“A compelling cast of characters with rich backstories round out this fantastical story of a scared kid learning to stand up to bullies and be true to himself.” - Booklife
“This book is seriously awesome! 5 stars are rare for us, yet we’d give this one 7 if that were possible. Seriously, I could barely put it down – great characters, good plot lines, enough depth, and breadth to really get into it. And finally, a tale told fully that will have you biting your nails and turning pages as fast as you can.” - ReadingWithYourKids.com
The first time a hunter came for him, Bradley Nash was only nine years old. That was three years ago, and he barely escaped.
Now, he lives with his family in a Florida trailer park. He doesn’t remember the attack, doesn’t know anything about hunters, or dragons, or even magic. All he knows is that he suffers from a crippling fear of strangers. He sits in the back of his classes and keeps to himself, always worried that an anxiety attack may strike.
As his twelfth birthday approaches, however, he discovers that dragons, magic, and hunters are all real, and that he and his family are in more danger than he could possibly have imagined.
The hunters are coming and his world will never be the same.
A newspaper columnist, editor, and award-winning game designer, Patrick Matthews’ first novel was published by Scholastic in 2013. Bradley’s Dragons is his third published novel. Mr. Matthews writes fast-paced fiction that takes readers on exciting adventures but also gives them a chance to think about the world around them, to consider hard questions before they need to be answered.