When Jack Bywater moves to the small town of Tolchester, he doesn’t expect to stay long. A curse is following him, and he doesn’t want to know what will happen if it catches... More > up.
Tolchester isn’t like most towns, though. Soon Jack and his pet dragon Pepper are mixed up in the search for a magical artifact—and they’re not the only ones searching. Jack must outwit wasp-men and fairies, angry ghosts and cross neighbors, all while working as an odd-jobs man.
Then Jack falls in love. Suddenly, he doesn’t want to leave Tolchester at all—even if it means facing his curse.< Less