How does the world end? It ends in fire.
The bestselling author of the Chaos Walking trilogy and A Monster Calls, Patrick Ness, returns with an all-consuming story of revenge, redemption and dragons.
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…
Sarah Dewhurst and her father, outcasts in their little town of Frome, Washington, are forced to hire a dragon to work their farm, something only the poorest of the poor ever have to resort to.
The dragon, Kazimir, has more to him than meets the eye, though. Sarah can’t help but be curious about him, an animal who supposedly doesn’t have a soul but who is seemingly intent on keeping her safe.
Because the dragon knows something she doesn’t. He has arrived at the farm with a prophecy on his mind. A prophecy that involves a deadly assassin, a cult of dragon worshippers, two FBI agents in hot pursuit—and somehow, Sarah Dewhurst herself.
Join Patrick for this exclusive event as he explores the inspiration behind his new novel. Live in conversation, he’ll also touch on what it was like to be the second author ever to win the Carnegie Medal twice, and the first to win two years in succession.
‘Mind-blowing and exhilarating’ Russell T. Davies
‘Another great tale from the master with the best opening line of any book this year…’ Simon Mayo