical place where silver dragons can rest easy, free from the threat of destruction by mankind and their only hope of sanctuary. The key to its location is a map rendered by a rat who is a master cartographer.

Firedrake is joined on his quest by Ben, an orphaned boy, and Sorrell--a wise-cracking Brownie that is an odd, but ingenious, grumpy kind of fairy. Their journey is not a straightforward one by any means. Created by an alchemist called Petrosius Henbane in 1424, Nettlebrand (a malevolent creature covered in impenetrable gold plates) is their biggest threat--he is intent on destroying them. Nettlebrand is aided by Twigleg, a homunculus who has stowed away in Ben's bag and who is feeding reports on their progress back to his master.

Their exciting encounters are many... It is easy to forgive the narrative's excessive length when readers are gorging on such a wonderfully inventive and readable story from an author who has her readers in the palm of her hand on every page.

About the Edition

After learning that humans are headed toward his hidden home, Firedrake, a silver dragon, is joined by a brownie and an orphan boy in a quest to find the legendary valley known as the Rim of Heaven, encountering friendly and unfriendly creatures along the way, and struggling to evade the relentless pursuit of an old enemy.

Edition Notes

Originally published in German under the title Drachenreiter, by Cecilie Dressler Verlag, Hamburg, Germany in 1997.

Genre
Fiction., Juvenile fiction., Romans, nouvelles, etc. pour la jeunesse.

Classifications

Library of Congress
PZ7.F96624 Dr 2005

The Physical Object

Pagination
536 p. :
Number of pages
536

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL24205604M
Internet Archive
dragonrider00funk
ISBN 10
0439543428
ISBN 13
9780439543422
OCLC/WorldCat
62141244

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