Disclosure. This post is a review of an e-book I was sent for free. All opinions are my own.
I have received a free e-copy of the book An Unexpected Adventure by Kandi J Wyatt to review. You may find out more about the author on her website.
Here is the book blurb.
Harley will do anything to keep his new pal safe. But a hungry dragon needs to eat. And the government is hot on their tail.
Harley Maegher’s seen E.T. and knows what the government will do to mythical creatures. There’s no way he’s about to let his new-found friend fall into the hands of an NSA agent. When the dragon starts setting fires and eating livestock, the choice may be taken from him.
Steria is only interested in filling her tummy and spending time with Harley and his friends. After all, they’re the ones who woke her and called her from her egg. When the agent tries to capture her, she’s confined to the farm where she’s safe but without sufficient food. She’ll do anything to protect herself and Harley, even if it means she’ll go hungry.
This is the first title in the Myth Coast Adventures trilogy, set in a small town in Oregon. The story starts with eighth grade (yr9) Harley and his friends Will and Chace searching on the beach for Thundereggs for Professor Raleigh. If like me, you have never heard of a Thunderegg, Wikipedia tells us it is a type of rock. Will finds something, but rather than a Thunderegg, it is an actual egg, but a very large one indeed, as big as a backpack. On Monday, they show it to their science teacher Mr Behr, before hiding it in a barn at Chace’s family farm. Before long, another school friend Cherise is in on the secret too. But is Professor Raleigh really who he says, especially once he turns threatening?
Is it a dinosaur? No, when it hatches, they discover it is a dragon who they name Steria. But how are they going to feed her and keep her a secret from the Professor and everyone, even with Mr Behr’s help? And what about once she starts to get bigger and learns to fly? She definitely gives Harley’s older sister Karis a shock, who is delighted to then be in on the action too.
Things progress and this develops into quite a page turner. Certainly a bit more than the biology project they say they are working on.
An Unexpected Adventure is available on Amazon in Kindle format, audiobook or paperback. A great book for older children and teens with its mix of adventure, fantasy and fun.