Young Adult/Teen Readers and Adults Find Bob the Dragon Slayer an Excellent Read

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Bob the Dragon Slayer is gaining recognition as a funny, fast-paced read that appeals to both adults and Young Adult/Teen readers. Librarians are discovering that the novella makes a good book for reluctant teenage boys in particular.

Bob the Dragon Slayer is gaining recognition as a funny, fast-paced novella that appeals to both adults and young adult/teen readers. Written with wit and humor, this novella is delighting readers from teenagers to octogenarians as they travel with Bob through his many adventures.

Bob the Dragon Slayer relates the tale of Bob, a mere peasant lad, who sets off to see a dragon that is terrorizing a village and who soon falls in with a young wizard named Stephen. Thereafter, Bob's life is filled with adventures that involve dragons, knights, damsels in distress, castles, a fair lady, friendship, true love, an evil king, civil war, and lawyers. This rollicking tale belongs not to history but to legend. It falls into the fiction, fantasy, and adventure genres. Published by Lulu Press, the 105-page novella is currently available as an e-book or a print book at

Reviewers have responded to Bob the Dragon Slayer in an overwhelmingly positive manner. Among comments made in published reviews: "...a must read for anyone, young, old, or in between..." Bonnie Florea,, "...very fun, fast-paced, warm novella...takes readers on a glorious excellent book..." Lillian Brummet,, "...the story flows...a delight to read..." Milton Stern, SelfPublisher News, "...Eight or eighty, readers will love Bob the Dragon Slayer...Author Harry Gilleland has a winner..." Shirley Roe, Allbooks Review, "...extraordinary story...delightful read.." Alex Shapiro,, "...highly recommends...just the ticket!..." Rebecca Brown,, and " amusing spin on the fantasy novel..." Sarah Lomas,

Author Bio:

Harry E. Gilleland, Jr. is a southerner by birth and by inclination. Born and raised in Macon, Georgia, he now resides in Shreveport, Louisiana with his beloved wife, Linda, and their two dogs, Rusty and Pepper. Harry is retired from a career as a Professor of Microbiology at LSU Health Sciences Center in Shreveport and now devotes himself full-time to his writing. He is a writer of both poetry and prose.


Bob the Dragon Slayer, 2005, Lulu Press, Inc., ISBN 1411633156, Price at Lulu = $8.95 print or $2.30 ebook. Retail price = $9.98 print at Amazon or other on-line bookstores or if ordered through local bookstores.

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