20 May 2015
Johnston, E.K. Prairie Fire. Carolrhoda Books, 2015.
This second installment in the Dragon Slayer of Trondheim series follows Owen, a dragonslayer, and Siobhan, his bard, as they join the Oil Watch. Those who enjoyed The Story of Owen will also enjoy this sequel.
I enjoyed The Story of Owen, although it wasn't a book I would have picked up based simply on the cover. I also very much enjoyed Prairie Fire. The characters are relatable, the jabs at the differences between Canada and the United States are amusing, and the story moves along at a good pace with plenty of action. I would recommend keeping tissues nearby, though. Any further details would constitute a spoiler, so just take my word for it.
Recommended for: teens
Red Flags: none
Overall Rating: 5/5 stars
Read-Alikes: Terry Pratchett's Tiffany Aching series, Eragon, Seraphina