Alis Franklin

Alis Franklin is an Australian author of monstrous queer speculative fiction.

The Dragon of Rosemont High


Four months ago, the death of his parents sent Elias Drake from New York City to the small town of Rosemont. Living with his workaholic aunt and trying to fit into a new school is no small task, especially not when a string of murders turns out to have potentially supernatural origins.

With the help of his best friend, Zoe Chung, a wannabe witch, it’s up to Eli to unravel and mystery and stop the killer . . . as well as deal with some serious, monstrous changes of his own.

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  1. “I’m beginning to think you have a problem.”
  2. “I’m kinda trying not to think about the horrible murder right now.”
  3. “What would you do? If you had a pet monster, I mean?”
  4. “How lucky do you feel, Elias?”
  5. “Its not 1692 anymore. Witchcraft isn’t illegal.”
  6. “At least Lacroix will know it wasn’t you.”
  7. “What you have just experienced is a Hatching.”
  8. “Concentrate on yourself; how you are, how you should be.”
  9. “Stars of the sky and spirits of the land, we call upon your aid.”
  10. “You’re a minor and your dad’s loaded. You’d be surprised how much that gets you.”
  11. “Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live.”
  12. “Íl’iàn. That’s such a pretty name.”
  13. “No knights today, King Arthur?”
  14. “Are you saying I should breathe fire all over Zoe?”
  15. “Ugh! I don’t believe you, Drake!”
  16. “Oh, Elias. This is exactly who I am.”
  17. “There’s something I need to show you.”
  18. “You’re, like. My best friend.”
  19. “The warlock. I think it’s Morgan.”
  20. “You said you’d killed one before.”
  21. “I lied. I wasn’t scared. I was guilty.”
  22. “She’s a real Stacey, I’ll give you that. So I guess I wouldn’t blame you.”
  23. “Fuck!”
  24. “We’re all having a shitty time, asswipe! This is high school!”
  25. “Everything is different now.”