A Darkness of Dragons
S. A. Patrick
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Mr B’s Christmas Catalogue Review 2018
On a harsh winter’s evening, young Patch Brightwater arrives at Tiviscan, a village overrun with rats, in dire need of assistance. As an apprentice piper, Patch is eager to help but plays a forbidden spell song and is quickly thrown in jail. When Patch uncovers a secret about the evil Piper of Hamelyn, it is up to him and his new companions to save the world. In an imaginative and original retelling of this classic tale, Patrick has created an immersive magical world which keeps you on your toes!
In a world of dragons, song-spells, pipers and battles…
Patch Brightwater is in disgrace. Thrown in jail for playing a forbidden spell, he is no one’s idea of a hero. But then he discovers a deadly truth – the evil Piper of Hamelyn is on the loose. With the help of Wren, a girl cursed to live as a rat, and Barver, a fire-breathing dracogriff, Patch must stop the Piper sparking the biggest battle of them all.
Three accidental heroes versus one legendary villain…an epic adventure is born.
A perfectly pitched fantasy adventure for readers aged 9+ and for fans of The Hobbit and How to Train Your Dragon.
It was a Waterstones Children’s Book of the Month in 2018.
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