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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 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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"Lyrical prose of lapidary precision and restraint etches a character-driven narrative of intimate enchantments. . . . Terrifying, moving, inspiring and enthralling." --Kirkus Reviews, starred review"An intelligent, down-to-earth wisdom runs throughout, as enriching as any magic. . . . 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"This stand-alone prequel to Dragonborn is 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"Dark elements, however, are what make this book compelling . . . Fans of high fantasy may . . . simply immerse themselves in the adventures and friendships and enjoy the read." --VOYA"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 Lyrical prose of lapidary precision and restraint etches a character-driven narrative of intimate enchantments. . . . Terrifying, moving, inspiring and enthralling. "Kirkus Reviews, starred review" An intelligent, down-to-earth wisdom runs throughout, as enriching as any magic. . . . 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" This stand-alone prequel to "Dragonborn" is 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" Dark elements, however, are what make this book compelling . . . Fans of high fantasy may . . . simply immerse themselves in the adventures and friendships and enjoy the read. "VOYA" 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"" 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"An intelligent, down-to-earth wisdom runs throughout, as enriching as any magic. . . . 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""""This stand-alone prequel to "Dragonborn" is 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""""Dark elements, however, are what make this book compelling . . . Fans of high fantasy may . . . simply immerse themselves in the adventures and friendships and enjoy the read." --"VOYA" "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"

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