Author(s): Cornelia Funke
The sequel to the #1 New York Times Bestseller
It's now been two years since Ben and Firedrake defeated Nettlebrand and rescued the silver dragons. Both boy and dragon have finally found homes, but they must live hundreds of miles apart and can only see each other every once in a while.
During one such visit, news reaches Ben, the Greenblooms, and their friends that the last Pegasus in the world has been discovered. The legendary horse has three unhatched eggs with him, but the only way they'll ever hatch -- and continue the survival of this incredible magical species -- is to place them under a griffin's feather. But griffins are the most dangerous creatures in the world, and their mortal enemies are dragons...
Ben has vowed not to tell Firedrake about his quest, to protect him. But as he and the Greenbloom team set off for a remote island where the terrible griffins are rumored to live, he may just need the help of his best friend and dragon...
Nineteen years after her magical novel Dragon Rider, Funke returns to the world of dragons and trolls with its sequel, The Griffin’s Feather.
The Pegasus species, the last winged horses, are on the brink of extinction. Three foals lie curled in their eggs in a sanctuary for threatened creatures, where young dragon rider Ben lives with his silver dragon Firedrake. The foals are ill, and the pair volunteer to seek the only cure, a Griffin's feather. But Griffins, with the heads of eagles and bodies of lions, are a dragon's fiercest enemy and live far across the world in the sweltering Indonesian jungle...
A beautiful new edition of Dragon Rider has been published at the same time. It follows the adventures of Firedrake’s journey to find the legendary place where silver dragons can live in peace for ever. Along the way he makes new friends and discovers a hidden courage.
Featuring maps and illustrations throughout, these are delightful fantasies for age 9+