Wednesday, March 19, 2008

The Fire Within (book review)

This book is also for the 1st in a Series Challenge.

The Fire Within, by Chris D'Lacey, is the story of twenty-year-old David. He is currently living with Elizabeth Pennykettle and her eleven-year-old daughter, Lucy. Liz's specialty is pottery, and she delights in making clay dragons. She makes David his own special dragon, named Gadzooks.
Gadzooks inspires David to write a story about squirrels, as Lucy loves them. But what starts out as a fantasy is beginning to become unnervingly true. Now, David sets out to discover the truth behind the mystery, but to solve it he will have to master the magic of the fire within, within his hands and his heart.

I absolutely loved this book, and I would run to a store and buy the sequel if I could! It was fantasy with a pinch of mystery, and that made for the perfect combination! I would recommend it to anyone who likes dragons, squirrels, and/or animal fantasy.