Project Wonderful

Monday, March 15, 2010

Gauge by Chris D'Lacey


Title: Gauge

Series: The Dragons of Wayward Crescent

Author(s): Chris D'Lacey

Genre: Young Adult

Publisher: Orchard Books

Received: None - read in book store

Release Date: March 4, 2010

Finished: March 2010

Pages: 289

Challenges: None


My Thoughts: Another delve into the Pennykettle's past, as we witness the creation of a little dragon named Gauge.

Lucy, her mother and Gauge are a little stumped at what Gauge's gift is. Mom is also distracted with protesting the demolition of the town clock. But Gauge does something Pennykettle dragons almost never do: he leaves the Pennykettle home unnoticed. The dragon then takes an interest in the town clock, and what he finds changes some things.

I find these back stories charming as they revisit the dragons we have come to know and love from The Last Dragon series (especially while awaiting the next book, Dark Fire). The Dragons of Wayward Crescent books are magical and readable, even if you haven't read The Last Dragon series.

About the Author: Chris D'Lacey is a U.K. author known for The Last Dragon series: The Fire Within, Icefire, Fire Star and The Fire Eternal. His newest series, The Dragons of Wayward Crescent, has two books so far: Gruffen and Gauge. To see more of his work, go to