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Highfire

Highfire

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.

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Fantasy

On Sale: 28th January 2020

Price: £14.99

ISBN-13: 9781529402018

Reviews

Colfer is an engaging and inventive writer with a strong sense of the rhythm of a story
Mark Lawson, Guardian
Better fun than this will be hard to come by
The Times on Airman
Wickedly brilliant
Independent on Artemis Fowl
Unputdownable
Irish Times on Half Moon Investigations
A fun, unusual contemporary fantasy that doesn't skimp on violence
Kirkus 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 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