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  • Published: 9 July 2019
  • ISBN: 9780857667977
  • Imprint: Watkins
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 336
  • RRP: $14.99

Ash Kickers



It's dragons vs firefighters vs the Phoenix in the scorching fantasy sequel to Smoke Eaters.

With ex-firefighter Cole Brannigan in command of the Smoke Eaters, the dragon menace is under control. Thanks to non-lethal Canadian tech, the beasts are just tranquilized and locked up. But for Tamerica Williams, a job filled with action and danger has become routine. She’s so bored she nearly gets her whole team killed, and Brannigan has to step in. When a new threat emerges, the legendary bird of fire – the Phoenix – spreading fire like a plague and whipping dragons into a frenzy, it’s a perfect task for Williams, but killing the Phoenix just brings it back stronger. Is that too much excitement, even for Williams?

File Under: Fantasy [ Smoke Em | Catch and Release | Fire Bird | Arson About ]

  • Published: 9 July 2019
  • ISBN: 9780857667977
  • Imprint: Watkins
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 336
  • RRP: $14.99

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Praise for Ash Kickers

Praise for Sean Grigsby “An ingenious premise that Grigsby delivers on with intelligence and style. Smoke Eaters is a treat!” — Jason M Hough, New York Times Bestseller “I love dragon stories in which the dragons are real monsters, laying waste to everything around them; and I love novels with protagonists who aren’t callow young adults learning that they’re chosen ones. Smoke Eaters has terrific dragons, and a hero with some miles and experience on him, plus great writing and a wicked sense of humor. I flew through it.” – Alex Bledsoe, author of The Hum and the Shiver and Burn Me Deadly “Sean Grigsby has conceived what promises to be a brilliant and harrowing series. Dragons have returned, bringing fire, revenant spirits and ash in their wake. Cole Brannigan, a grizzled no nonsense fire-fighter, is there to stand in their way. Profane and exhilarating, filled with unforgettable characters and scorching action, Smoke Eaters is an amazing mix of adventure, fantasy, and science-fiction. Grigsby is an electrifying new voice sounding out over the wraith-haunted land.” – John Hornor Jacobs, award-winning author of Southern Gods and The Incorruptibles “I’ve been waiting for a book like this for years. Original, exciting, Smoke Eaters is a red-hot page-turner.” – Adam Christopher, author of Empire State and Made to KillSmoke Eaters is a thrilling, exciting, funny and strangely heart-warming book, and Grigsby’s experience as a firefighter shines through on every page, lending grit and realism to this rollicking ride of a tale in which firefighters become dragon-slayers. It’s exactly as bonkers – and as brilliant – as you’d expect and I look forward to more from this author.” – Anna Stephens, author of Godblind “This smoking debut is a shot of adrenaline to the urban fantasy genre. Grigsby’s knowledge of firefighting combined with hot dragon action and blistering humor create an irresistible romp of a read.” – Jaye Wells, USA Today Bestselling author of the Prospero’s War series “A fun, fast, foul-mouthed thrill ride with more than its share of real surprises and pathos.” – Spencer Ellsworth, author of A Red Peace “Put your helmet on! Grit, grease, and fast-paced futuristic action, complete with hardbitten women throwing energy boomerangs while speeding on motorcycles, makes this a riveting ride.” – Cat Rambo, Nebula nominee and president of SFWA “High octane and hard hitting. Daughters of Forgotten Light is exactly what I want from sci-fi: badass women getting it done… with unapologetic grindhouse glam.” – KC Alexander, author of Necrotech and Mass Effect: Andromeda: Nexus Uprising

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