Cinematic pacing, gorgeous world building, and lush prose will immerse readers in this coming-of-age adventure in which a fierce girl tackles insurmountable odds with wit, strength, and heart. The Queendom of Gall stands alone in a frozen world, paying an annual tithe to the ancient Dragons that offer the land its only heat. When dragons kidnap the Queen, Princess Toli decides to brave the frozen landscape to rescue her mother. But it will be more treacherous than Toli could have imagined - snow leopards are on her trail, and dragons stalk her. For they cannot allow Toli to reach Dragon Mountain, where long held secrets await. Toli will need the help of her sister, her best friend, and the unexpected kinship of a baby dragon to save her mother and determine the future of Gall.
Enthralling, masterful storytelling--a perfect blend of adventure and coming-of-age, and deliciously scary in parts. My head is still filled with glorious dragons. --Karen Foxlee, author of Ophelia and the Marvelous Boy The dragons...seethe and swirl off the pages. Fans of Erin Hunter's Warriors series will enjoy. --School Library Journal