The critically acclaimed debut of a new YA urban fantasy epic.
"Sparks with cinematic energy and imagination." - Booklife
"This whip-smart fantasy offers '90s nostalgia and an irresistible underdog hero." - Kirkus Reviews
"A compelling saga...gripping and thought-provoking." - Bookwatch (Midwest Book Review)
Mankind lost the battle for its soul without knowing. Evil won. And no Chosen Ones are coming to the rescue.
Enter Jestin Kase, a foster kid on the run in Chicago. He finds himself drawn into the underbelly of civilization, where the Three Great Schools of Magic are crippled by their own corruption and unable to push back against the Great Dark. Monsters from Babylonian myth, demons, and the enthralled thrive beneath the notice of everyone. Only one force of good remains: an ancient magic called Dragon Metal. And Jestin is determined to learn its secrets.
But how much of a difference can one person make in a world that's already fallen?
There's no fate.
Only Metal. And those brave enough to wield it.
Praise for Dragon Metal:
"White opens his fantasy series with complex worldbuilding and sizzling, widescreen action." - Kirkus Reviews
"A genuinely fun time." - NetGalley
"Sure to please young adult readers who can relate to teenage protagonists overcoming adversity to serve a common good." - Booklife
"Recommended for Young Adult Fantasy fans interested in stories with a lot of action, thrills, and magic." - OnlineBookClub
"A story of evolving courage and revised perceptions...fosters a feeling of empowerment and ability in readers." - Bookwatch (Midwest Book Review)