The Story of Owen, Dragon Slayer of Trondheim

The Story of Owen, Dragon Slayer of TrondheimThe Story of Owen, Dragon Slayer of Trondheim by E. K. Johnston
Published by: 21st Century
Release Date: 1 March 2014
Pages: 312
Genres: Fantasy
Recommended For: Grades 7-10
Submitted by: Renata Sancken

 

Listen! For I sing of Owen Thorskard: valiant of heart, hopeless at algebra, last in a long line of 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.

This book takes place in a world much like our own, except with one small difference… actually it’s a pretty large difference… there are dragons. It’s just something people have to deal with, like a tornado or a hurricane. If the dragon siren goes off, you have to get to your dragon shelter ASAP. Well, most people get to the dragon shelter. A few people have to go out and fight the dragons. Owen Thorskard is one of those people–he’s a dragon slayer. Well, an apprentice dragon slayer. He’s still in high school, but his father and his aunt are both famous dragon slayers, and he’s training with them.

Unfortunately, he still has to get through high school, and for Owen, that means he needs an algebra tutor. That’s where Siobhan comes in, and before long she realizes that she’s going to be more than just Owen’s tutor. Oh, she’s not going to be his girlfriend or anything. She’s going to be his bard and compose epic songs about his dragon slaying, just like in old times. Of course, to be able to write epic songs about dragon slaying means that Siobhan is going to have to get a lot closer to dragons than she ever meant to…

The Story of Owen, Dragon Slayer of Trondheim is a fun, fantasy adventure. And if you like this book, the sequel is called Prairie Fire.

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