Highfire

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ISBN:9781529402025

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Squib Moreau may be swamp-wild, but his intentions are (generally) good: he really wants to be a supportive son to his hard-working momma Elodie. But sometimes life gets in the way - like when Fake Daddy walked out on them leaving a ton of debt, or when crooked Constable Regence Hooke got to thinking pretty Elodie Moreau was just the gal for him. An apprenticeship with the local moonshine runner, servicing the bayou, looks like the only way to pay off the family debts and maybe get Squib and his momma a place in town, far from Constable Hooke's unwanted courtship and Fake Daddy's reputation. Unfortunately for Squib, Hooke has his own eye on that very same stretch of bayou - and neither of them have taken into account the fire-breathing dragon hiding out in the Louisiana swamp.

Format
Paperback
Published
28/01/2020
ISBN
9781529402025
Publisher
JO FLETCHER BOOKS
Weight
460kg

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A fun, unusual contemporary fantasy that doesn't skimp on violence Kirkus Colfer has come up with something new here, a real genre-blending treat, and I applaud him for it Peter McLean, author of Priest of Bones on HIGHFIRE Having grown up reading the Artemis Fowl books and absolutely loving them, I just had to read Eoin's first adult fantasy book and it did not disappoint! . . . This book is dark, brutal and violent at times, but also filled with hope and finding where you belong. The Tsundoku Chronicles on HIGHFIRE Colfer is an engaging and inventive writer with a strong sense of the rhythm of a story Guardian - Mark Lawson Wickedly brilliant Independent on Artemis Fowl Unputdownable Irish Times on Half Moon Investigations Told in crunchy prose, with lashings of earthy dialogue, it reads like an Elmore Leonard Thriller, but with dragons . . . Colfer clearly had a blast writing this, and his sheer storytelling panache brushes aside the quibbles of fantasy-genre agnostics with infectious glee Mail on Sunday A funny, offbeat adult fantasy novel Independent Hilarious and suspenseful . . . Highfire is funny, menacing and unlike anything else I've read recently BookPage Magazine Witty, well-developed characters, action, and fantastic violence from the author of the Artemis Fowl series will appeal to a wide range of readers Library Journal A twisty, tongue-in-cheek fantasy that's part thriller, part action movie, and wholly irreverent. . . . Colfer's catchy narrative voice suits the characters and their setting perfectly, capturing Vern's world-weary nature, Squib's youthful adaptability, and Hooke's malicious cunning. This no-holds-barred yarn is good fun from start to finish Publishers Weekly A delightfully funny page-turner Booklist Starred Review

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