The Dragons (Paperback)


By Colin Thompson

Penguin Random House Australia, 9781741663822, 256pp.

Publication Date: August 1, 2011

List Price: 9.99*
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King Arthur has been overthrown—long live King Arthur!
The Dark Ages are over and the wonderful Days of Yore have begun. Everyone is looking forward to a magnificent coronation of the new King Arthur, followed by huge amounts of legendary peace and happiness that will entirely cover the whole of Avalon and bring about purple tights for all. But there is a rebellion in the land. Brat, the old false king, and Bloat, a teenage dragon, have vowed to overthrow the lovely wonderful new King Arthur and bring back the Dark Ages. Can Morgan le Fey, Sir Lancelot, and a very thirsty vampire save the day?

About the Author

Colin Thompson has received several awards, including an Aurealis Award for the novel How to Live Forever and the CBC Picture Book of the Year for The Short and Incredibly Happy Life of Riley. He is also the author of The Big Little Book of Happy Sadness and Free to a Good Home. He has been short-listed for many other awards, including the Astrid Lindgren Award—the most prestigious children's literature prize in the world.

Praise For The Dragons: Excalibur

"Colin Thompson's enigmatic artwork once again takes center stage."  —Publishers Weekly on Falling Angels