Silver’s dreams of becoming a legendary water dragon racer come true when she befriends a rare dragon that can swim and fly.
Twelve-year-old Silver Batal calls the desert home, but her heart belongs to the waters. Although she’s expected to become a jeweler like her father, Silver harbors a secret and forbidden wish to race water dragons. Destiny comes calling when her friendship with a mysterious old woman leads her to Hiyyan, a baby dragon that can swim and fly. Risking everything, Silver, Hiyyan, and her resourceful cousin Brajon set off across the desert to join the legendary races in the royal city. But the road to Calidia is filled with danger, and the trio must band together as they encounter ferocious cave beasts, clever desert foxes, and cutthroat competition. Set in a vivid, Arab-inspired world filled with friendly and fearsome water dragons, K.D. Halbrook’s middle-grade fantasy adventure is perfect for fans of Tui T. Sutherland, Sayantani DasGupta, and Roshani Chokshi.
K.D. Halbrook is the author of the middle grade novel, SMOKE AND MIRRORS, as well as the upcoming SILVER BATAL AND THE WATER DRAGON RACES, an exciting new fantasy series. She writes young adult novels as Kristin Halbrook.
When she’s not writing, K.D. loves to play with her minigoldendoodle, spend time with her family, bake batch after batch of cookies (and other delicious things), go for runs, hikes, swims, and cycles, paint, play music, and sing at the top of her lungs. Her travels have taken her around the world, but there are still dozens of countries she can’t wait to see. She’s a firm believer that everyone can be more awesome today than they were yesterday, and even MORE awesome tomorrow!