Wednesday, December 30, 2009

chris d'lacy

i found a realy cool seris of books by chris d'lacy here are the summerys:

The Fire Within is about a young man named David Rain. He goes to a college and needs somewhere to stay. He answers to an advertisement about a tenant at a house on Wayward Crescent Scrubbley, Massachusetts and moves in, but little did he know that one step into the house would change his life forever.

The owner of the house, Elizabeth Pennykettle (Liz for short), gladly lets David stay with her and Lucy, her daughter. Liz earns her living by making clay dragons, and there is a lot of mystery surrounding them. Lucy loves squirrels, and brings it on David to help her catch a blind-in-one-eye gray squirrel she named Conker.

As a welcome present, David gets a free dragon from Liz. He names the dragon Gadzooks and learns Zookie (his nickname for the dragon) is a writing dragon, a dragon who is going to help him find inspiration to write stories (one he writes for Lucy's birthday).

Finally David and Lucy catch Conker and another squirrel named Snigger; presumably Snigger plays a part in saving Conker after Lucy asks him too, takes them to the local animal shelter, where a girl, Sophie (who David has a crush on), works. She takes both the squirrels in and Lucy tells Sophie that David is writing a story. Sophie is interested in reading it and promises she'll call when she has news about Conker. Sophie calls after a few days and comes over with good and bad news about Conker. Conker's not really blind, but he has kidney failure and is going to die. Later, Conker dies and David is so sad that he fights with Gadzooks and causes him to cry his fire tear. Luckily David catches it and rekindles his friend. He then gets a message from Gadzooks telling him how to finish his story.


BOOK 2


The sequel to Chris d'Lacey's bestselling novel, The Fire Within, Icefire continues the story of student, David Rain, and his life in the Pennykettle household.

Life isn't exactly normal lodging at the Pennykettles - not when you're surrounded by hundreds of clay pottery dragons. Fate seems to be dictating an unusual course for David when his college tutor Dr. Bergstrom gives him a writing project on the existence - or not - of dragons. The tantalizing prize - a fully-funded research trip to the Arctic - seems just within his grasp. David starts to research the subject and soon discovers a connection between dragons and the Arctic just as it begins to snow. Is it only a coincidence? Or could deeper forces be at work? As David starts to uncover more about the dragons, he finds himself drawn down a path from which there is no going back to a time when dragons really did exist, and their secrets were guarded by the polar bears of the Arctic. If David is going to have any chance of winning the research trip, he has to open his mind to the legend of dragons and the mysterious secret of Icefire... He starts receiving messages from Lorel (a polar bear with amazing knowledge, and also the Teller of Ways who seems to have a connection with the mysterious Dr. Bergstrom). He also makes friends with a Goth at his college named Suzanna Martindale, and they eventually fall in love. Zanna is invited by David over to Liz's house, and David takes her to the Dragons' Den without permission, which results in Zanna touching a bronze egg, quickening (fertilizing) it. It becomes a real egg, with a real dragon (Grockle) in it.

Unfortunately, Grockle is born without fire and turns to stone without it. Sophie returns from a trip to Africa, with Zanna in the house. David tries to tell Sophie that Zanna isn't his girlfriend. Over a walk, Sophie tells him that she cannot be with him anymore, and will be going on a long trip to Africa, and tells him to look after Zanna. Sophie takes Grace with her to Africa. David learns that he has won the chance to go to the Arctic-with Zanna. Liz has a snowball she has kept since she was a child, which is the icefire. The icefire keeps all the dragons alive. Bonnington, their cat, accidentally drinks some of the icefire and obtains some dragon skills as well as the power to morph into any type of feline.


BOOK 3



David and Zanna are in the Arctic. Since they are in the Arctic, they are unaware of what is happening back at home with Gretel, Zanna's new dragon. After a few hours of Grockle's existence, he was turned to stone. Gretel, still upset about it, attempts to revive her lost friend. Liz had no choice but to lock her up in a wooden cage in the Dragon's Den (her at-home workshop).

Meanwhile in the Arctic, David writes a novel of the Arctic which he calls White Fire. He thinks what he's writing is fiction, but it's really happening to two male bears he called Ingavar and Thoran. As Thoran peacefully follows a sign, Ingavar must follow straight orders from one of Davids old enemies to steal something very precious from David.

