The Wearle (The Erth Dragons #1)

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A Wearle of dragons set out on an expedition from their home planet and was never heard from again. Now, a new Wearle, determined to find the first, has come to the place its creatures call Erth. Gabrial, who still has the blue scales of a young dragon, is eager to prove himself, and to find his missing father. But when Gabrial causes an accident that results in a baby dragon going missing, he'll have to prove himself worthy of remaining with the Wearle at all.

Across the scorch line, most Hom, or humans, live in fear of the dragons. But a boy named Ren is too fascinated to stay away, and will soon find his fate intertwined with that of the dragons. When conflict erupts between the dragons and humankind, Ren does the unimaginable, crossing into dragon territory. Will he be able to gain the dragons' trust and prevent an all-out war?

NYT bestseller Chris d'Lacey sweeps readers off on an extraordinary adventure bursting with majestic creatures and one boy with the heart of a dragon.

Hardcover, 320 pages
Published on December 27, 2016 by Scholastic Press
ISBN-10: 0545900182
ISBN-13: 9780545900188
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  • magic06
    magic06Monday, January 30, 2017 at 6:22 pm
    Cool!
    • maddyp18
      maddyp18Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at 8:56 pm55 starsFeatured
      In this book, Gabriel is a young dragon who wants to prove himself to the Elders. Long ago, a Wearle, or community of dragons, traveled to Erth on an expedition from their home planet and mysteriously disappeared. Gabriel is in the second Wearle, which is investigating the disappearance of the first Wearle. Then, Gabriel supposedly causes a rockslide which kills a female dragon, while he is fighting to be her mate with another dragon and ends up on sweep, or guard duty to keep away the hom, or humans, that live in the area. Almost all of the Hom live in fear of the dragons. But, one young boy named Ren isn't afraid of the beasts, and wants peace between the two species. He finds and nurtures the baby of the mother dragon killed in the rockslide Gabriel eventually finds Ren and the baby dragon, and also figures out that a substance that they mine and eat to make their fire stronger is actually causing them to mutate into the monsters that killed off the first wearle, and redeems himself with the other dragons. I loved this book so much! It introduces a fantasy world filled with these almost magical beasts. The plot was intricate and exciting, involving conflicts and political intrigue between the dragons as well as the humans. The human main character, Ren, is brave, trustworthy, strong, clever and caring, and Gabriel, the dragon main character, is brave, strong, smart, and thoughtful. Overall, I really loved this story — it had so much action and suspense, and I literally couldn’t put it down. And I really loved the surprising and dramatic ending!
      • penguin313
        penguin313Monday, September 19, 2016 at 9:06 pm55 stars
        Chris D'Lacey writes yet another good mythical creature related book. The story starts with a duel between a blue dragon Gabrial and a white dragon, dueling for a mate. During the duel, their choice of mate is killed by a rockslide, with her daughter shielded by her body and her son missing. Gabrial is blamed for her death, and he and his mentor are dishonored. Meanwhile, Ren, a young boy in the nearby human village, sneaks into dragon territory, and takes the son of the dead mate. After a dragon kills a villager, the villagers attempt to summon dark dragons that killed a previous group, and the plot thickens as the story continues. With a diversity of cool characters, diverse mythology, and dragons! If you want an interesting fantasy book, I recommend this book.
        • magic06
          magic06Monday, January 30, 2017 at 6:21 pm
          Seems like a good book, just one thing, what book level is it??
        • snicker9
          snicker9Thursday, September 15, 2016 at 1:15 pmFeatured
          The Wearle are a group of dragons coming from their home planet to investigate Erth. They want to find out what happened to the colony before them. The Wearle quickly establish their dominance with the men(a tribe called Kaal) and take over the mountain. They also create a scorch line as a border. Meanwhile the Kaal hate the dragons and the fear and boundaries. But Ren is different from his people. He is fascinated by the dragons, and wants to learn about them. One day Ren figures out a way to cross the scorch line safely. Gabriel is a blue dragon who lost his father from the first colony. One day he is fighting for the right to be the guardian of Grystina’s eggs when a rockslide starts and kills her inside. Gabriel is immediately blamed, and one of his punishments is the loss of honor of his name. Now he is Abrial and must work as a sweeper along the scorch line. One of Grystina’s dragonlets survived-the other is missing, taken for dead. Soon Garbriel and Ren will find themselves crossing paths in a way neither could have ever imagined. It might bring their family together. Or it might destroy them all. The book has different terms for many things, and the groups have different terms for each other. For example, Homs are humans(from the dragon's point of view), and skylar's are dragons(from the human’s point of view). At the beginning of this book I had a lot of trouble keeping up, and understanding what was going on because I didn’t understand certain terms, or exactly how the dragons ranked and that sort of stuff. However, now I know about two important resources that I wish I had known about before. At the beginning of the book there is a list of characters and a short description. Then at the back there is a glossary of many of the terms used. I would recommend that you reference both while you read. I also love that the point of view changes. That way we get the different points of the story, which is especially important in a story like this where there are multiple species. I am very excited to read the next book, and I can’t wait to see what happens with these characters! I recommend this book to dragon lovers, and fantasy lovers and fans of Chris D’Lacey. I rate this book 5 out of 5 stars.

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