Pushkin Children's Books
Dina has unwillingly inherited her mother's gift: the ability to elicit shamed confessions simply by looking into someone's eyes. To Dina, however, these powers are not a gift but a curse. Surrounded by fear and hostility, she longs for simple friendship.
But when her mother is called to Dunark Castle to uncover the truth about a bloody triple murder, Dina must come to terms with her power - or let her mother fall prey to the vicious and revolting dragons of Dunark.
'I gobbled it up!' - Tamora Pierce, author of The Song of the Lioness
'[A] fine novel... The term 'page-turner' is often used, but not always justified. It is deserved here, tenfold. I really, really couldn't put the book down' - School Librarian
'Full of passion' - Guardian
'The most original new fiction of this kind... equally appealing to boys. Here be dragons, sorcery and battles, but Kaaberbøl's thrilling and thoughtful series is really about perceiving the limitations and deceits of adulthood' - The Times