Dragon Run by Patrick MatthewsDragon Run by Patrick Matthews

Dragon Run

byPatrick Matthews

Hardcover | March 1, 2013

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A boy goes on the run in this fast-paced fantasy debut.

Can a zero become a hero?

Testing Day is supposed to be a day of celebration for Al Pilgrommor. Born into a wealthy family, he expects to follow in his successful father's footsteps. Of course, that all depends on the rank number Al receives at the testing. The higher the rank he has tattooed onto his neck, the better his life will be.

To his surprise and horror, Al is revealed to be rank zero, the lowest of the low. He's now not only an outcast - he's also a danger to his entire family. So Al goes on the run, fleeing the brutal Cullers, men who hunt down zeroes . . . and put them to death.

Cast out of his home, cut off from his friends, and armed with only a sword and his wits, Al is reduced to just surviving. As he meets other outcasts, however, he begins to suspect that he is a pawn in a larger game - and that he might have the power to tip the scales in a high-stakes struggle between man and dragon.

Patrick Matthews is a writer and game designer who lives in Winter Springs, Florida. When he's not writing or playing, you can usually find him out exploring the roads, searching for new adventures with his wife and two boys. You can learn more at www.pat-matthews.com.
Title:Dragon RunFormat:HardcoverDimensions:336 pages, 8.57 × 5.72 × 1.09 inPublished:March 1, 2013Publisher:SCHOLASTIC INCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0545450683

ISBN - 13:9780545450683

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From Dragon Run:A rush of excitement surged through Al, quickly tempered with frustration and fear. He'd just disarmed one of the most powerful men in the world, but what did that matter? It would take a straight, powerful stab to penetrate the man's armor, and Al didn't know how to do that. He stepped backward and nodded to the Magister to pick up his sword.It seemed insane, but unless Primus attacked him, Al couldn't do anything. Besides, he was pretty sure the man was more dangerous without the sword.

Editorial Reviews

Praise for Dragon Run

"Sword fights, a mysterious society and an impossible quest keep this inventive fantasy moving at a fast clip. Harry Potter fans hungry for a new hero will be drawn to Al." -Kirkus

"Stories that shed light; colorful characters who help the young protagonists along; and a plot that keeps getting bigger and bigger propel this sleeper tale to a whiz-bang conclusion." -Horn Book