Burn (HB)

Author(s): Patrick Ness

Teen Fiction | Staff Picks - Misha | Best Summer Reading 2020

An all-consuming story of revenge, redemption and dragons from the twice Carnegie Medal-winner Patrick Ness. “On a cold Sunday evening in early 1957, Sarah Dewhurst waited with her father in the parking lot of the Chevron Gas Station for the dragon he'd hired to help on the farm.” This dragon, Kazimir, has more to him than meets the eye. Sarah can't help but be curious about him, an animal who supposedly doesn't have a soul but is seemingly intent on keeping her safe from the brutal attentions of Deputy Sheriff Emmett Kelby. Kazimir knows something she doesn't. He has arrived at the farm because of a prophecy. A prophecy that involves a deadly assassin, a cult of dragon worshippers, two FBI agents – and somehow, Sarah Dewhurst herself. From the bestselling author of the Chaos Walking trilogy comes a heart-stopping story of fanaticism, hope, bravery and impossible second chances, set in a world on the very brink of its own destruction.  

Set in an alternate universe 1950s America where dragons are a marginalised community, this is not your run of the mill dragon novel. Filled with prophecies, assassins, cults and conspiracies, and beautifully written in Ness' fast paced style, this is a good pick for the slightly older fans of books about dragons.

- Misha @Dorothy Butler Children's Bookshop


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General Fields

  • : 9781406375503
  • : Walker Books Australia Pty, Limited
  • : Walker Books Australia
  • : 0.535
  • : March 2019
  • : 3.5 Centimeters X 14.4 Centimeters X 22.4 Centimeters
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Patrick Ness
  • : 382
  • : 14+
  • : 813.6
  • : en
  • : May-20
  • : HB