Everyone got comfortable. It was understandable, really: soft beds, good food, contentment. Not for Bobby. Together with Stephen, he's shaking off the torpor and getting into bed with Privek - nothing is out of the question to find the lost eleven. Will the Vampire-Dragon Inquisition turn out to be something no one expected? Or is the mysterious agent still fifteen steps ahead of them all?
A warlord, a cruise ship, a splashdown, oh my. Dragons In Chains continues the story begun in Dragons In Pieces, taking Bobby to new places, new depths, and new buffets.
All Bobby wanted was a girl to come home to after a hard day of work. Like the last one said before she left, he was going exactly two places - no and where – and he was happy with that. But somebody had other plans for him. A murder. The Terrorist Watch List. For what? Underage drinking? Things couldn't possibly get worse. Right?
Oh yes, they could.
He wouldn't believe superheroes were real if he wasn't one himself.
Tiny robot dragons send him chasing his humanity and his future, on the trail to discovering his past and a place to call 'home'. If he's lucky, maybe he can get a beer there.
It's quite a shock to Bobby Mitchell that he's wanted for murder, but an even greater shock awaits him: his own body reveals he isn't quite as human as he thought. His flesh, his blood, even his mind, all dissolve into tiny robot dragons, hundreds of them. At least he isn't alone when he wakes up on a slab, some mad scientist's idea of a lab rat. Jayce, Alice, and Ai all have strange superhuman abilities, too, and none of them want to be test subjects. Escape is the only option.
Except they aren't the only ones. A list with their names has thirty-one others, all the products of some experiment, each superhuman in their own right. The quartet sets off to find these people, who may well be their siblings or cousins, who don't deserve to be taken against their will just because they were born a little different, who need to be around others that understand.
On the run, eating out of dumpsters and sleeping on the street, Bobby goes from place to place, meeting people like him, finding a growing threat of anonymous men in suits chasing on his heels. Disappear or press on, kill or be taken, mercy or rage, all are choices he must face on his quest to gather them all so they can tackle the mystery of who – and what – they are together.
Matthew Warning: explicit language
Javier Warning: explicit language