"Patrick Ness has won so many awards and is a favourite of so many teen readers (his Chaos Walking Trilogy and A Monster Calls are just fantastic). Set in the late 1950s in an alternate America during the Cold War, this is a world where dragons and humans co-exist uneasily, and amongst a small cult of dragon-worshippers called the Believers there is a prophecy about a coming war between the species. Brilliant storytelling, a plot that twists and turns, the threat of nuclear war, the Russians, the Space Race, the FBI....... this is not your usual dragon fantasy! 14+ year olds" - Kay and Mandy


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.


  • The exciting new YA novel from twice Carnegie Medal-winner Patrick Ness.
  • The Chaos Walking film, starring Daisy Ridley and Tom Holland, is slated for release 2020.

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