Hello, y'all! Now that the first week of school is well under way, we wanted to shout out to all the new & returning students to Boone! We're so glad that you're here & we can't wait to help you find new books to love or see you at our community events (or both!). As a friendly welcome, we're offering all students a 20% discount on one item this weekend ONLY--Saturday & Sunday. All you have to do is show your ID card. This applies to ASU & CCCTI students! So, drop by to say hello, find something to read in your free time, and meet our sweet cats--Jane & Kell.
We're also incredibly excited to take part in an exclusive cover reveal with HarperCollins & Eion Colfer, author of the acclaimed Artemis Fowl series. Mr. Colfer has a brand new book for adults coming out January 28, 2020 & we're here to give you exclusive details. Before you read on to find out what the book is about, check out the awesome cover!
Buckle up & settle in for a hilarious & high-octane adult novel about a vodka-drinking, Flashdance-loving dragon who lives an isolated life in the bayous of Louisiana--and the raucous adventures that ensue when he crosses paths with a fifteen-year-old troublemaker on the run from a crooked sheriff.
In the days of yore, he flew the skies and scorched angry mobs—now he hides from swamp tour boats and rises only with the greatest reluctance from his Laz-Z-Boy recliner. Laying low in the bayou, this once-magnificent fire breather has been reduced to lighting Marlboros with nose sparks, swilling Absolut in a Flashdance T-shirt, and binging Netflix in a fishing shack. For centuries, he struck fear in hearts far and wide as Wyvern, Lord Highfire of the Highfire Eyrie—now he goes by Vern. However...he has survived, unlike the rest. He is the last of his kind, the last dragon. Still, no amount of vodka can drown the loneliness in his molten core. Vern’s glory days are long gone. Or are they?
A canny Cajun swamp rat, young Everett “Squib” Moreau does what he can to survive, trying not to break the heart of his saintly single mother. He’s finally decided to work for a shady smuggler—but on his first night, he witnesses his boss murdered by a crooked constable.
Regence Hooke is not just a dirty cop, he’s a despicable human being—who happens to want Squib’s momma in the worst way. When Hooke goes after his hidden witness with a grenade launcher, Squib finds himself airlifted from certain death by…a dragon?
The swamp can make strange bedfellows, and rather than be fried alive so the dragon can keep his secret, Squib strikes a deal with the scaly apex predator. He can act as his go-between (aka familiar)—fetch his vodka, keep him company, etc.—in exchange for protection from Hooke. Soon the three of them are careening headlong toward a combustible confrontation. There’s about to be a fiery reckoning, in which either dragons finally go extinct—or Vern’s glory days are back.
A triumphant return to the genre-bending fantasy that Eoin Colfer is so well known for, Highfire is an effortlessly clever and relentlessly funny tour-de-force of comedy and action.
If you want to make sure you get your own copy, be sure to take advantage of our pre-order program! Just call the store to place your pre-order & get a 20% discount off your book! You'll be able to pick up your copy on the release date & start reading immediately.
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