Sorry, the choice has been between writing the book or writing the blog, but I'm going to try to update this a bit more often so that people know I exist.
One of the things I should have posted was this wonderful review by Mark!
"I read this to my 9 year-old son and we enjoyed it immensely. The author clearly has a love of fantasy, dragons in particular, and this comes across in every page. Aaron is a troubled child, or at least is seen to be 'different' in the opening pages, but comes to better understand himself and work successfully (although there are lots of amusing encounters) with others on his quest. I very much enjoyed his story arc but there is more to this book than that. It is suffused with gentle humour and characters that charm. I would highly recommend it to adults looking for something funny, dramatic and memorable and is a perfect for middle grade children.
My favourite thing about this review is that it's from a dad who read the book to his child, and they both enjoyed it! Surely that's the dream?
Right I'd better go. Julia's stuck in a river prison and needs to prove to a Naiad that she didn't kill a dragon.