Born to… Fight?
Ike Rupert Hollingsberry is haunted by the past because complete strangers won’t let him forget that his famous father died on the set of The Fighting Dragons, a cult favorite that still has people talking. But when he’s attacked by a large locust, like the one that killed his dad, Ike is helped by the geekiest nerd of all, Elmira Hand. Killing the giant locust is only the beginning of the surprises in store for Ike as he is whisked away from New York City to an isolated Florida compound to assume his role as the next in line to lead the Royal Order of Fighting Dragons—that are NOT supposed to exist—and learns his dad’s death was a cover-up for a far greater purpose…
Praise for THE ROYAL ORDER OF FIGHTING DRAGONS
“…a fast-paced, entertaining story with appealing characters, a healthy dose of action, and a dash of humor.” ―Publishers Weekly
The Royal Order of Fighting Dragons is a middle-grade fantasy, full of humorous characters that readers are sure to love. It includes epic battles with kids from all over the world, who unite together to fight off locusts! There are a few fun twists, intrigue, tradition, and overall genuine fun in this story. Ike is much more mature than his 11 year old self and takes the leader role naturally. The group learns to work as a team to accomplish their goals. I enjoyed reading it. A great middle grade story that is sure to intrigue it intended audience. The cover is quite amazing as well.
Dan Elish is the author of nine novels, including The School for the Insanely Gifted, The Worldwide Dessert Contest, and Born Too Short: Confessions of an 8th Grade Basket Case (Simon & Schuster), which was named a New York Public Library “Book for the Teenage” and a “Young Adult Choice for the International Reading Association.”
Dan co-wrote the book for the Broadway musical 13with music and lyrics by Jason Robert Brown, which premiered on Broadway in 2008 and is slated to be a movie by CBS Films. Dan is also a TV writer who has worked on shows such as Cyberchase (PBS) and Jo-Jo’s Circus (Disney). Dan has received fellowships and scholarships to the Bread Loaf and Sewanee Writers’ Conferences and is represented by Matt Bialer at Greenburger Associates. He lives in New York with his wife and children.
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