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The Royal Order of Fighting Dragons
The Royal Order of Fighting Dragons

The Royal Order of Fighting Dragons

By Dan Elish, Illustrated by Sam Shearon


The Royal Order of Fighting Dragons


300 Pages, 5.5 x 8.5

Formats: Trade Paper, EPUB

Trade Paper, $13.99 (CA $18.99) (US $13.99)

Publication Date: August 2018

ISBN 9781944109547

Rights: WOR

Vesuvian Books (Aug 2018)


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PBS Cyberchase writer creates Percy Jackson meets How to Train Your Dragon set in our recognizable, contemporary world—Elish delivers a fast paced, entertaining story with appealing characters, a healthy dose of action, and a dash of humor. ~Publishers Weekly

Ike Rupert Hollingsberry is haunted by the past because complete strangers won't let him forget when his famous father died on the set of The Fighting Dragons, a cult favorite that still has people talking. But when he's attacked by a large locust like the one that killed his dad, Ike is helped by the geekiest nerd of all, Elmira Hand. Killing the giant locust is only the beginning of the surprises in store for Ike as he is whisked away from New York City to an isolated Florida compound to assume his role as the next in line to lead the Royal Order of the Fighting Dragons—that are NOT supposed to exist—and learns his dad's death was a cover-up for a far greater purpose...


Dan Elish's new book is destined to be a kid-pleasing classic…I dare any fan of Harry Potter, Roald Dahl, Wonder Woman, Superman--any rollicking adventure story--to pick up The Royal Order of the Fighting Dragons and not get hooked. ~ Deborah Heiligman, award winning author of Vincent and Theo Wow! Dan Elish really knows how to tell a story, and here he's got a terrific one, full of action, myth, suspense, heart, and, of course, this being a Dan Elish book, humor. Plus (spoiler alert) fire-breathing dragons. Seriously, reader, what more do you want? ~ Bruce Handy, author of Wild Things, The Joy of Reading Children’s Literature as an Adult A wild tale of dragons, King Arthur, and giant bugs, starring a wry and charming New York kid. Fresh, fast-paced, and funny--Dan Elish works magic! ~ Natalie Standiford, author of How to Say Goodbye in Robot and many other books for young readers Dan Elish’s new middle grade novel, THE ROYAL ORDER OF THE FIGHTING DRAGONS, delivers nonstop action, humor, adventure, and suspense, sure, but it also packs plenty of thought-provoking moral quandaries layered with deeper themes of family and friendship. ~ Rachel Vail, author of over 30 books for kids and teens, including most recently the Justin Case books and Well, That Was Awkward. Elish has done it again. His laugh-out-loud satire features hilarious kid heroes who practically pop off the page as they whisk us from New York to Florida and back on a seat-of-your-pants quest to save the world. Buckle up your dragon and get ready to rumble! ~Maria Padian, author of Brett McCarthy: Work in Progress and Wrecked

Author Biography

Dan Elish is the author of ten novels including The School for the Insanely Gifted, The Worldwide Dessert Contest, and Born Too Short: Confessions of an 8th Grade Basket Case (Simon & Schuster), which was named a New York Public Library "Book for the Teenage" and a "Young Adult Choice for the International Reading Association." Dan co-wrote the book for the Broadway musical 13 with music and lyrics by Jason Robert Brown, which premiered on Broadway in 2008 and is slated to be a movie by CBS Films. Dan is also a TV writer who has worked on shows such as Cyberchase (PBS) and Jo-Jo’s Circus (Disney). Sam Shearon is a world-renowned artist from Liverpool who has a BA with honours in Visual Communication from University of Leeds in the College of Art & Design, West Yorkshire, England. His work includes IDW Publishing and covers for the Angel series, 30 Days of Night, The X-Files, KISS, Mars Attacks, Judge Dredd, the fully illustrated H.P. Lovecraft‘s The Call of Cthulhu, Oscar Wilde‘s The Picture of Dorian Gray, and Clive Barker’s Hellraiser and Books of Blood.