A Colfer Cover Reveal: Three Tasks for a Dragon by Eoin Colfer and P.J. Lynch
This is what I call an old-fashioned cover reveal. You’ve got your cover. You’ve got your plot description. And you’ve got your collaborators, which in this particular case involve one Eoin Colfer and one P.J. Lynch. Strictly speaking, I haven’t done a straight up cover reveal in quite some time, so why not? The fact of the matter is that I rather like the stuff these guys do. They’ve made an honest-to-goodness dragon story with a twist, and with the kids today enjoying the new Dungeons and Dragons movie in theaters, the time feels about right for Three Tasks for a Dragon.
With wit and gorgeous art, New York Times best-selling author Eoin Colfer and multi-award-winning illustrator P.J. Lynch team up again for a quest story of knights, dark magic, and a maiden with powers of her own.
Studious Prince Lir is next in line to become the Wolfhound King, but he can’t ride a horse, lift a sword, or summon the fabled wolfhounds. So his stepmother decrees that her own son will inherit the crown instead, sending Lir away on a seemingly impossible—and assuredly fatal—quest: to rescue the maiden Cethlenn from the once-fearsome dragon Lasvarg. Rather than wage battle, Lir insists that Lasvarg, now decidedly past his prime, honor tradition by setting him three tasks to perform—starting with tackling the mold encrusting the dragon’s cave (and his feet!). As Lir improves Lasvarg’s life, he also grows closer to Cethlenn . . . as well as the wolfhound puppy strangely devoted to her. In time, they learn more of the dark magic that may be making pawns of them all—and how Cethlenn herself could be the key to breaking a spell that clouds the entire kingdom. With transporting language and a magnificent dragon masterfully rendered with a range of emotions, Eoin Colfer and P.J. Lynch make their own magic in this classic fantasy with a light feminist twist.
And so, without further ado . . .
Many thanks to Anna Abell and the folks at Candlewick Press for this reveal. Three Tasks for a Dragon will hit shelves October 3rd, so be sure to look for it then.
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Betsy Bird is currently the Collection Development Manager of the Evanston Public Library system and a former Materials Specialist for New York Public Library. She has served on Newbery, written for Horn Book, and has done other lovely little things that she'd love to tell you about but that she's sure you'd find more interesting to hear of in person. Her opinions are her own and do not reflect those of EPL, SLJ, or any of the other acronyms you might be able to name. Follow her on Twitter: @fuseeight.
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