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Rise of the Dragon Moon (Hardcover)

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Rise of the Dragon Moon is Olympia resident Gabby Byrne’s first novel. Yes, this is a book with dragons, and yes, Princess Told is a strong female character and yes, there’s dynamic world building (cold planet! A couple of moons!). But it’s Princess Toli’s emotional life and the development of her relationships with her mother and sister and friends that make this into a truly wonderful novel for middle grade kids. In preparation for publication and the book launch party, I wanted to read this book out loud to my daughters. We made it through two chapters before my 10-year-old took it out of my hands and said, “Mom, this will take too long to read this out loud.” She took the book to bed and her light stayed on too late. But it was summertime, and do you remember? It’s the best kind of reading: staying up too late, reading just one more chapter. 

— From Andrea

Description


The princess of a frozen queendom fights to free her mother from the clutches of terrifying dragons in Rise of the Dragon Moon, a middle grade fantasy debut from Gabrielle K. Byrne.

Princess Toli may be heir to the throne, but she longs to be a fierce hunter and warrior. Alone in a frozen world, her queendom is at the mercy of the dragons that killed her father, and Toli is certain it’s only a matter of time before they come back to destroy what’s left of her family.

When the dragons rise and seize her mother, Toli will do anything to save her—even trust a young dragon who may be the only key to the Queen's release.

With her sister and best friend at her side, Toli makes the treacherous journey across the vast ice barrens to Dragon Mountain, where long-held secrets await. Bear-cats are on their trail, and dragons stalk them, but the greatest danger might be a mystery buried in Toli’s past.

An Imprint Book

"Enthralling, masterful storytelling—a perfect blend of adventure and coming-of-age, and deliciously scary in parts. My head is still filled with glorious dragons."—Karen Foxlee, author of Ophelia and the Marvelous Boy

"The dragons...seethe and swirl off the pages. Fans of Erin Hunter’s “Warriors” series will enjoy." —School Library Journal

A Junior Library Guild Selection

About the Author


Gabrielle K. Byrne is the author of Rise of the Dragon Moon and The Edge of Strange Hollow. She lives in the rainy wilds of the Pacific Northwest, where she writes fantasy for kids of all ages. Gabby studied opera in Philadelphia, medieval studies in New York, literature in Scotland, and marine biology in the Pacific Northwest, but writing stories is the common thread that ties all her interests together. When she’s not writing, she can be found fishing spineless beasties out of the Salish Sea with her husband and two daughters. Gabby is a mentor for the Pitch Wars writing contest, and a contributor at The Winged Pen blog.

Praise For…


"Enthralling, masterful storytelling—a perfect blend of adventure and coming-of-age, and deliciously scary in parts. My head is still filled with glorious dragons." —Karen Foxlee, author of Ophelia and the Marvelous Boy

"The dragons...seethe and swirl off the pages. Fans of Erin Hunter’s “Warriors” series will enjoy." —School Library Journal



Product Details
ISBN: 9781250195555
ISBN-10: 1250195551
Publisher: Imprint
Publication Date: August 6th, 2019
Pages: 320
Language: English
image created by sara mcnally | constellation & co | seattle, wa
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