SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2010 SHIRLEY JACKSON AWARD!
Centuries ago, St. George fought and killed a dragon—or so the legend goes. The truth is somewhat different.
George failed in his mission, and the Dragon still walks the Earth, protected by an undead army, hiding in the shadows and slaughtering men, women, and children for its prey. Each of George’s descendants through time has been tasked with killing the Dragon, and each has failed.
Twenty-five-year-old Georgia Quincey is the last of the line—the last, best hope for defeating the Dragon once and for all. But Georgia is also an addict, driven to the warm embrace of the needle by the weight of her responsibility and the loss of everything and everyone she has ever loved.
Tracking her nemesis to the small town of Buckshot, New Mexico for their final showdown, Georgia is about to discover the truth about the Dragon, a terrible secret that could put all life on Earth in peril.
Praise for Nicholas Kaufmann
“Nicholas Kaufmann is one of my favorites. His books never disappoint, and Chasing the Dragon is no exception. Relentless and unflinching, Chasing the Dragon offers mayhem, meat puppets and one hell of a monster. Highly recommended!”
—Brian Keene, author of The Rising
“As a horror writer, Nicholas Kaufmann knows how to move and manipulate his readers. In only about one hundred pages, Chasing the Dragon manages to deliver an ancient and angry dragon, a detailed mythology, the undead, gangs, a damaged and complex heroine, and, of course, heroin, in this gripping, fast-paced, and surprising novella.”
—Paul Tremblay, author of The Little Sleep and No Sleep till Wonderland
“Kaufmann is an outstanding writer . . . Exploding cars, shotguns, undead, dragons, drug addicts, gangs . . . it moves relentlessly, giving us enough of a breather to sprinkle the backstory of not only how Georgia came to be a Dragonslayer, but a drug addict . . . Another hit from ChiZine Pub (man, these guys know how to do books—from the writing, to the covers, to even their website) . . . Five out of five stars.”