Flung to freedom as their mother battles a group of slave-trading dwarves, young Wistala and her gray, scaleless brother, Auron, find themselves alone in the Upper World. And when Auron sacrifices himself so that she may live, Wistala must overcome her grief and fear to find others of her kind-and bring her wrath to bear on those who would destroy them.
Knight chronicles the gritty coming-of-age story of the dragon Wistala (sister to Auron, from 2005's Dragon Champion) in the second Age of Fire novel. When her young family is betrayed and decimated by a clan of dwarfs while father AuRel is away, Wistala must carry the awful news north to him. But she finds AuRel badly wounded after running afoul of the very same dwarfs, and before she can nurse him back to health, a hunter called the Dragonblade kills him. Once again, Wistala must run for her life, vowing vengeance, even though she knows a year must pass before she's grown enough to carry out her revenge plan. Befriended by the elf Rainfall of Hypatia, she matures and gains the wisdom to temper her plans. Coming-of-age themes such as personal responsibility and family give the novel a strong YA slant, but Knight makes the story complex enough to entertain readers of all ages.
This is not a review on this book, but a comment about the inconsistent availability in the iBook store. While the second book in this series is available, the first book, Dragon Champion is not. That would seem fixable.
Pretty good read and certainly hard to put down
I usually never finish an entire book in roughly a week, but take a well written book about dragons... Well at least the reviews don't lie.
Instead of thrusting you into where you are wondering if dragons are born twenty feet long and seem like either the true hero or villain, Wistala. While the more seeking to get back type, she does seem to go down both routes for revenge.
Though while more to read down the series, i wonder how much would be recognised if she met her brother.