Wessex in Fiction: Dragon’s Rock.

Dragon's Rock is a 1995 young adult novel by Devon-based author Tim Bowler. It was inspired by a view of a dilapidated farmhouse and a standing stone that Bowler would pass on his regular journeys between Dartmouth and Totnes.

The novel tells the story of a boy named Benjamin, who is haunted by nightmares of an ancient dragon. He links them to a stone he took from Dragon's Rock in Devon. But when he tries to return the stone, he realises that he is up against a force more powerful than he had imagined.

The Times Educational Supplement called it "a nightmarish chiller", while the Totnes Times described it as "a gripping tale of ancient magic."

Dragon's Rock is published by Oxford University Press, ISBN 978-0-19-275036-5.

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