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Published before THE THIEF LORD in Germany, DRAGON RIDER established Cornelia Funke as a bestselling and critically acclaimed author. Now, this fantastical epic has come to America!

Firedrake, a young dragon, receives a frightening warning one night: Humans are planning to destroy the valley in which he lives! All the dragons must flee. Their only refuge is a place above the clouds called the Rim of Heaven --- which may not even exist. Firedrake boldly volunteers to go ahead first. As he embarks on his journey, he meets Ben, a runaway boy. Together, the boy & dragon make their way toward the Rim of Heaven, all the while running a step ahead of Nettlebrand, a monster who will stop at nothing to hunt down Firedrake. Their quest will truly become an adventure like no other.

Published on October 2, 2014 by Chicken House Ltd
ISBN-10: 1910002054
ISBN-13: 9781910002056
15 Book Reviews
  • Panda Lover expover 2 years
    It was really good. Reading it in third grade is a good thing. Second book is confusing......
    • Reign Lightningover 5 years
      This book was absolutely phenomenal! It tells of a fantastic adventure while being followed by an enemy named Nettlebrand. I highly recommend this book to everyone, for this is a book not to be missed.
      • allycat278
        allycat278over 5 years
        FAVORTITE BOOK EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
        • wow257
          wow257about 6 years55 stars
          Funke has made this book a must-read for every dragon lover. A lovely tale that really has a good plot! A really good book for young readers.
          • happyface221
            happyface221about 8 years
            I read a while ago, and i couldn't wait to keep reading it... so ..... ONE IF THE BEST BOOKS EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!:)
            • 3ac
              3acabout 8 years55 stars
              This is a great adventure story with a thrilling conclusion. Ben discovers Firedrake, the dragon in a abandoned warehouse where Firedrake is sleeping, and the quest proceeds in a fun fashion. I recommend this for dragon/ fantasy lovers.
              • edmodo-wyt7vhbpfj
                edmodo-wyt7vhbpfjover 8 years
                It is a very adventurous book and I am a bid fan of fairy tale books and all. If you see it on the shelves, I highly suggest you pick it up!
                • thumsup
                  thumsupover 9 years55 stars
                  This is a great book with mythical characters that are very rare- or the author probably just made them up. It is about a boy who got reincarnated as the new dragon rider and he has to save the dragons from human destruction.
                  • cpalmer116
                    cpalmer116over 9 years
                    I read this book because my brother read it and said it was good. Its a great book because it has all the parts of a book.
                    • ekrebs
                      ekrebsover 9 years
                      I LOVE THIS BOOK!!!! It is one of the best books I have ever read and I really really recommend it.

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