Denver Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Club

Dragon Champion cover Dragon Champion (2005)
Book One of The Age of Fire

ROC trade paperback
cover art by Paul Youll
369 pages (left)

From the back cover of trade paperback:
       "Gray dragons are different, my son.  It means you must be careful; your skin will be pierced more easily.  But on the other hand, having no hunger for gems and gold will allow you to live in the Upper World and far from men."
       High in the mountains, deep in the safety of a cave, a brood of dragons is born.  The four young ones are among the last of a dying breed -- the final hope for dragons' survival.  But hope shatters when a murderous group of slave-trading dwarves breaks into the cave, leaving death and destruction in its wake....
       Only young Auron, a rare scaleless gray dragon, manages to escape.  Armed with nothing save wit, claws, and a boundless determination to survive, he seeks his kind.  But to find other dragons -- or, at least, discover who's killing them off -- Auron will have to search a world of mercenary elves, vicious humans, and dangers of all kinds.  Winning allies in the strangest places -- and finding himself along the way -- Auron embarks on the journey of a thousand-year lifetime.....

Read for group discussion on May 28, 2007

How we each rated this book
Dan - Amy 5 stack of books 10   Wow! Don't miss it
8-9  Highly recommended
7    Recommended
5-6  Mild recommendation
3-4  Take your chances
1-2  Below average; skip it
0    Get out the flamethrower!
U    Unfinishable or unreadable
-    Skipped or no rating given
Cheri - Barb -
Aaron - Cynthia -
Jackie - Ron 5
Jessica 6.5 Jenn 7
Alan 4    

E. E. Knight (1965-     ) is a US science fiction and fantasy writer.

2004 Compton Crook/Stephen Tall Memorial Award for novel Way of the Wolf

Age of Fire fantasy series
--Dragon Champion (2005)
--Dragon Avenger (2006)
--Dragon Outcast (2007)
--Dragon Strike (forthcoming in 2008)

Vampire Earth series
--Way of the Wolf (2003)
--Choice of the Cat (2004)
--Tale of the Thunderbolt (2005)
--Valentine's Rising (2005)
--Valentine's Exile (2006)
--Valentine's Resolve (2007)
--Fall With Honor (forthcoming in 2008)

Other Books
--Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Lost Cult (2004)

E. E. Knight - Wikipedia
On the Spot at Fantasybookspot: E. E. Knight | Fantasybookspot
E.E. Knight Interview | Flames Rising Horror & Dark Fantasy Webzine

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