from Chapter One:
Owen grabbed for a deep breath, then another.
There's no dragon, he told himself shakily. What would a dragon be doing in Kings Ridge, New Jersey?
Besides, dragons aren't real. Dragons are only in fairy tales, or King Arthur stories, or little kids' picture books. Dragons are make-believe.
Not this one, Owen knew. This dragon was real.
Owen flung open the back door and rushed into the house.