The Dubious Gift of Dragon Blood

A Young Adult Fantasy Novel

High schooler, Crispin Haugen already has so many identities to sort through—Scandinavian, Asian, not to mention gay. Then a messenger from another world arrives to tell him he also carries the blood of dragons in his veins! At first, Crispin is reluctant to visit the world of his dragon heritage, but when he is outed at school, he grabs the opportunity to run away and escape his problems.

Transported to the Realm of Fire, where dragons and humans live in harmony, Crispin falls for Davix, a brooding, nerdy scholar. But dark mysteries threaten the peace of Crispin’s new world. Without warning, dragons from the Realm of Air unleash a bloody war and take him hostage.

With everything he cares about on the line, Crispin must find the courage to fight… for justice and for love.

Coming December 15, 2020 from Bold Strokes Books.

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The writing of this book was supported by the Toronto Arts Council with funding from the City of Toronto.

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