cover image Smoke Eaters

Smoke Eaters

Sean Grigsby. Angry Robot, $8.99 trade paper (336p) ISBN 978-0-85766-773-1

High-octane action pairs beautifully with an unusual take on the dragon mythos in this futuristic urban fantasy set in Ohio, where dragons star as the ultimate expression of all things primal. Capt. Cole Brannigan is a career firefighter mere days from retirement when he’s tapped to join an elite first responder group known as the Smoke Eaters. The team members have magical abilities that they use on the front lines against the extreme destructive forces of the newly emerged dragons. For the first time in many years he’s a rookie, working with those half his age. As he navigates his new calling, he has to find a way to cope in a world that’s becoming increasingly hostile toward first responders. Grigsby (Eternal H) marries his real-world firefighting experience with a depth of emotion that brings with it a strong authenticity. This is an exciting story that breathes new life into the urban fantasy genre. Agent: Paul Stevens, Donald Maass Literary. (Mar.)