Dragon’s in Areth each have a single predestined rider and a single life mission, given to them by the Oracle. But this once all-powerful being is now fatally damaged and fading fast…Only the dragons and their riders can save it! Firestorm the Day Dragon Nolita is terrified of dragons! Learning to fly her day dragon would be dangerous enough without irrational fears to contend with and a vicious dragon-hunter on her tail…With Elian, another novice rider, Nolita seeks the first of four Orbs, whose combined power can restore the Oracle. Only Nolita, as a day dragon rider can claim it. To do so, she must face her worst fears, and face them alone…
...the book is imbued with a real sense of what it actually feels like to meet your dragon and fly away... the characters comprise a gaggle of truly believable youths, resulting in a story that has a genuine voice... superb start to this new series.
- Books for Keeps
...a tale that will keep the reader glued to the last page and clamouring for more... Gripping, thrilling and above all entertaining.
- Falcata Times
The novel is written in urgent, vivid prose... The airborne episodes are thrillingly effective, rendered even more so by an extraordinary incursion into a parallel world, that of the First World War and the exploits of Jack Miller... This promises to be an outstanding four-book sequence...If the rest reach the achievement of the first, the whole will be a fine achievement and, I believe, the best work Mark Robson has so far written.
- Armadillo Magazine