Bradley's Dragons

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“An intriguingly exciting hero’s journey that’s also beautifully thoughtful and humane.”
- Kirkus Reviews

Bradley's Dragons

2020 Book of the Year!

The hunters are coming.

The first time a hunter came for him, Bradley Nash was only nine years old. That was three years ago.

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.

As his twelfth birthday approaches, however, his peaceful life starts falling apart.

The hunters are coming, and if Bradley doesn’t figure out exactly who and what he is, everything he’s ever known will be destroyed.

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Creative Child Magazine's 2020 Children's book of the year!
“Bradley's Dragons is a magical journey that has a great message on handling bullying. It was an exciting adventure that my son couldn't put down.”
- Creative Child Magazine

“Despite its magical elements, Bradley’s quest matches well with every adolescent’s need for self-understanding, coming to terms with their family, and finding a life path. His leap into maturity is especially well handled: The odyssey is both suspenseful and deeply moving.”
- Kirkus Reviews

“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 (review includes spoilers)

“Magic, mystery, family secrets, and danger abound in this fast-paced, coming-of-age fantasy novel—the third book by author Patrick Matthews centered around dragons. The novel teems with drama from the first page, and readers will be swept up by intrigue and action.”
- Children's Book Review