Dragonheart: A New Beginning is a 2000 direct-to-video sequel of the 1996 film Dragonheart. The film is directed by Doug Lefler and stars Christopher Masterson, Harry Van Gorkum, and the voice of Robby Benson.
The story starts a year or so after the death of Sir Bowen, a knight of the old code. In the last year of his life, he visited the cave-home of his long-dead friend Draco, and was then blessed with the gift of a dragon egg, which, at the time, contained Drake (voiced by Benson). The friars pledged to hide the dragon away because of a prophecy which stated that "A dragon's heart will doom mankind when a two-tailed comet blazed across the night sky." Many feared that Drake's heart was the heart of the Prophecy and so for years, he was hidden away until a stable boy named Geoff (Masterson) finds him and unlocks the secret of what truly lies in a dragon's heart.
A young dragon who lives in Friar Peter's monastery
. He never went outside until Friar Peter's death. He was taught over time how to fly and breath fire thanks to Liann and Master Kwan. He also befriends Geoff, the stable-boy who first encourages him to leave the monastery, as well as Liann and Master Kwan. With his new friends he learns to fly and breathe fire, as well as master the ancient ability to breathe ice. His exact age is unknown but from what can be seen he may be about 20. He is voiced by Robby Benson
. Drake is shy and responsible, he rarely makes jokes and he has little self-confidence, taking time to learn how to fly and easily embarrassed when his initial attempts to breath fire comes out the wrong end. He looks like Draco in appearance, and since his egg is discovered in Draco's cave, it's safe to assume that Drake is actually Draco's son.
Griffin was a fanaticist dragon who apparently fled the kingdom during Bowen's twelve years of dragon-slaying, having come to regard the pledge of peace between humans and dragon kind as a cruel joke. He plotted a rebellion that almost succeeded but he was captured and his heart was plundered and placed in a red round box. He was then cursed to live as a man, unless he could acquire a dragon's heart before a two-tailed comet
passed across the sky, this action marking the end of the Prophecy and the breaking of the curse set upon him. He can breath fire, but not ice. He is much older and somewhat stronger than Drake. He is also much larger. He lived as a noble and loyal person in disguise, but he is cruel and ambitious; he believes the Old Code is a way to control people. He was killed by Drake after he used his ice breath on Griffin while the older dragon was flying, causing Griffin to fall to the ground and shatter.
The young orphaned stable boy. He was around 16 years old when he first met Drake. Soon after meeting the dragon he met Lian and Master Kwan. He befriended them and allowed them to teach Drake how to breathe fire and ice. Geoff became Protector of the Realm when Lord Osric met Drake for the first time. At the end of the film, he shares half of Drake's heart since Drake shared his heart with him to resurrect him after a fragment of Griffin's shattered ice-body impaled him in the chest, killing him. Geoff lives in a monastery along with Mansel and Friar Peter. He is a teenager with an ingenious mind and an adventurous spirit, however he is also a joker and he often makes light of serious issues. He learns to be responsible and to think of others after he meets Drake, who comes to regard him as a brother.
Mansel is a humble but kind friar who was assigned the task of caring for Drake after Friar Peter died. He believes in the principles of God as taught by the monastery. He however sometimes forgets to follow them and Geoff reminds him a lot. He keeps his task and Drake a secret until Geoff persuades him to tell.
The young Chinese Empress
, Liann has a big responsibility on her hands. She traveled to the Kingdom with Master Kwan her mentor and servant. She told Geoff all about the dragons of the East and all about Griffin. She carried the amulet that held the withered heart of a rogue Dragon who once terrorised China. She leads their ox pulled cart which is painted with Chinese symbols.
The servant and mentor of Liann. Master Kwan is a master of martial arts
and a renowned expert on dragons. He travels to the Kingdom when he hears of Draco's existence. He is also the person who taught Drake how to breathe fire and ice, although Drake took a while to master both. Kwan also owns the amulet with the Chinese dragon's heart inside it. He was killed by Griffin when he tried to defend Lian from getting stabbed by a dagger.
Friar Peter is the head Friar and master of the monastery. Brother Gilbert left his scrolls with him and they were passed on to Mansel when he died.