Monday 27 January 2020

Book Review: Highfire by Eoin Colfer (Fantasy)

Title: Highfire
Author: Eoin Colfer
Jo Fletcher Books

Publication Date: 28 January 2020
Pages: 384
eBook -PDF
ARC via NetGalley


Squib Moreau may be swamp-wild, but his intentions are (generally) good: he really wants to be a supportive son to his hard-working momma Elodie. But sometimes life gets in the way - like when Fake Daddy walked out on them leaving a ton of debt, or when crooked Constable Regence Hooke got to thinking pretty Elodie Moreau was just the gal for him...

An apprenticeship with the local moonshine runner, servicing the bayou, looks like the only way to pay off the family debts and maybe get Squib and his momma a place in town, far from Constable Hooke's unwanted courtship and Fake Daddy's reputation.

Unfortunately for Squib, Hooke has his own eye on that very same stretch of bayou - and neither of them have taken into account the fire-breathing dragon hiding out in the Louisiana swamp... 

Highfire was an entertaining read from start to finish. I often laughed out loud at the humourous dialogue and bizarre situations in which the characters found themselves. This is a book for fantasy readers who like a good dollop of comedy on the side. It was a fast-paced, easy-reading, amusing story with memorable characters, and it certainly left me wanting more.

I received this book as a free eBook ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

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