GENRE: YA Fantasy
It’s 1956, the world runs on dragon magic, and powerful half-human, half-dragon Senator McCarthy is in the midst of his campaign to rid America of the traitorous Reds.
Moura Pearce watches Senator McCarthy's television show every . The whole country does. Moura's curled up on the couch next to her best friend when creepy, dragon-eyed McCarthy singles out her dad as a communist traitor. Moura runs home, only to find a fire blazing with her parents inside. After pulling her parents from the fire, they all must flee. “For her own good,” Moura is abandoned with her snobby old aunt.
Moura knows who's responsible even if he didn't light the match himself. McCarthy might think he's all-powerful. He might even have huge, fire-breathing dragons on his side. But Moura doesn’t have much left to lose.
The magic of television can ruin your life.