Killer dragons + firemen + menacing droids = a fast-paced, hilarious book you need to have in your life. The antics and camaraderie of Cole Brannigan and the other rookies frequently had me laughing out loud on my bus commute. I sincerely hope there are follow-up books that will give us closer looks at the other team members. I get the feeling that Renfro must have some hidden secrets I just need to know about. Recommended By Mecca A., Powells.com
Synopses & Reviews
Firefighter Cole Brannigan is on the verge of retirement after 30 years on the job, and a decade fighting dragons. But during his final fire call, he discovers he’s immune to dragon smoke. It’s such a rare power that he’s immediately conscripted into the elite dragon-fighting force known as the Smoke Eaters. Retirement cancelled, Brannigan is reassigned as a lowly rookie, chafing under his superiors. So when he discovers a plot to take over the city’s government, he takes matters into his own hands. With hundreds of innocent civilians in the crosshairs, it’s up to Brannigan and his fellow Smoke Eaters to repel the dragon menace.
“An ingenious premise that Grigsby delivers on with intelligence and style. Smoke Eaters is a treat!” Jason M. Hough, New York Times Bestseller
“I love dragon stories in which the dragons are real monsters, laying waste to everything around them; and I love novels with protagonists who aren’t callow young adults learning that they’re chosen ones. Smoke Eaters has terrific dragons, and a hero with some miles and experience on him, plus great writing and a wicked sense of humor. I flew through it.” Alex Bledsoe, author of The Hum and the Shiver and Burn Me Deadly
“Sean Grigsby has conceived what promises to be a brilliant and harrowing series. Dragons have returned, bringing fire, revenant spirits and ash in their wake. Cole Brannigan, a grizzled no nonsense fire-fighter, is there to stand in their way. Profane and exhilarating, filled with unforgettable characters and scorching action, Smoke Eaters is an amazing mix of adventure, fantasy, and science-fiction. Grigsby is an electrifying new voice sounding out over the wraith-haunted land.” John Hornor Jacobs, award-winning author of Southern Gods and The Incorruptibles
About the Author
Sean Grigsby is a professional firefighter in central Arkansas, where he writes about lasers, aliens, and guitar battles with the Devil when he’s not fighting dragons. He grew up on Goosebumps books in Memphis, Tennessee, and hosts the Cosmic Dragon podcast.