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Posted by Sam, November 25, 2021

Read an extract from Dragon Storm: Cara and Silverthief – a magical new fantasy series from Alastair Chisholm!

In January we’re absolutely thrilled to be publishing the first two books in the Dragon Storm series – a magical new fantasy series about dragons, written by the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize-shortlisted author of Orion Lost and Adam-2, Alastair Chisholm.

A few weeks ago we shared an extract from the first book in the series, Tomás and Ironskin – and today we’re thrilled to be sharing an extract from the second book, Cara and Silverthief, also publishing in January!

Set in the distant land of Draconis, where dragons can be summoned from the dragon realm, each story in this gripping fantasy series follows a different dragon and summer as they embark on action-packed adventures. With brilliant illustrations throughout by Eric Deschamps, and beautiful covers by Ben Mantle, these are perfect books for newly independent readers aged 7 and above.

Cara has spent her life on the streets, relying on her wits – and a mysterious voice that seemed to live inside her head – for survival. She’s amazed when she learns that the voice actually belongs to a dragon – her dragon – and she’s invited to join a hidden society, the Dragonseer Guild, for those who can summon their own dragon.

But Cara isn’t used to having friends, and so when she and her dragon Silverthief uncover a dangerous secret, they must decide who they can trust… and their lives will depend on it.

Read an extract from Cara and Silverthief below:


The first two books in the Dragon Storm series will be published on 13th January 2022! You can pre-order a copy of Tomás and Ironskin from Waterstones here, here, or from Amazon here; and pre-order a copy of Cara and Silverthief from Waterstones here, here or from Amazon here.

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