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HAPPY RELEASE DAY: The Part About the Dragon Was (Mostly) True by Sean Gibson




"Evoking the dry humor of Terry Pratchett and absurdist trope subversions of Monty Python, Gibson (The Chronicle of Heloise and Grimple) flips the classic fantasy setup of a ragtag band of heroes on a quest to slay a fearsome dragon...Gibson’s story is clever, twisty, and bursting with sidesplittingly funny one-liners. Fantasy fans are guaranteed a laugh."

- PUBLISHER'S WEEKLY, STARRED REVIEW


Heloise the Bard, Erithea's most renowned storyteller (at least, to hear her tell it), is here to set the record straight. Oh, you may think you know the story of the red dragon, Dragonia—how it terrorized Skendrick and fell at the hands of a band of brave heroes. But that isn’t the real story. Heloise would know—she wrote it.


THE PART ABOUT THE DRAGON WAS (MOSTLY) TRUE, Sean Gibson's hilarious first entry in the Heloise the Bard Series, is out TODAY! Order your copy now:


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THE PART ABOUT THE DRAGON WAS (MOSTLY) TRUE by Sean Gibson


Sure, you think you know the story of the fearsome red dragon, Dragonia. How it terrorized the village of Skendrick until a brave band of heroes answered the noble villagers' call for aid. How nothing could stop those courageous souls from facing down the dragon. How they emerged victorious and laden with treasure.


But, even in a world filled with epic adventures and tales of derring-do, where dragons, goblins, and unlicensed prestidigitators run amok, legendary heroes don't always know what they're doing. Sometimes they're clueless. Sometimes beleaguered townsfolk are more hapless than helpless. And orcs? They're not always assholes, and sometimes they don't actually want to eat your children.


Heloise the Bard, Erithea's most renowned storyteller (at least, to hear her tell it), is here to set the record straight. See, it turns out adventuring isn't easy, and true heroism is as rare as an articulate villager.


Having spent decades propagating this particular myth (which, incidentally, she wrote), she's finally able to tell the real story—for which she just so happened to have a front-row seat.


Welcome to Erithea. I hope you brought a change of undergarments—things are going to get messy.



Sean Gibson is not a professional mini biography writer (if he were, this would be much more compelling). Instead, he’s a marketing professional by day, hangs out with his amazing wife, son, and daughter by night, and writes somewhere in between. He holds a BA in English Literature from Ohio Wesleyan University and an MBA from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University, but he really wishes he had been able to matriculate at Hogwarts (he would have been in Hufflepuff for sure). Sean is a fan of sports teams from Detroit, a distressingly large number of bands that rose to prominence in the 1980s, and writing in the third person. He currently resides in Northern Virginia, and, given how much he hates moving, and given that his house has an awesome library, is likely to remain there for some time.


In addition to The Chronicle of Heloise & Grimple, Sean is the author of The Camelot Shadow and its prequel short, "The Strange Task Before Me." He has written extensively for Kirkus Reviews, and his book reviews have also appeared in Esquire.


A new book featuring Heloise, The Part About the Dragon Was (Mostly) True, is slated for release in December 2020 from Parliament House Books.


Follow him on Twitter @Gibknight, but only if you're really bored and enjoy tomfoolery.


Follow Sean on Instagram: www.instagram.com/thatseangibsonguy/

Follow Sean on Twitter: www.twitter.com/gibknight



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