Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction, Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror , Science Fiction & Fantasy
Hardback Published on: 28/01/2020
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High Octane Adventure
Highly entertaining, I really enjoyed this and am really hoping that there's going to be a sequel. Vern and Squib are such great characters and their adver... READ MORE
Chrys - Plymouth
A dragon for the modern world
Meet Vern, possibly the last surviving dragon on Earth. All he wants to do is watch cable television, drink vodka and avoid contact with humans, you know w... READ MORE
Sharon at Maidstone
A dragon-tinged Cajun-tinged fantasy crime novel
I really enjoyed this book and I want to spend more time with the two central characters, Squib and Vern.


From the internationally bestselling author of the Artemis Fowl series: Eoin Colfer's first adult fantasy novel is a hilarious, high-octane adventure about a vodka-drinking, Flashdance-loving dragon who's been hiding out from the world - and potential torch-carrying mobs - in a Louisiana bayou . . . until his peaceful world's turned upside down by a well-intentioned but wild Cajun tearaway and the crooked (and heavily armed) law officer who wants him dead. 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... For Squib Moreau, Regence Hooke and Vern, aka Lord Highfire of Highfire Eyrie, life is never going to be the same again. Highfire is a genre-bending tour-de-force of comedy and action by the million-copy-selling master storyteller.

  • Publisher: Quercus Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781529402049
  • Number of pages: 384
  • Weight: 588g
  • Dimensions: 238 x 160 x 36 mm

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A very different kind of dragon...
I'm grateful to Jo Fletcher Books for a free advance copy of Highfire.. This book comes with high expectations - it's Eoin Colfer! - and I'm glad to say i... READ MORE
Blue Book Balloon
A fun read
Constable Regence Hooke is as crooked as they come. He hates Squib Moreau and just happens to have a penchant for Squib’s mum Elodie. Vern is very happy as... READ MORE
Janet E