I found myself thoroughly gripped by this book - it's not at all what I expected. Ellie's desperate determination to find her brother is such a heartbreaking journey, you really feel for her along the way. The parallels between the twists Ellie's search for Danny takes and Argent's quest to find and save a baby dragon really adds to the novel's suspense. And the ending - wow. I had my suspicions, but the last scenes of the book were still absolutely shocking. With each turn of the page, I was more and more absorbed by this story - Ann Coburn is definitely an author to watch.