Beowulf's Children is also known as The Dragons of Heorot.
A new generation is growing up on the island paradise of Camelot, ignorant of the great Grendel Wars fought when their parents and grandparents first arrived from Earth. Setting out from the mainland, this group of young rebels feels ready to fight any Grendels that get in their way.
On Avalon, however, there are monsters which dwarf the ones their parents fought, and as the group will soon learn, monsters also dwell in the human heart.
Steven Barnes (born 1952) is an African-American science fiction writer, lecturer, creative consultant, and human performance technician.
He has written several episodes of The Outer Limits and Baywatch. He has also written the episode "Brief Candle" for Stargate SG-1 and the Andromeda episode "The Sum of Its Parts". Barnes's first published piece of fiction, the 1979 novelette The Locusts, was written with Larry Niven, and was a Hugo Award nominee.
Steven Barnes. Wikipedia.