Bone Vol. 4: The Dragonslayer by Jeff Smith
Format: Graphic Novel
Series: #3 in the Bone series
Publication Date: 2006 (originally 1996)
From the publisher:
The forces of evil are growing stronger — but could our heroes’ worst enemy be Phoney Bone himself?
Fone Bone confronts a host of dangers in Book 4 of the BONE saga, The Dragonslayer. He and Gran’ma Ben and Thorn have a terrifying encounter with Kingdok, ruler of the rat creatures. The Hooded One is inciting his army to full-scale war. Someone is continuing to haunt Thorn in her dreams. And then wise Gran’ma Ben disappears.
To make matters worse, Phoney Bone has hoodwinked the townspeople into believing that he is a mighty dragonslayer. When he actually does catch the Red Dragon — much to his surprise — he must face up to his promise: to slay the dragon at sunrise.
I enjoy this series so much. It’s a juvenile fiction series but it’s plenty of fun for adults. Smith has created a fun and interesting world populated with a wide variety of fantasy creatures and humans. The humor is such that both kids and adults can enjoy it.
While it was originally published in black and white, the Scholastic editions are richly colored and this only adds to the story.
I have requested the remaining 5 volumes of the series from the library and plan to binge on them soon.
If you haven’t tried this series you should. It’s just a whole lot of fun.