The Story of Owen: Dragon Slayer of Trondheim by E. K. JohnstonThe Story of Owen: Dragon Slayer of Trondheim by E. K. Johnston

The Story of Owen: Dragon Slayer of Trondheim

byE. K. Johnston

Hardcover | March 1, 2014

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Listen! For I sing of Owen Thorskard: valiant of heart, hopeless at algebra, last in a long line of legendary dragon slayers. Though he had few years and was not built for football, he stood between the town of Trondheim and creatures that threatened its survival.

There have always been dragons. As far back as history is told, men and women have fought them, loyally defending their villages. Dragon slaying was a proud tradition.

But dragons and humans have one thing in common: an insatiable appetite for fossil fuels. From the moment Henry Ford hired his first dragon slayer, no small town was safe. Dragon slayers flocked to cities, leaving more remote areas unprotected.

Such was Trondheim's fate until Owen Thorskard arrived. At sixteen, with dragons advancing and his grades plummeting, Owen faced impossible odds-armed only with a sword, his legacy, and the classmate who agreed to be his bard.

Listen! I am Siobhan McQuaid. I alone know the story of Owen, the story that changes everything. Listen!

The cool things about Emily Kate Johnston are that she is a forensic archaeologist, she has lived on four continents, she decorates cupcakes in her spare time, she adores the Oxford comma, and she loves to make up stories. The less cool things about Kate are that she's from a small town in southwestern Ontario, she spends a lot of t...
Title:The Story of Owen: Dragon Slayer of TrondheimFormat:HardcoverDimensions:312 pages, 7.75 × 5.5 × 1 inPublished:March 1, 2014Publisher:Lerner Publishing GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1467710660

ISBN - 13:9781467710664


Editorial Reviews

"Siobhan McQuaid is dragon-slayer-in-training and Owen Thorskard's bard in this Dragon Slayer of Trondheim title. An accomplished musician, she is constantly writing songs about the people and events that make up her world. This is an alternate world where historical events have been overshadowed and impacted by dragons who feed on carbon emissions, and slayers like Owen and his famous relatives. Typical high school activities and issues are deftly woven into a plot that revolves around dragon evasion and slaying. Siobhan narrates the story with great teen wit, and conveys her excitement and fear in an authentic teen voice. The story focuses on her friendship with Owen as they work together. An interesting commentary on the perils of carbon emissions, action, interesting twists on history, and themes of friendship, family, loyalty, and sacrifice will keep readers turning pages." -Library Media Connection