Tension is rising at the Pennykettles' as Lucy is suddenly kidnapped by a long forgotten rival. This 'rival' wishes to raise the ancient dragon Gawain from his stone-laden resting place. Over the time Lucy is there, she goes through extreme changes. Gwilanna knew this would happen as Lucy began to look like Guinevere, her ancestor.

After a sudden bear attack and the news about Lucy, David returns home to help Liz overcome this rough time. In the middle of a serious conversation with Liz, David receives a heart-breaking phone call. He has just learned Zanna, his girlfriend, has just been kidnapped by bears. Under all this pressure, David breaks down. Liz soothes him in dragonsong, the ancient soothing method Guinevere used on the ancient dragon Gawain.

While David is home, Grockle suddenly awakens to find the window opened. Curious as he was, he flew out of the window. Nobody could believe it. Happiness, shock and horror welled up in everyone at the sight of Grockle's sudden move.

Lucy is not having a good time at all. She must eat the disgusting stuff Gwilanna enjoys eating everyday. She decides to explore the cave of Gawain when Gwilanna leaves one day. She pushed around and discovers a secret hideaway she thinks her ancestor, Gwendolen, used. Eventually, she falls asleep by the bones of Gwendolen and a bear that guarded her. A female bear that thinks it is her 'last season on earth' ventures into the cave, down into the hideaway, and decides to follow the dead bears example. She guarded Lucy as she slept. Gwilanna returns and finds the hole. She notices Lucy and the female bear. She decides tiredly to leave them be.

David gets Liz to tell her who Arthur is after Gadzooks gave him the name out of nowhere. After hearing the cruel things Gwilanna did to break-up Arthur and Liz, he travels to Farlowe Island to find Arthur.

Arthur goes by life on a religious island. He chooses the name Brother Vincent. He goes through a lot on the island. In fact, he survives a vicious Fain attack (the Fain are invisible creatures from Ki:mera. There are two races, the Ix:risors and the regular Fain. The regular ones accept dragons, while Ix:risors try to make anti-dragons).

David arrives at the island and calms down the scared yet vicious Grockle. Grockle flies to the Arctic when David tells him to. After a while of introductions and explanations, Arthur teaches David how to use Dr. Bergstrom's mysterious talisman to teleport from place to place.

David teleports to the Arctic and battles the very same Ix to the death. The Ix stabs two spears of ice through David's chest, but David won't die because the ice is really Gawain's fire tear. David kills the Ix. Zanna, in tears, comes running over to David. They get locked in a heart-breaking conversation. After assuring her they'd meet once more and giving her a Valentine's Day gift, (a new dragon, G'lant, which you can only see if you really believe in dragons) he parts from Zanna. Ingavar takes David's body on a bit of floating ice.

Back at home, after releasing Snigger into the wild after his kidnapping by Gwilanna, Zanna tells Liz, Lucy and Arthur that she is pregnant with David's baby.


i don't want to do #4 because i'm reading it.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Pokemon

Hi. I know I haven’t posted for a while, but I did some research on “Pok√©mon” and this is what I got. If you want to take the test go to http://www.pokemon.com/dungeon2/personality_test/ and answer the questions. Here are the results:















Monday, November 9, 2009

hi as you might have notested i got a "voki" if you want to go to http://www.voki.com/ and make your own voki for free feel free!

Friday, September 11, 2009

i dicided to take a break from "girls and dragons" so inioy this post about dr. Ernest Drake


Born in 1822, St. Leonard's Forest, Sussex, England. Ernest Drake is fascinated by dragons, and wrote dragonology. He believes that the few dragons that still remain should be very well protected, and has no doubt that there is no such thing. His books were lately found and published, and became the great books we read today.Dr. Ernest Drake was born in 1822 in St. Leonard's Forest in Sussex, England, in the very same year as Weasel, the knucker of St. Leonard's Forest. As a boy he was fascinated by palaeontology, thanks to the fossil mania that had been sparked off by Gideon Mantell's discovery of the Iguanodon tooth near Cuckfield in Sussex. However, when he was eight years old, he had his first encounter with the knucker, thinking it must be some kind of dinosaur remnant. Nobody believed his story until he was fourteen when he met Dragon Master Ebenezer Crook at a meeting of the Sussex Archeological Society. Ebenezer and his wife followed young Drake into the forest, where their dragon-tracking skills led to a second encounter. Ebenezer then explained to Drake the differences between dragons and dinosaurs, and convinced him to study the former. But Drake's parents did not allow him to travel to Bodmin to study with Ebenezer, and he was only able to do so when he graduated from university in 1843. In Bodmin, Drake studied dragonology under Ebenezer Crook for four years before beginning his first round-the-world trip to investigate both dragons and dragonological societies. He finally became a Dragonologist First Class in 1852, enabling him to assume the title of "Doctor of Dragonology" after completing ground-breaking scientific work on the migratory habits of Frost Dragons. Travellling to London, he set up a shop called Dr. Drake's Dragonalia, where he taught dragonology to a few select pupils. His magnum opus was a book called Dragonology, which was initially published on a print run of only 100 copies in 1896, but he also produced several other works related to dragons. All of these books have the recurring themes that dragons ought to become objects of scientific study, and that as they are scarce it is the responsibility of dragonologists to conserve and protect them wherever they may be found. (Dugald A. Steer)

