BOOK NAME: Dragon Rider
AUTHOR: Cornelia Funke
This is my favorite book of all time so far in my life. As you might guess from the title, this book follows a dragon named Firedrake, Ben the dragon rider and Sorrel, who is a cat-like creature (called a “brownie”) that can talk with both humans and dragons, on a mission to save their kind.
The adventure starts in the Mythical Valley of Dragons. A rat comes to warn the dragons that humans are coming to flood the valley. Sorrel and Firedrake must go to New York City to find a map that will safely lead them to their destination. In New York, they meet Ben who is an orphan boy living in an old warehouse along the river. They meet Ben by using his warehouse for a rest place for a day. Ben convinces Sorrel to let him go along on their mission.
They have all kinds of problems along the way. They land in Europe and come across Nettlebrand, a dragon hunter. Then the chase begins. Ben, Firedrake and Sorrel now not only have to complete their dangerous journey, they have to defeat Nettlebrand as well. They will need all of the tools and tricks they have plus help from a few others along the way.
This book is full of adventure, mystery and learning to find out who you are as a creature and what you find valuable. I think anybody who likes adventure, especially if you have ever wondered what it would be like to ride on the back of dragon in the light of the moon should read this book.