Known and loved by readers for her adventure stories wrapped around some of history's most fascinating and turbulent times, Karleen Bradford has this time written a rich and multi-layered fantasy.
On one level, Dragonfire is the action-packed story of Dahl, a stable boy who must conquer the evil Usurper to regain his kingdom. At another level, Dragonfire represents a boy's struggle to come to terms with himself - including his other, more disturbing side. Full of dragons, demons and believable, multi-dimensional characters, Dragonfire is an unputdownable read.
"Dahl's final battle with The Usurper is one of the most thrilling encounters with the shadow in children's literature ... Dragonfire offers an unforgettable experience of initiation." - Maclean's
"...an intelligent and entertaining fantasy for young readers." - Quill & Quire (starred review)
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"How many more books are you going to write before you die?" I was asked a couple of years ago by a nine year old boy at a school where I was doing a reading. I had to admit that I didn't really know. But I did know that one of them was going to be a fantasy. J.R.R. Tolkien stated that he "desired dragons with a profound desire" in his Andrew Lang essay on fairy tales, and I have always had the same obsession. DRAGONFIRE was an adventure and an exploration for me and I loved writing it. I have often had trouble keeping my female secondary characters down and Catryn, in this book, was no exception. There will be, therefore, a sequel to DRAGONFIRE, called WHISPERINGS OF MAGIC, which will be her own book. And then...? SHADOW OF EVIL lurks in my mind. Catryn and Dahl's twin sons...? ENDFrom the Back Cover:
Known and admired for her gripping, action-packed adventure stories filled with exciting historical figures, Karleen Bradford is the award-winning author of 14 books for children, including her two acclaimed historical novels of the Crusades, THERE WILL BE WOLVES and SHADOWS ON A SWORD. AUTHORBIO: Karleen Bradford is one of Canada's most respect young adult authors. She is the author of several historical and contemporary stories, including WINDWARD ISLAND, which won the 1990 Max and Greta Ebel Award, and her acclaimed two books of the Crusades, THERE WILL BE WOLVES and SHADOWS ON A SWORD. THERE WILL BE WOLVES won the 1993 Canadian Library Association Young Adult Award and was chosen by the American Library Association as one of the Best Books of the Year for 1996.
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