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E.E. Knight and the Age of Fire
Section is a little dead lol. Like to introduce a series Im very fond of :x
The series follows the adventures of three dragon siblings as they are forced to survive in a world where the dragon population is dwindling and conflict between the hominid species is reaching new, darker levels. The three siblings are separated early in life by an attack on their home cave. As such, each of the first three books just focuses on one sibling through their formative years as they grow up, get their wings, make connections and relationships, and learn to deal with the predicament of the dragons in different ways.
The first three books, written each from only one sibling's point of view, are stand-alone novels that are accessible without having read the other two.
Spoilered purely for summary of the individual books.
Dragon Champion (Book 1)
* Perspective: AuRon
Dragon Champion follows AuRon (Auron) in his quest, which begins as a journey in search for a key "weakness" dragons have that is responsible for their apparent domination by the hominid species, and ends with him trying to reverse that through cunning and force. AuRon makes connections and relationships with individuals spanning many species, but his life seems to be full of only gaining one connection after another has been broken against his will.
Dragon Champion covers a larger span of time than either of the other first three books.
Dragon Avenger (Book 2)
* Perspective: Wistala
Dragon Avenger follows Wistala as she travels in search of other dragons and a way to avenge her slain family. After being separated from Auron, and nearly drowning, she is rescued by a kind-hearted elf named Rainfall who adopts her and allows her to stay at his home, where she learns there is more than hate and misery in life. She later travels with a circus as a fortune teller, and meets the people responsible for her family’s demise and must decide to keep her promise for revenge or if she can forgive the people who ruined her life. Throughout her journey, Wistala proves there is more to fear of dragons than teeth and fire, as she overcomes many obstacles with wits instead of brawn and shows that a dragon that is calm and cunning can be more effective than a dozen enraged dragons.
Dragon Avenger spans the least amount of time of the first three books, following Wistala's first 14 years or so.
Dragon Outcast (Book 3)
* Perspective: RuGaard (the copper)
Dragon Outcast follows the copper as he explores the lower world. Meeting with bats and dwarves, he makes his way to a community of dragons in the Lavadome, where he is named Rugaard. Rugaard deals with politics and hominids and searches for his place in a world of treachery.
Nearly all of Dragon Outcast takes place in the lower world.
Dragon Strike (Book 4)
* Perspective: AuRon, Wistala, and RuGaard
A mysterious plague sweeps through Lavadome forcing upon RuGaard a decision that could save or bring an end to dragon kind. Meanwhile, Wistala sets off to find AuRon while he sets off to find gold for his hatchlings. Eventually their different paths merge, bringing them together to confront their common foe, the Red Queen. Dragon Strike is the fourth book, but the sequel to the first three books.
And official site.
E.E. Knight's AGE OF FIRE
The 5th book, Dragon Rule, is slotted for a Dec '09 release. If anyone here has read Knight's Vampire Earth novels (Also amazing), dont be afraid to look into these.