I really knew nothing about this book before I started listening to the audio, except that my store took part in a cover reveal campaign. I’ve also never read Eoin Colfer before, so this whole thing was an adventure for me.
I listened to the digital audiobook of Highfire. A note on the narrator: He. Is. Flawless. I could listen to this book on repeat forever.
I laughed, I sat on the edge of my seat (do not advise while driving), I cursed at certain characters. Overall, this book is a modern-day dragon adventure set in the corrupt swamps of Louisiana. We follow Squib, a young boy trying to find his place in the world; Vern, an old dragon trying to find his place in the world, though he doesn’t know it; and Regence, a middle-aged constable who, if I’m being honest, has no place in this world.
Squib is just trying to make some money to help his mom, however he can come by it. Vern is trying to stay out of sight so the mob won’t come after him. Regence is trying to take over the world, starting with the small town they all reside in. The three accidentally all end up in the same place at the same time and an unfortunate chain of events is set in motion.
I had such a good time listening to this one. Highfire is due to publish January 27, 2020, but you can always gift a preorder on libro.fm, or just preorder it for yourself.