Prairie Fire review by grahammark15
Prairie Fire (Fiction - Young Adult) (Sequel to the Story of Owen)
by E. K. Johnston
Age Range - 8 - 12
Genre - Adventure
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Reviewer's Location - Jena, Louisiana, United States
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Prairie Fire is a youth and teen novel written by E.K. Johnston.  This is the sequel to The Story of Owen.  Prairie Fire is the story of Siobhan, Lottie, Hannah, and Owen when they were graduating from high school and enlisting in the Oil Watch, which is a part of the Canadian military that is in charge of dragon slaying.  Siobhan is a bard, who tells her stories and experiences through music, and is part of this team of dragon slayers that include medics, engineers, and firefighters.  This team will go after many types of dragons including the Chinook.  After basic training, these friends get their assignment and they all end up in Western Canada except Lottie who is sent to the North Sea.  They learn that friendship is what living is all about and that sharing their experiences that are good and bad will help them one way or another. Siobhan will learn how to express her feelings related to dragon slaying in a worthwhile way.


E.K. Johnston has written a novel for youth and teens that young and older adults will like as well.  He creates a futuristic version of Canada and the United States as well as for the whole world as parts of various countries belong to others; part of the US in now part of Canada for various reasons due to political reasons in the story.  E.K. Johnston also shows us that music does have a purpose in some very unusual places and professions.  Prairie Fire is also a story of many types of families from the home family to a work family to a family of friends.  It is also a story that tells us that we all have to work together in what we choose to do and yet be able to tell our own stories as Siobhan does with music.

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