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Sand and Smoke

Sand and Smoke

by Carl Cota-robles
Sand and Smoke

Sand and Smoke

by Carl Cota-robles

Paperback(3rd ed.)

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Dragons soar, hopeful riders compete, and from across the desert comes news of a devastating weapon.

Al Hardin is a nomad with a secret. He has a second identity, and a second personality to boot. He calls that other side of him the Silver Bandana. He lives to save others from the gangs of cowboys who wouldn't think twice before putting a bullet in a person's head.

In his world, dragons are not an uncommon sight. They're called the Wesech dragons, and another breed, the magical Sun dragons, live far across the desert. The Sun dragons have bonded themselves to riders. They protect, in exchange for influencing the dragon riders, and their people, with peace.

But when a powerful weapon is built in the desert, disparate characters come together.

A hero made by the death of his mother. A bounty hunter with a sharpshooter kid. A retired legend who feels like a failure. A privileged young man who turns on his father.

And a stubborn girl, fighting for a dragon at dragon rider school, to make her legacy a reality.

If they don't stop the weapon, it'll annihilate the riders and their kingdom.

"The world Cota-Robles has created is a fascinating and incredible place full of dragons and magic, secrets and danger. The story contains intermissions throughout that follow the perspectives of dragons as they face their own struggles through scenes that provide a key role in how the action unfolds. Sand and Smoke is a delightful fantasy adventure that has action-packed moments, danger and suspense, humor, and two interwoven coming of age journeys." - Reader's Favorite, 5-Stars.

Told from multiple POVs, this is a book where everything comes together at the end. Click Buy Now for your next dragon rider adventure!

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781078732888
Publisher: Barnes & Noble Press
Publication date: 10/11/2019
Series: Dragon Destiny , #1
Edition description: 3rd ed.
Pages: 368
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.82(d)

About the Author

Carl is a fantasy/sci-fi writer for kids and teens! Currently, he resides in Portland, OR, and when he's not writing, he likes watching the Portland Trail Blazers, playing with his dogs, and eating Mexican food. As a kid, Carl's favorite books included Eragon, the Pendragon series (D.J. MacHale), and Harry Potter.

Carl holds a degree in writing from NYU Tisch School of the Arts (BFA in Dramatic Writing), and has lived in New York, LA, and Portland. His screenplays have placed in international writing competitions, such as Scriptapalooza and Fresh Voices Screenwriting Competition. He wrote his first book (unpublished) in sixth grade, and wrote a book for Fabled Films in NYC out of college.

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