Since her father died, Piper has been dreaming of a way to buy herself an easier life. When she finds an injured girl in the middle of a meteor storm, she thinks she has found her answer. The girl, Anna, carries the Mark of the Dragonfly, which means she is under the protection of the king. