The Story of Owen: Dragon Slayer of Trondheim
Debut novelist Johnston envisions an Earth nearly identical to our own, with one key difference: dragons, who are attracted to carbon emissions, battle humans over control of fossil fuels. Once, every village had its own dragon slayer, but now those days are long gone and slayers are usually drafted by the government. Sixteen-year-old Owen Thorskard is brave, dedicated and a dragon-slayer-in-training. His friend and partner is Siobhan McQuaid who is at the center of a grassroots effort to understand the spike in dragon numbers.