Toby Forward is the author of the acclaimed Dragonborn series, which begins with the Carnegie-nominated Dragonborn, and continues in Fireborn and Doubleborn. He also wrote the picture book The Wolf’s Story, the middle-grade novel Traveling Backward, and several other books for children in his native England. Visit Toby online at www.tobyforward.co.uk.
For years, a cruel wizard named Ash has been trapped in a magical prison—but now, she is poised to escape and get her revenge by unleashing an army of vicious monsters. Only three stand in her way: Sam, the apprentice of the wizard who imprisoned her, Starback, Sam’s steadfast dragon companion, and Tamrin, a runaway wizard apprentice.
Tamrin and Sam have only just met—but neither of them can deny the strange force that links them. They must discover the secret behind their connection in order to defeat Ash and protect everything they hold dear. But can two apprentices and a single dragon alone prevent the total destruction of the land they call home?
Toby Forward’s lyrically written, much-lauded series continues in this fantasy saga perfect for fans of Cressida Cowell and Angie Sage.
Awards for Fireborn: A Kirkus Best Book of 2013
"Lyrical prose of lapidary precision and restraint etches a character-driven narrative of intimate enchantments. . . . Terrifying, moving, inspiring and enthralling." —Kirkus Reviews, starred review, on Fireborn
"Humble, earthy . . . and thought provoking—making this excellent middle-grade fantasy a rich mix of character, seriousness, comic foibles, and loving exactitude." —The Horn Book Magazine on Fireborn
"Distinguished by its vivid cast of characters and multilayered relationships . . . The fine writing and compelling plot are sure to enthrall readers of high fantasy." —School Library Journal on Fireborn
"This beautifully written fantasy . . . masterfully balances humor with deadly serious content in a manner reminiscent of Lloyd Alexander at his best . . . This lovely tale, first in a series, should strongly appeal to fantasy aficionados." —Publishers Weekly, starred review, on Dragonborn
"Accessible, full-of-surprises fantasy. . . . Forward's fantasy has glimmers of Tolkien, Alexander, [and] Rowling." —The Horn Book Magazine on Dragonborn
"Forward can tell a story . . . the next three volumes hold great promise for fans of adventure, fantasy, and dragons." —Booklist on Dragonborn
The latest chapter in Toby Forward’s acclaimed Dragonborn series pairs lyrical prose with the appeal of How to Train Your Dragon.