The Last Dragon Charmer #1: Villain Keeper

The Last Dragon Charmer #1: Villain Keeper

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This first book in the Last Dragon Charmer series is packed with adventure and wit, perfect for fans of Soman Chainani's School for Good and Evil series and Chris Colfer's Land of Stories series.

All his life, Prince Caden has dreamed of slaying a dragon. But before he has the chance, he is ripped from his home in the Great Winterlands of Razzon and finds himself in Asheville, North Carolina-a land with no magic and no dragons.

Or so he thinks. The longer Caden spends in Asheville, the more he comes to realize that there is unexpected and dangerous magic in this strange land. There just may be dragons here too. But what if Caden's destiny isn't to slay a dragon, after all?
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Product details

  • 9-12
  • Paperback | 368 pages
  • 130 x 194 x 19mm | 230g
  • HarperCollins Publishers Inc
  • HarperCollins
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0062308440
  • 9780062308443
  • 113,851

Review quote

"Kids will delight in Caden's adventures and struggles." -- ALA Booklist "A promising new series." -- Kirkus Reviews "Invites readers to look at their own world with an eye to magic." -- School Library Journal
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Back cover copy

Nothing is more important than slaying a dragon. . . .

Once Prince Caden does, he will finally become an Elite Paladin like his seven older brothers. But there is one big thing standing in his way: he has been mysteriously transported from his home in the magical Greater Realm to Asheville, North Carolina.

Now he is stuck in a land with no magic--and no dragons.

Or so he thinks. Caden finds that his new school in Asheville may be the center of some unexpected and dangerous magic after all. With the help of his own elusive magical gifts--and some unlikely new friends--Caden must defeat the evil, save himself and everyone he loves, and find his way home.
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About Laurie Mckay

Laurie McKay lives in Durham, North Carolina, with her family and her two dogs. She earned her bachelor's degree in biology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and her master's degree in biological oceanography from North Carolina State University. She's taught at the Chesapeake Bay Governor's School for Marine and Environmental Science and in the North Carolina community college system. When she's not dodging students and prepping lab activities, she's sitting at a local coffee shop and daydreaming about all things fantastical.
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Rating details

152 ratings
4.06 out of 5 stars
5 37% (56)
4 39% (60)
3 18% (28)
2 4% (6)
1 1% (2)
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