Liz Flanagan

Liz Flanagan

Liz Flanagan

Liz grew up in Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire where she lives with her husband and two teenage daughters. She completed a PhD in Creative Writing in 2017, and now divides her time between teaching creative writing and writing her own books. She loves doing school visits and talking to young people about writing and creativity. Previously, she ran Lumb Bank, the Arvon Centre for creative writing and former home of Yorkshire poet Ted Hughes.

Liz adores animals and would have loved to find a hidden bag of dragon eggs as a child. She has to make do with her cat, dog and small flock of chickens. She also likes to travel and has taken inspiration from many of the beautiful cities she’s visited, mixing them all up into the imaginary island of Arcosi. Rise of the Shadow Dragons is the second book in the Legends of the Sky series.

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Our chat with Liz…

Cover image Rise of the Shadow Dragons by Liz FlanaganFrom the shadows, rises the greatest hero…

Jowan wants only one thing: to have a dragon of his own. Then disaster strikes, and his world suddenly turns into a dangerous place. But a new friend and an astonishing discovery could lead him to what he has always wanted - a dragon of his own, if he is just willing to take a leap of faith and brave the impossible. He needs to act fast though as the world will soon be on fire.

The story starts on Joe’s twelfth birthday, which also happens to be Hatching Day. Joe goes along to the Hatching Ceremony, full of hope and excitement. All the young people in his family have bonded with a dragon. Will today be his turn? Meanwhile the island of Arcosi faces new threats, from near and far, and Joe’s courage will be tested more than he ever imagined.

This mesmerising sequel to Dragon Daughter is about an outcast who becomes an unexpected hero on the island of Arcosi. An epic tale of courage, redemption and unity.


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