The Resource Highfire : a novel, Eoin Colfer

Highfire : a novel, Eoin Colfer

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Highfire : a novel
Title
Highfire
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Eoin Colfer
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the days of yore, he flew the skies and scorched angry mobs--now he hides from swamp tour boats and rises only with the greatest reluctance from his Laz-Z-Boy recliner. Laying low in the bayou, this once magnificent fire breather has been reduced to lighting Marlboros with nose sparks, swilling Absolut in a Flashdance T-shirt, and binging Netflix in a fishing shack. For centuries, he struck fear in hearts far and wide as Wyvern, Lord Highfire of the Highfire Eyrie--now he goes by Vern. However, he has survived, unlike the rest. He is the last of his kind, the last dragon. Still, no amount of vodka can drown the loneliness in his molten core. Vern's glory days are long gone. Or are they? A canny Cajun swamp rat, young Everett "Squib" Moreau does what he can to survive, trying not to break the heart of his saintly single mother. He's finally decided to work for a shady smuggler--but on his first night, he witnesses his boss murdered by a crooked constable. Regence Hooke is not just a dirty cop, he's a despicable human being--who happens to want Squib's momma in the worst way. When Hooke goes after his hidden witness with a grenade launcher, Squib finds himself airlifted from certain death by...a dragon? The swamp can make strange bedfellows, and rather than be fried alive so the dragon can keep his secret, Squib strikes a deal with the scaly apex predator. He can act as his go-between (aka familiar)--fetch his vodka, keep him company, etc.--in exchange for protection from Hooke. Soon the three of them are careening headlong toward a combustible confrontation. There's about to be a fiery reckoning, in which either dragons finally go extinct--or Vern's glory days are back. A triumphant return to the genre-bending fantasy that Eoin Colfer is so well known for, Highfire is an effortlessly clever and relentlessly funny tour-de-force of comedy and action
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DLC
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Colfer, Eoin
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no index present
Literary form
fiction
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  • Dragons
  • Mothers and sons
  • Police corruption
  • Teenage boys
  • Louisiana
Target audience
adult
Label
Highfire : a novel, Eoin Colfer
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
000066620201
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
497 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432877798
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
large print
Label
Highfire : a novel, Eoin Colfer
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
000066620201
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
497 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432877798
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
large print

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