Thursday, October 18, 2012

Kernel's Library: Narrative of Mighty Dragon-Fighters

The Saint of Dragons by Jason Hightman Book 00039: The Saint of Dragons by Jason Hightman
- The Saint of Dragons

First Publication:
- 17 August 2004 by Eos

- Jason Hightman's short film Delusions won best of show, writing, direction, and cinematography at the New York Film & Video Festival.
- The author is a member of the Writers Guild of America.
- Hightman has worked as a motion picture screen writer for Columbia, Touchstone, and Warner movie companies.
- The book is tipped to be made into a movie by the Universal Studios.

I am happy to say that this is a book that I really wanted to buy but was not able to. But on my nth birthday a group of friends gave this to me as a gift. The feeling I have experienced that time was of utmost happiness and joy. This book is a special book, for anything that is given to me is treated with special care. I enjoyed reading the book, as well as the dedication that my friends wrote at the last empty page... Hopefully a firned of mine, who until now haven't return the book, will give it back. I can't wait to read it again together with it's sequel.


You've been taught to believe they are dead. Figments of an ancient imagination. But one lonely schoolboy at the Lighthouse School for Boys, who has never known his family, and who has never known adventure, is about to have a rude awakening.

Dragons are real.
And they have ...

Two descendants remain of the legendary St. George. One is just a teenager. And only they can destroy the dragons that plague the world.

Simon St George is one of the last in the line of the original dragon slayers. Along with his father Aldric and his friend Alythia he must tackle the dragon menace combining the old traditions with modern ways and weaponry. Unfortunately, the dragons now disguise themselves in human form.

When Alythia vanishes Simon and his father make it their quest to find her. Can Simon and his father tackle the dragon menace in a modern world that has moved on? Will they be able to put aside their differences and work together? And who is this strange child of the orient that has a seemingly impossible link with the St George line?

After I have read the book, I couldn't wait for the next book in the series to be available in the area. I was so adamant to buy the sequel, titled Samurai, that I almost couldn't sleep at night thinking of its release. Until finally I was able to buy it... and haven't even read it yet (until now!) since it was borrowed from me right after I covered it with acetate and was never again returned. Pity.

Grade: A-