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Hardcover: 272 pages

Publisher: Monster Books (19 June 2019)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1999884426

ISBN-13: 978-1999884420

"A breath-taking adventure through a vibrantly re-imagined solar system. Told with wit and warmth, it’s a wonderful story with love at its heart."

Jennifer Killick, author of Alex Sparrow and the Really Big Stink


"Fabulous fun read, I loved this book!"

Cynde Suite Librarian

A breath-taking cosmic adventure for 8 - 12 year-olds.


It’s got dragons ... in space!

If Stan Pollux had known he would be spending his summer holidays in the outer reaches of our solar system, he would have put on different underpants.

But when he gets kidnapped by the Planet Dragon, Mercury, most things suddenly seem small and insignificant. Stan finds himself in a universe of dragons who had once ruled the skies as gods: Mars, Venus, Saturn and even Uranus way out back.

This is shaping up to be the best summer holiday in the history of the cosmos until Stan discovers his stupid sister is missing and that Pluto (AKA Hades) is trying to use her to destroy the Solar System. And it will be all Stan’s fault if he doesn’t get Poppy back. 

So, all Stan has to do is learn how to fight like a hero in space armour, defeat the dragon god of the Underworld, Hades, rescue his sister and save the world. All before his parents realise she is missing. Easy.



All readers will be eligible for our prize draw: win your own dragon, plus a summer holiday on Venus.

Note. All prizes subject to the actual existence of dragons and the ability to breath pure carbon dioxide and not complain about little things like sulphuric acid showers.