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3.86  ·  Rating details ·  14 ratings  ·  27 reviews
On a cold Sunday evening in early 1957, Sarah Dewhurst waited with her father in the parking lot of the Chevron gas station for the dragon he’d hired to help on the farm…

Sarah Dewhurst and her father, outcasts in their little town of Frome, Washington, are forced to hire a dragon to work their farm, something only the poorest of the poor ever have to resort to.

The dragon,
Hardcover, 384 pages
Expected publication: June 2nd 2020 by Quill Tree Books (first published May 7th 2020)
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    Release date: Jun 02, 2020
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    Chaima ✨ شيماء
    it is my professional opinion that society is collapsing because we stopped writing books and making movies about dragons and I'm glad Patrick Ness is taking the necessary steps to remedy that
    May 11, 2019 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
    Patrick Ness is finally giving us the dragon book that we didn't know we needed
    The Burning Rose (Jess)
    Feb 13, 2020 marked it as to-read
    Patrick Ness + dragons = a wish came true even though I did not ask for it. ...more
    Jul 20, 2019 marked it as not-released-tbr  ·  review of another edition
    Shelves: reviewed
    here's where i would make a joke about his name being "Ness" and writing a book about dragons...

    but i got nothing

    so here's a gif:

    Bookish Penguin
    Oct 15, 2019 marked it as to-read
    Shelves: anticipated, fantasy
    It's Patrick Ness. It has dragons in it. So of course I have to read it.
    Just read that this has dragons in it on his Instagram. And now I’m in desperate need of it because IT’S A PATRICK NESS BOOK WITH DRAGONS
    ♠ TABI ♠
    I heard there are dragons . . .

    OMFG. *no words*
    hualian love machine
    well, i said i’d read anything this man writes.
    Riley Redgate
    wow, JUST when i think i'm done with the towering stack of Historical Fantasy Red Scare-Era Socially Conscious Dragon-Farmhand-Plus-Cultist-Assassin-Turned-Multiverse-Travel novels the publishing industry has on offer, yet ANOTHER one gets churned out. when oh when will patrick ness write something less predictable and mainstream?
    Feb 18, 2020 marked it as anti-library  ·  review of another edition
    Shelves: arcs
    It's been so long since I read a Ness book and this sounds so good according to the key selling points on Edelweiss like:
    - Dragons, NBD
    - 'A lethal teenage assassin. An odd-couple duo of FBI agents on the case. A secret romance. A mysterious cult of dragon worshippers that just might bring about the end of the world. A shocking twist in the plot, as well as in time and space' TIME AND SPACE, GUYS
    - 'In a small town in the 1950s, the height of the Cold War, fear and suspicion are undercurrents of
    Anna || MyBookishDream
    A new Patrick Ness book?! A Patrick Ness book about dragons?! SIGN ME UP!!
    Adi Rocks Socks (semi hiatus)
    A dragon which rescues you from racists (and meanwhile hopefully turns them into kebob)? We need more of these in the world. — 19.02.20
    K Roma
    Dec 06, 2019 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
    I thought I've had enough of dragons....until I saw this.
    Alexia | Right Writing Words
    That cover yessss please ...more
    - ̗̀ fantine ̖́-
    Feb 16, 2020 rated it liked it
    Shelves: 2020, got-it, arc, walker
    I have many problems with this like why the fuck is it set in the 1950s ? ?
    Lazlo Thorn
    Jul 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
    Aimal (Bookshelves & Paperbacks)
    Oct 14, 2019 marked it as anticipated-releases
    i’m a simple girl. i see patrick ness, and i add it to my tbr
    Jan 17, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

    I could review this properly, but it's really not necessary. It's a perfectly good book. It's well written, it has tons of characters that are pretty well-developed (especially given the amount of space they have, seeing as there's so much crammed in), there's a good narrative, it's fast paced and doesn't get bogged down in unnecessary boring world building, the various "issues" (homophobia, racism) were pointed without being too ham-fisted and it was generally very engaging.

    But really,
    Bryan Martinez
    Okay, Patrick Ness literally dropped a Dragon book out of nowhere.
    Megan Peet
    Oct 04, 2019 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
    To say I’m excited for this book is a bit of an understatement.
    Jan 09, 2020 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
    id read litteraly anthing this man writes
    Dec 11, 2019 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
    Dragons? Sign me up.
    The Artisan Geek
    Nov 29, 2019 marked it as to-read
    A deadly assassin?! A cult of dragon worshippers?! Freaking WILD! I have loved all the work I've read from Ness, and this one sounds like one of his most thrilling books!! :D

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    Oct 12, 2019 marked it as to-read
    cold-war-era rural US with DRAGONS??? and a prophecy??? i need this in my life???
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    Patrick Ness, an award-winning novelist, has written for England’s Radio 4 and Sunday Telegraph and is a literary critic for The Guardian. He has written many books, including the Chaos Walking Trilogy, The Crash of Hennington, Topics About Which I Know Nothing, and A Monster Calls.

    He has won numerous awards, including the Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize, the Booktrust Teenage Prize, and the
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