Dragal II - Elena Gallego
In this second instalment of the saga by Elena Gallego Abad devoted to the Galician dragon Dragal, the schoolboy Hadrián, who with his friend Mónica discovered the dragon's remains in the catacombs under St Peter's Church, is locked in a struggle with the dragon to see who will come out on top. Mónica has promised to take some food to the Moor's Pool, where her friend has gone for refuge, but is unsure what dragons eat when they're not devastating the local population. Before setting out, however, she receives strange, handwritten messages of warning, telling her not to go. She seeks help - first from the parish priest, Father Xurxo, who produces an ancient box containing three objects that might be the Grand Master's keys, and then from a police officer, Cortiñas, who turns out to have a vested interest in the dragon's well-being. When Hadrián goes missing, his mother calls the police, but only Mónica knows where he really is. Will she inform the police and break her promise not to reveal where he is hiding? If she does, will the police be in time to save her friend, and what will become of the dragon he has started to turn into? Elena Gallego Abad, often described as the Galician J. K. Rowling, has published four novels about the Galician dragon Dragal. The first novel, 'Dragal I: The Dragon's Inheritance', is also available in English from Small Stations Press. Other titles in the series Galician Wave include: 'Black Air' and 'Winter Letters' by Agustín Fernández Paz, 'Dove and Cut Throat' by Fina Casalderrey, 'The Painter with the Hat of Mallows' by Marcos Calveiro and 'I Love You Leo A. Destination Somewhere' by Rosa Aneiros.