“This dragon protagonist is far past the castle-sieging town-razing days of yore. Instead he’s huddled up in the Louisiana Bayou, distracting himself with vodka and Netflix to avoid the pesky cameras (and gunfire) of modern humans. But life changes when a local boy stumbles into trouble - and the dragon’s Lay-Z-Boy. The audiobook adds a delightful layer with nuanced Southern accents for each character, steeping the reader fully in its strange genre-bending world. Full of wit, shenanigans, and heart, this book is both the strangest and most fun I’ve read in a while.”Jaclyn, Bookbug
“Let me just say that I think this novel is best enjoyed as an audiobook. The narrator, Johnny Heller, carried this laugh-out-loud "high crime" fantasy story right out of the Louisiana swamp into my car over several commutes. Colfer reminded me why I fell in love with Artemis Fowl all those years ago — his humor is spot-on and his heroes are unexpected. I don't know the last time a book made me laugh SO hard.”Terri, Swamp Fox Bookstore
“Highfire hooked me from the first pages. Vern, a grumpy dragon languishing in the Louisiana swamps, believes he’s the last of his species. Squib, a 15-year-old boy, is just trying to stay out of trouble and earn some money doing odd jobs. The intersection of these two one-of-a-kind characters sucks you in like a whirlpool. I loved reading about the absurd circumstances they found themselves in. This book has all the earmarks of a great hand-seller for the dead of winter, when we all need something new!”Patricia Worth, River Reader Books
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