Saturday, April 11, 2009

CHAPTER 1: Home at Last

One day on Nine Ville Ave. two sisters named Lucy and Ella got home from school never suspecting they would soon reach a world beyond their own.

“Mom, we’re home!” said Lucy walking in the house with Ella at her side.

“Yeah, can we go down stairs and look for my basketball!?” said Ella.

“Sure,” said Mom “but be up for dinner!”

“K Mom,” said Lucy sounding as if she couldn’t care less.

And the two girls trotted down the stairs to the basement.

Friday, April 10, 2009

CHAPTER 2: The Portal

The girls started looking for the basketball right away. They looked high and low until there was only one place to look……. Behind a box.

Lucy lifted the box and shouted,”Found i-... Ella come here, QUICK!”

“Luce what is it and what did you find!?” Ella asked.

“Your basketball, and THAT,” said Lucy pointing to a small door small enough to crawl through.

“Let’s open it!” said Ella reaching for the knob. Her wrist slowly twisted. Then she tugged the knob and slowly opened the door. It was, an empty room.

“Go in,” dared Lucy.

Ella crawled in bumping her head on the way.

“Wooooooooooooaahhhhhhhh!” said Ella, “Lucy you HAVE to see this!


* Original illustrations created with Microsoft Paint.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

CHAPTER 3: Nadeedeea

What looked like an empty room was a whole new world of dragons, fairies, imps, talking trees and more.

Lucy looked up and now Ella was ON a unicorn.


“Would you by any chance, talk?” lucy asked the unicorn.

“LUCY!” said Ella as Lucy gave her a disappointed look.

“Why yes I do,” said the unicorn.

“Then can you tell us where we are?” asked Ella.

“Well this land is Nadeedeea,” said the unicorn looking confused. “And I’m Tiger. But that doesn’t matter. The evil Montria is taking over the dragons! And the only way to save them is to befriend them."

Ella and Lucy looked at each other in fright.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

CHAPTER 4: The Adventure Begins

“Ouch!” said Ella trying to befriend a dragon.

“Need a hand?” said Lucy reaching out her hand.

Ella grabbed it and pulled herself up. Then three dragons flew down to them.

“Who are you and why are you here?!” said the purple dragon in a deep voice.


“I’m Ella and this is Lucy and we landed here, by a portal!” replied Ella.


“Ssshhhh, the portal has opened!” whispered the purple dragon.


“Yes, but who are you?” asked Ella.


“I’m Griffin and this is Snowflake,” he said pointing to a blue dragon. “And Rose,” he said pointing to a pink dragon. "If Montria (mon-tree-a) gets to your world she can control both our universes!"

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

CHAPTER 5: A New Friend Comes Along

“Roooaarr! Did you say Montria?” said a voice from the bushes .

"Eeeekk!" shrieked Ella and Lucy

“Who has spoken of my master!?” shouted a cat like creature pouncing out of the bushes.

“Casey!” snarled Snowflake. “What are you doing here!?”

“I heard you speak of Montria and when you put it that way…well, let’s just say, I want in!” replied Casey.

”Ok, but we should get started before dusk.” Rose said as they flew off.

Monday, April 6, 2009

CHAPTER 6: The Epilogue



Fromm. Fa-fromm the sound of wing beats filled the air. “Are we there yet?”Moaned Lucy loudly
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“No Lucy,” said Casey reassuringly,“soon soon.”


TO BE CONTINUED…