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3.00170551449687 out of 53.00170551449687 out of 53.00170551449687 out of 53.00170551449687 out of 53.00170551449687 out of 5 3.00 (1,759 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: E. E. Knight Narrator: David Drummond Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Age of Fire Series Release Date: August 2009 ISBN: 9781400182008
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"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. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “The author of the Vampire Earth series has crafted a series opener with a refreshingly new protagonist who views the world from a draconic, rather than a human perspective.”

    Library Journal (starred review)

  • “[A] smoothly written fantasy told from the point-of-view of its dragon hero. Four dragon hatchlings, flameless and dependent on their father to bring home horses and even men as food, face a host of dangers, including fierce dwarves who invade their cave. Only Auron, the pride of the litter, will survive to fight those determined to drive his breed to extinction.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • The author of the Vampire Earth series has crafted a series opener with a refreshingly new protagonist who views the world from a draconic, rather than a human, perspective. Library Journal Starred Review

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dragons | 2/19/2014

    " I thought it was an excellent book,giving that I've been looking for a book with a dragon as the main character. Though I loved the parts where he saves the dolphins and fights for The dragonelles against Eliam Dragonblade and the other dragonguards. However, I was seemed quite rash for him to spit his foa when he sent Heiba away, even if he had good intentions.I enjoyed the parts he'd stayed with Blackhard and Djer.Though it was actually a little corny in some parts;I thought AuRon's brother would turn up again but instead there was Starlight.I still think he should have finished him off,though it made him seem like his brother, because of the way they disliked each other.It never said what happened to Wistala, even though it seemed like a foreshadowing that she was at the Isle of Ice, so I found that disappointing. Either way, it was still a good book and I plan on reading the others in the Age of Fire series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lane | 2/7/2014

    " I was not expecting to like this as much I did. Dragons are a common fantasy trope and even more so in the past few years. However, I think E.E. did a great job of separating these dragons from the rest. I enjoyed how the protagonist was a dragon since we so rarely see non-humanoids as the main character. Knight pull if it off quite well and it made for an entertaining read! Highly recommend Dragon Champion. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jesse's Girl | 1/19/2014

    " I love it. Its one of the best dragon books out there. and Its Point of View comes from a dragon. Its pure brilliance. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Avalon | 1/12/2014

    " This book was very refreshing to read, and I had lots of fun stretching my imagination. This is a great series to read, with a great first book to start it off with! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Matthew | 1/9/2014

    " The beginning and the end of this book were fabulous. The middle was less good. But the idea behind the book is fabulous; the story of a Dragon, from his own point of view. It doesn't try too hard to be an epic story. There isn't really any world shaking terror, just a war on a national level. But it is the story of a Dragon, as real as can be expected. Definitely recommended. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathryn M. | 1/1/2014

    " E.E. Knight's beautiful imagery captivates the mind and takes the reader on a journey through the life of fantasy's most renouned beast. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Reshy | 12/25/2013

    " A very nice book with a very interesting take on morality as a dragon and seeing how the world operates though the thoughts of a dragon rather than those of a human. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Matt | 10/30/2013

    " i liked the book but too much description i mean the book dragged on and on too much "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Austin | 9/25/2013

    " Great book. About a dragon trying to make hi way through this cruel world. Great for Fantasy lovers! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 ...Kels... | 9/10/2013

    " I once read this book and the thing that made me put it away was when a girl got eaten. Of course, I got hold of this book in the 7th or 8th grade. I think it deserves a second evaluation. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Danielle | 8/30/2013

    " I loved reading a book with this unique perspective. Dragons and all you imagine. Truly looking forward to the next book in the series. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Peter | 8/27/2013

    " This books was ok. The begining was pretty good, but the dwarf brothership whatever was just crap. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Justin | 8/9/2013

    " I know cheesy fantasy is not everyone's cup of tea but I have to say that I really enjoyed this book. Is it escapist? of course, but it is also well written and interesting. I zipped through it and as a writer I know that is not as easy to pull off as it seems. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Deaven Jefferson | 5/27/2013

    " dragon champion is a book by E.E knight it is about a young dragon whos home is attacked by an order of anti dragon peope who belive that human are the master race and all others must be destroyed by the silver circle.the young dragon Auron goes and finds the oldest dragon alive "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Daniel | 4/23/2013

    " Not a bad book. A fun fast read. Not the deepest but it did feel sort of like a Watership down type book for dragons. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Squeak | 12/6/2012

    " I really enjoyed this epic adventure! I will definitely be looking for more from this author. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 kyler | 10/17/2012

    " Honestly, I dont like to read as much as some people enjoy it. But when i had to read this book, recommended from several people i know, i just loved it. all of the action and glory in it. I got to say there where some parts in it that did make me tear up a little. But other than that, i would recommend this book to EVERYONE!!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amanda | 9/26/2012

    " I really liked this book. It's not often you see well written story from the dragon's point of view. I wonder if there are more series out there like this one. I will definitely read more of this series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Leah | 11/21/2011

    " I thought that it was a great way to start the series. Though I am easily bored this book was almost always entertaining and keeping you wanting more. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nathan | 11/4/2011

    " good book once you get used to the style "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Andrea | 6/13/2011

    " 3.5 really...I always like reading fantasies about dragon culture. I like how the main character (dragon) analyzes, learns and interacts with the world, but the ending is abrupt. Also, somewhat depressing story (aka events get worse as it goes on). Once was fine but not sure I'd read it again. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marissa | 3/26/2011

    " Auron's story is interesting and compelling, with a lot of action and adventure. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shane | 3/26/2011

    " So far, probably my favorite book. It had everything I enjoy in a book and I can't wait to get the next one. I'd recommend it to anyone who has an interest in dragons and fantasy. There is enough fantasy to enjoy but not enough to deter someone who isn't in touch with their inner geek. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Andrea | 2/12/2011

    " 3.5 really...I always like reading fantasies about dragon culture. I like how the main character (dragon) analyzes, learns and interacts with the world, but the ending is abrupt. Also, somewhat depressing story (aka events get worse as it goes on). Once was fine but not sure I'd read it again. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Creative-wings | 1/27/2011

    " Un peu long des fois, mais un point de vue super interessant et une histoire quand meme remplie! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Justin | 1/10/2011

    " I know cheesy fantasy is not everyone's cup of tea but I have to say that I really enjoyed this book. Is it escapist? of course, but it is also well written and interesting. I zipped through it and as a writer I know that is not as easy to pull off as it seems. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Phearsa | 11/10/2010

    " The language was...rather dreary i think.
    The plot was alright.
    I ought to like it, but don't have the heart to give it more stars though. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Aaron | 10/7/2010

    " A relatively fun book. The series seems to all be told from the point of view of a dragon. Male in this one and his sister in the second. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Henry | 9/1/2010

    " Not much of an ending, even for book 1 of a series. "

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About the Author

E. E. Knight was born in La Crosse, Wisconsin and grew up in Stillwater, Minnesota. After graduating from Northern Illinois University with a double major in history and political science, he made his way through a number of jobs that related to neither before becoming an author. He resides in Oak Park, Illinois with his belly dancing, librarian wife.

About the Narrator

David Drummond has made his living as an actor for over twenty-five years, appearing on stages large and small throughout the country and in Seattle, Washington, his hometown. He has narrated over thirty audiobooks, in genres ranging from current political commentary to historical nonfiction, fantasy, military, thrillers, and humor. He received an AudioFile Earphones Award for his first audiobook, Love ’Em or Lose ’Em: Getting Good People to Stay. When not narrating, he keeps busy writing plays and stories for children.