Returner's Wealth by Chris Riddell
(The Wyrmeweald Trilo)

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Originally published in the U.K., the story is fast-paced, full of gorgeous imagery and haunting moments, and enhanced by thin vertical panels of intricate art that bring the scenes and creatures to life. It’s a fresh angle on an old favorite, with plenty of crossover appeal.
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From the creators of the internationally bestselling Edge Chronicles comes an epic story of dragons!
The wyrmeweald is a hostile place, an arid wasteland where man is both hunter and hunted, and where the dragon-like wyrmes reign supreme. Seventeen-year-old Micah enters the wyrmeweald intent on stealing a wyrme egg to sell for a bounty. With the riches such an egg will bring—returner’s wealth—Micah can go home to a life of luxury, and win the hand of the girl he loves. But the wyrmeweald is a treacherous place, and Micah quickly finds himself in mortal danger. When a tracker named Eli rescues him, Micah is forced to prove his worth, and together he and Eli defend a rare wyrme hatchling from kith bandits intent on stealing and selling wyrme eggs. As Micah soon discovers, this hatchling has a guardian already—the beautiful, brave, and dangerous Thrace. Micah and Thrace make the worst possible match: Micah is a would-be bandit, and Thrace is a wyrme rider-assassin, devoted protector of the wyrmeweald. Yet their chemistry is undeniable, and soon Micah and Thrace join forces to protect the rare wyrme and battle the evil forces that encroach on their native habitat. But is there anything left in the devastated wyrmeweald to be saved?
 

About Chris Riddell

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Paul Stewart is a highly acclaimed author of books for young readers. Chris Riddell is a renowned political cartoonist and illustrator of children's books. Together, Stewart and Riddell have formed an award-winning partnership and created the bestselling Edge Chronicles series, which has sold more than two million copies and is now available in more than thirty languages.
 
Published September 3, 2013 by Open Road Media Teen & Tween. 434 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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on Jul 22 2013

Originally published in the U.K., the story is fast-paced, full of gorgeous imagery and haunting moments, and enhanced by thin vertical panels of intricate art that bring the scenes and creatures to life. It’s a fresh angle on an old favorite, with plenty of crossover appeal.

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