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Toby Forward is the author of the acclaimed Dragonborn series, which begins with the Carnegie-nominated Dragonborn, and continues in Fireborn, a Kirkus Best Book of 2013, and Doubleborn. He also wrote the picture book The Wolf's Story, the middle-grade novel Traveling Backward, and several other books for children in his native England. Visit Toby online at www.tobyforward.co.uk.

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Awards for Fireborn A "Kirkus" Best Book of 2013 "Lyrical prose of lapidary precision and restraint etches a character-driven narrative of intimate enchantments. . . . Terrifying, moving, inspiring and enthralling." --"Kirkus Reviews," starred review, on "Fireborn" "Humble, earthy . . . and thought provoking--making this excellent middle-grade fantasy a rich mix of character, seriousness, comic foibles, and loving exactitude." --"The Horn Book Magazine "on "Fireborn" "Distinguished by its vivid cast of characters and multilayered relationships . . . The fine writing and compelling plot are sure to enthrall readers of high fantasy." --"School Library Journal "on "Fireborn" "This beautifully written fantasy . . . masterfully balances humor with deadly serious content in a manner reminiscent of Lloyd Alexander at his best . . . This lovely tale, first in a series, should strongly appeal to fantasy aficionados." --"Publishers Weekly," starred review, on "Dragonborn""" "Accessible, full-of-surprises fantasy. . . . Forward's fantasy has glimmers of Tolkien, Alexander, [and] Rowling." --"The Horn Book Magazine" on "Dragonborn" "Forward can tell a story . . . the next three volumes hold great promise for fans of adventure, fantasy, and dragons." --"Booklist" on "Dragonborn" Awards for Fireborn A "Kirkus" Best Book of 2013 "[T]his well-paced novel intertwines the stories of two apprentice wizards. . . . the story will engage readers with its rich cast of secondary characters, exciting action scenes, and two sympathetic young protagonists. Fans will enjoy this compelling continuation of the Dragonborn series." --Booklist "Humble, earthy . . . and thought provoking--making this excellent middle-grade fantasy a rich mix of character, seriousness, comic foibles, and loving exactitude." --The Horn Book Magazine on FIREBORN "Distinguished by its vivid cast of characters and multilayered relationships. . . . The fine writing and compelling plot are sure to enthrall readers of high fantasy." --School Library Journal on FIREBORN "Lyrical prose of lapidary precision and restraint etches a character-driven narrative of intimate enchantments. . . . Terrifying, moving, inspiring and enthralling." --Kirkus Reviews on FIREBORN "This beautifully written fantasy . . . masterfully balances humor with deadly serious content in a manner reminiscent of Lloyd Alexander at his best . . . This lovely tale, first in a series, should strongly appeal to fantasy aficionados." --Publishers Weekly on DRAGONBORN "Accessible, full-of-surprises fantasy. . . . Forward's fantasy has glimmers of Tolkien, Alexander, [and] Rowling." --Horn Book Magazine on DRAGONBORN "Forward can tell a story . . . the next three volumes hold great promise for fans of adventure, fantasy, and dragons." --Booklist, on DRAGONBORN [T]his well-paced novel intertwines the stories of two apprentice wizards. . . . the story will engage readers with its rich cast of secondary characters, exciting action scenes, and two sympathetic young protagonists. Fans will enjoy this compelling continuation of the Dragonborn series. "Booklist" Humble, earthy . . . and thought provoking--making this excellent middle-grade fantasy a rich mix of character, seriousness, comic foibles, and loving exactitude. "The Horn Book Magazine on FIREBORN" Distinguished by its vivid cast of characters and multilayered relationships. . . . The fine writing and compelling plot are sure to enthrall readers of high fantasy. "School Library Journal on FIREBORN" Lyrical prose of lapidary precision and restraint etches a character-driven narrative of intimate enchantments. . . . Terrifying, moving, inspiring and enthralling. "Kirkus Reviews on FIREBORN" This beautifully written fantasy . . . masterfully balances humor with deadly serious content in a manner reminiscent of Lloyd Alexander at his best . . . This lovely tale, first in a series, should strongly appeal to fantasy aficionados. "Publishers Weekly on DRAGONBORN" Accessible, full-of-surprises fantasy. . . . Forward's fantasy has glimmers of Tolkien, Alexander, [and] Rowling. "Horn Book Magazine on DRAGONBORN" Forward can tell a story . . . the next three volumes hold great promise for fans of adventure, fantasy, and dragons. "Booklist, on DRAGONBORN""

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