After finding a compass and clues left by Kallista’s father, Leo Babbage, Trenton and Kallista head west aboard their homemade mechanical dragon to search for the missing inventor. The two teenagers hope to find answers about their mountain city of Cove, but instead, they find only a blackened forest, ruined buildings, and a small underground city.
immediately, Trenton and Kallista are caught up in a civil war between a
clan of scavengers called Whipjacks and the Order of the Beast, people
who believe that dragons are immortal and divine.
Stranded in a
new city, the two friends meet Plucky, a Whipjack girl with mechanical
legs, and Ander, a young member of the Order who claims humans are able
to communicate with dragons. Can they trust anyone, or have they
unknowingly stepped into a trap?
And high above in the sky, the dragons are gathering . . .
"Trenton lifted the side flap of his leather flight helmet, and a blast of mountain air instantly made his exposed ear go numb."
J. Scott Savage has written another intriguing, mysterious middle-grade book that everyone, even adults will want to read!
story moves along as our main characters face their fears and flaws and
keep moving on and becoming stronger and better. Kallista and Trenton
are in the middle of trouble and excitement again and this second
doesn't disappoint as other second books might. Imagination and twists
and dragons fill this story and it's hard to put down.
I love how Mr. Savage always has parents in his books and they are helpful and smart.
writing and skill are awesome and keep getting better, if that's
possible because I don't think I've read a book of his I disliked.
I recommend this for a great summer read to keep kids brains from turning to mush! Keep writing, Mr. Savage! Keep on writing!
Thanks to netgalley for the read in exchange for my honest review.