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The Resource Highfire : a novel, Eoin Colfer, (electronic resource)

Highfire : a novel, Eoin Colfer, (electronic resource)

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Highfire : a novel
Title
Highfire
Title remainder
a novel
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Eoin Colfer
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Language
eng
Summary
From the New York Times bestselling author of the Artemis Fowl series comes a hilarious and high-octane adult novel about a vodka-drinking, Flashdance- loving dragon who lives an isolated life in the bayous of Louisiana?and the raucous adventures that ensue when he crosses paths with a fifteen-year-old troublemaker on the run from a crooked sheriff. In the days of yore, he flew the skies and scorched angry mobs?now he hides from swamp tour boats and rises only with the greatest reluctance from his Laz-Z-Boy recliner. Laying low in the bayou, this once-magnificent fire breather has been reduced to lighting Marlboros with nose sparks, swilling Absolut in a Flashdance T-shirt, and binging Netflix in a fishing shack. For centuries, he struck fear in hearts far and wide as Wyvern, Lord Highfire of the Highfire Eyrie?now he goes by Vern. However...he has survived, unlike the rest. He is the last of his kind, the last dragon. Still, no amount of vodka can drown the loneliness in his molten core. Vern's glory days are long gone. Or are they? A canny Cajun swamp rat, young Everett "Squib" Moreau does what he can to survive, trying not to break the heart of his saintly single mother. He's finally decided to work for a shady smuggler?but on his first night, he witnesses his boss murdered by a crooked constable. Regence Hooke is not just a dirty cop, he's a despicable human being?who happens to want Squib's momma in the worst way. When Hooke goes after his hidden witness with a grenade launcher, Squib finds himself airlifted from certain death by...a dragon? The swamp can make strange bedfellows, and rather than be fried alive so the dragon can keep his secret, Squib strikes a deal with the scaly apex predator. He can act as his go-between (aka familiar)?fetch his vodka, keep him company, etc.?in exchange for protection from Hooke. Soon the three of them are careening headlong toward a combustible confrontation. There's about to be a fiery reckoning, in which either dragons finally go extinct?or Vern's glory days are back. A triumphant return to the genre-bending fantasy that Eoin Colfer is so well known for, Highfire is an effortlessly clever and relentlessly funny tour-de-force of comedy and action
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Colfer, Eoin
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823.92
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PR6103.O4427
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fiction
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Read by Johnny Heller
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  • Dragons
  • Social isolation
  • Alcoholism
  • Police corruption
  • Teenage boys
  • Swamps
  • Alcoholism
  • Dragons
  • Police corruption
  • Social isolation
  • Swamps
  • Teenage boys
  • Louisiana
  • Louisiana
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Highfire : a novel, Eoin Colfer, (electronic resource)
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stereophonic
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Unabridged.
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1 online resource
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online
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Isbn
9780062939074
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Highfire : a novel, Eoin Colfer, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
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not applicable
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stereophonic
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  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
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1 online resource
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online
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not applicable
Isbn
9780062939074
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digital
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