This the second book in the Wings of Fire Legends series, and an amazing book. I highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys Wings of Fire. Warning, it does contain a few spoilers for the first five books, mostly about the end of the fifth book, so if you have not finished those books, you should read them before you read this book. While all of the other Wings of Fire books are told from the dragons' point of view, this one is told by three humans, called scavengers by the dragons, named Wren, Leaf, and Ivy. The beginning is about how the war started 18 years before the main series. It tells the story of how the Dragonslayer killed the SandWing queen Oasis. Then the story shifts ahead about 18 years to Wren. The people in the town of Talisman are almost completely controlled by people called the Dragonmancers, who think that she is too smart and curious, and out of fear that she would discover their secrets, decide to get rid of her by feeding her to the dragons. They often did this, telling the people of the village that it was a required sacrifice to keep the dragons happy, so they wouldn't kill them all. This makes her brother Leaf furious. Thinking that she is dead, he vows to be the next dragonslayer to avenge Wren, and also becomes a dragonmancer so he can find out what is happening. He knows the dragonmancers are lying, he just doesn't know the truth. Wren escapes, however, and meets a tiny, pale sky dragon named Sky. At first she doesn't trust him, why should she trust a dragon. But the two realize they have one thing in common, they are both outcasts from their family. The two teach each other their languages, and learn to survive together. Everyone has always thought dragons were mindless monsters, but Wren begins to think otherwise. She has already met one who is caring and playful. She and Sky decided to search for the truth together, but no one said it would be easy. Leaf is beginning to learn more about the dragonmancers, and it becomes obvious that they are trying to protect their secrets, not the people. Ivy, the daughter of the dragonslayer, along with many other people in their underground town, wonder how her father could have killed a dragon queen. He was in terrible shape. This didn't really matter, however, because he could prove it. He had the stinger of the dragon he had killed in a display case, and was very proud of it. Because he had killed a dragon, he was the lord of the town. Ivy and her friends thought something was off, especially that nobody was allowed to leave the tunnels if they wanted to. They knew the Dragonslayer was hiding something, so they went and explored outside the tunnel. None of them had ever seen the outdoors, and to them, it was breathtaking. Leaf, his sister, and her friends, had gone to the sky dragon kingdom, so that Leaf could kill a dragon. The dragons capture them, though, and they try very hard to get out. But when they are rescued by a dragon, they begin to think that they have been told another lie their entire lives. When the three kids meet each other, they go to the desert, find the truth about dragons, and even stop a dragon war that the Dragonslayer, who had been looked up to as a hero for the past 18 years, started. All in all, I think this is an amazing book, and I highly recommend it.