Highfire (Hardback)Eoin Colfer (author)
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Having conquered children’s fantasy with Artemis Fowl, Colfer brings his own unique brand of anarchic lunacy to an adult fantasy romp featuring rednecks on the wrong side of the law and a fire-breathing dragon hanging out in a Louisiana bayou. Wildly funny and driven by a cast of larger-than-life characters, Highfire is a genre-bending joy from a literary treasure.
From the internationally bestselling author of the Artemis Fowl series: Eoin Colfer's first adult fantasy novel is a hilarious, high-octane adventure about a vodka-drinking, Flashdance-loving dragon who's been hiding out from the world - and potential torch-carrying mobs - in a Louisiana bayou . . . until his peaceful world's turned upside down by a well-intentioned but wild Cajun tearaway and the crooked (and heavily armed) law officer who wants him dead.
Squib Moreau may be swamp-wild, but his intentions are (generally) good: he really wants to be a supportive son to his hard-working momma Elodie. But sometimes life gets in the way - like when Fake Daddy walked out on them leaving a ton of debt, or when crooked Constable Regence Hooke got to thinking pretty Elodie Moreau was just the gal for him...
An apprenticeship with the local moonshine runner, servicing the bayou, looks like the only way to pay off the family debts and maybe get Squib and his momma a place in town, far from Constable Hooke's unwanted courtship and Fake Daddy's reputation.
Unfortunately for Squib, Hooke has his own eye on that very same stretch of bayou - and neither of them have taken into account the fire-breathing dragon hiding out in the Louisiana swamp...
For Squib Moreau, Regence Hooke and Vern, aka Lord Highfire of Highfire Eyrie, life is never going to be the same again.
Highfire is a genre-bending tour-de-force of comedy and action by the million-copy-selling master storyteller.
Publisher: Quercus Publishing
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 588 g
Dimensions: 238 x 160 x 36 mm
'A dazzling first adult novel from bestselling children's author Colfer' - The Daily Mail
'A heady caper with elements of southern gothic, urban fantasy and airport thriller.' - The Saturday Telegraph
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“Fun in parts, but a little lopsided plot-wise”
This was a pretty funny story, some of which worked for me and some of which didn't. It tells the story of Vern, last of the dragons, hiding out in the Louisiana swamps, drinking vodka and maintaining a keto... More
“High Octane Adventure”
Highly entertaining, I really enjoyed this and am really hoping that there's going to be a sequel.
Vern and Squib are such great characters and their adversary Hooke is brilliantly hateful. It's a fast... More
“An exciting comic fantasy adventure featuring a vodka-drinking, wise-cracking dragon”
My thanks to Quercus Books/Jo Fletcher Books for an eARC via NetGalley of ‘Highfire’ by Eoin Colfer in exchange for an honest review.
This is Colfer’s first fantasy for adults though I expect that many ‘grownups’... More
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