Author: Cornelia Funke
Translator: Anthea Bell
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Courage, Bravery, Heroism, Determination and Perseverance, Honor
Once again, master storyteller Cornelia Funke casts an enchanting spell, creating an exciting, heartwarming, and ultimately triumphant tale about the power of belief and the true meaning of home. Firedrake, a young dragon, receives a frightening warning one night: Humans are planning to destroy the valley in which he lives! All the dragons must flee to the Rim of Heaven -- which may not even exist. Firedrake boldly volunteers to go ahead first. As he embarks on his journey, he meets Ben, a runaway boy. Together, they make their way toward the Rim of Heaven, all the while running a step ahead of Nettlebrand, an evil dragon hunter.