Bernice Carswell's journey begins in the tumbledown shack that she calls home. Into the fixed ritual of her daily life enters George the dragonslayer. Together they begin a quest that takes them across Georgia Strait to the shores of Galiano Island.
Fugitive and seeker, Bernice is pursued by cruelly mocking images that she cannot control. The fragments of a terrifying past imprison her. But as the bountiful ocean draws a struggling Bernice towards renewal, the trauma that afflicts her gives way to a healed and whole self. Her dragonhunter finally meets his destiny, and Bernice, too, learns to recognize her own.
About the author
Sandy Frances Duncan is the author of ten award-winning books for children and adults. Her articles have appeared in numerous literary journals, magazines, and newspapers. Sandy's work of historical fiction, Gold Rush Orphan, was shortlisted for a BC Book Prize. She is co-author of the three other books in the Islands Investigations International series: Never Sleep with a Suspect on Gabriola Island, Always Kiss the Corpse on Whidbey Island, and Never Hug a Mugger on Quadra Island.
Other titles by Sandy Frances Duncan
Always Love a Villain on San Juan Island
Never Hug a Mugger on Quadra Island
Always Kiss the Corpse on Whidbey Island
Always Kiss the Corpse
Never Sleep with a Suspect on Gabriola Island
An Islands Investigations International Mystery