“Ever since The White appeared in our valley of Windridge, my people have lived in fear. But today that fear ends. Finally, the King has sent his most elite dragon hunters to kill The White, the last of the imperial dragons.
Since the death of her father, Sienna Foxburn hasn’t felt safe. The White, a fire-breathing imperial dragon, terrorizes the Valley of Windridge with no end in sight. But Sienna isn’t satisfied hiding behind the walls of her keep. She is tired of fearing the dragon, but she can’t fight it alone.
Then a mysterious sorceress and two elite dragon hunters arrive, claiming to be sent by the King. Thus begins the great hunt for The White. Sienna embarks on a dragon-hunting adventure through the exotic Valley of Windridge, all while uncovering secrets and conspiracies that could endanger the entire Kingdom….”
Sienna Foxburn doesn’t seem to fit in with her people of the hold. She has yet to chose a job and still stay in the children’s ward even though she is almost 18 and should be busy training and learning or married like the rest of the girls her age. After nearly being swept away by The White, an imperial dragon who attacked the Hold and killed many including her father, along with James her one and only friend in the hold who also is the son of the current Lord of Glenhold (Lord Flightfloor) and who is to marry Brie Daughter of Lord Farthrow to create an alliance.
Once back she finds out that the Hold has company. Finally the King has sent someone to kill The White. Although Lord Flightfoor doesn’t seem very pleased with those who are here being that there’s only three people two women, one of which is a sorceress (Mistress Ashyra), and one man, but he isn’t just any man he’s the Fire Bane. He is even more furious when Mistress Ashyra ask for him to spare his own men to help them in the endeavor. Sienna learns this by hiding in one of the many hidden passageways, she is confused as she watches because it seems as if they’re trying to buy The White. The next morning after having her first face to face encounter with Darius Kasryn, aka the Fire Bane, and volunteering herself to lead Mistress Ashyra, Sienna learns the Lady Brie is missing and she is found at fault because James left Lady Brie to go and find her. In which Brie decided to go after him. So Sienna finds herself exiled and put in the care of Mistress Ashyra. She is to be escorted to the coast and then to track down her fathers family. The worst part was that James blames her to and even after she lied to protect him he betrays her.
She learns soon before they leave that she will not have many friends on this journey because the some of the soldiers confront her about killing Lady Brie. That said she does have a friend in Darius and Skyler. She learns a lot on this journey one of which is that her father’s last name is known and Mistress Ashyra is very interested in learning if Sienna has the blood trait they carry. Darius and Skyler tell her to keep her strange encounters with dragons to herself.
I think many girls will be able to relate to Sienna because who hasn’t felt like they didn’t belong with the people around them. Sienna isn’t afraid to be herself and doesn’t want to chose a job she doesn’t love or feel complete in and she won’t marry just any man either. She is very explorative and isn’t afraid to let people know it. She isn’t even afraid to show up the Lord’s son. She is fine just being herself. She isn’t to innocent she just the right amount.
I think my favorite part of this book is when Darius finds Sienna sleeping in the dog pin. It’s so funny and you can tell he likes her when he stops to look at her before he walks away.
If you happen to catch my book review on Sora’s Quest you will know that I LOVE T. L Shreffler’s writing! I love it really do and after reading this book I’m even more in love with it! She write so beautifully that I can’t even describe it! I feel immersed in her stories and I’m always left wanting more and can’t wait for the next book.
I give this book 4 stars ****