All Colin Leffee wants is to be left alone: to run his used bookstore in peace, and to quietly drink himself to sleep every night in an attempt to drown out the memories of eight-hundred-plus years of existence.
Unfortunately, when a sullen teenage changeling is flung out of Faerie and onto his doorstep, the long-suffering, wayward son of Titania knows his dreams of solitude are dust. Colin—or Lord Coileán, as he is known to the Faerie court—must track down Meggy, the love of his life, and figure out how her child ended up in Titania’s clutches to begin with.
But with family, it’s never simple. He finds Meggy, only to see her yanked into Faerie—and the doors between the realms slammed and locked behind her. Now, it’s not just her life at stake . . . but the fate of magic itself.
Always the loner, Colin reluctantly joins forces with an intensely stubborn wizard, a young priest-in-training who fancies himself a knight, and his half brother Robin (the last most definitely not by choice) on a quest to reopen the doors and restore the balance between the realms. And with exiled queen Mab plotting in the shadows to take Titania’s throne, and the wizards of the governing Arcanum hiding their own agenda, Colin can’t be sure whom to trust—or whether he’ll live long enough to see the mission through.
The impact of something heavy crashing into the
ground of the Hewes’ family farmhouse shakes the house and Jason’s life.
Whatever hits the ground scurries into the barn, followed by a frightened but
Jason has just discovered a creature out of legend;
a beast which all logic tells him should not—could not—exist. Some kids might
run. Others might scream or faint. Instead, Jason befriends the ancient
creature, and in doing so learns an entire mythic species is emerging from a
Jason isn’t the only one to notice large,
leathery-winged beasts taking to the skies of modern Montana. A powerful and long-forgotten
evil is watching his newly-revived enemies closely. He’ll do anything to
destroy his bitter foes and their new-found allies—allies that now include
Paul Smith’s debut novel, Jason and the Draconauts is a witty, funny adventure story where an
ordinary teen finds himself in an extraordinary situation, and in doing so,
finds himself capable of performing the impossible.