Dragonfly (Durbin novel)

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Dust-jacket illustration by Jason Van Hollander for Dragonfly
Author Frederic S. Durbin
Illustrator Jason Van Hollander
Cover artist Jason Van Hollander
Country United States
Language English
Genre Fantasy novel, horror novel
Publisher Arkham House
Publication date
Media type Print (hardback)
Pages viii, 300 pp
ISBN 0-87054-175-7
OCLC 41211479
813/.54 21
LC Class PS3554.U6695 D7 1999

Dragonfly is a fantasy, horror novel by author Frederic S. Durbin. It was released in 1999 by Arkham House in an edition of 4,000 copies. It was the author's first novel.

Plot summary[edit]

Ten-year-old Bridget Ann (nicknamed "Dragonfly") lives in her Uncle Henry's funeral parlor. Uncle Henry summons Mothkin, a hunter, to investigate strange things happening in the basement as Hallowe'en approaches. In the basement, Dragonfly and Mothkin discover a doorway to a spooky underground world, known as Harvest Moon, which is ruled by an evil despot, Samuel Hain. Dragonfly is separated from Mothkin and meets up with a werewolf named Sylva who protects her from Hain. Eventually, she reunites with Mothkin for a final battle with Hain.



  • Joshi, S.T. (1999). Sixty Years of Arkham House: A History and Bibliography. Sauk City, WI: Arkham House. p. 173. ISBN 0-87054-176-5. 
  • Nielsen, Leon (2004). Arkham House Books: A Collector's Guide. Jefferson, NC and London: McFarland & Company, Inc. p. 144. ISBN 0-7864-1785-4.