The teens I work with, most of whom attend Goff Middle School and Columbia High School, are pretty likely to be familiar with this author already — since he is an English teacher at Goff! I actually first became aware of this book because some of Mr. Henderson’s former students were so excited that their teacher had written a book and wanted me to host him at a library program. How could I possibly say no to teens who know an author, read or want to read his book, and want to get other teens excited about an author visit too? 😉 Luckily, everything worked out and we will be hosting a “meet the author” event @ 4pm on August 8th. (Please be sure to sign up in advance so we know how many people to expect.)
So, what’s this book about? Obviously, there are dragons… But it’s not your typical fantasy. While this tale is full of action and adventure, as one might expect, the main character [Fenicus Flint] is a dragon rather than a human. As opposed to most of the fantasy fiction I have read, this book doesn’t have dragons tied to or otherwise subservient to humans, and the dragons are much more like people than animals. Another interesting twist is that the dragons are actually the “good guys,” and the humans are the evil monsters (not too far of a stretch from reality, huh?). If you’re interested in an action-packed coming of age story involving an inter-species war, this could be the book for you.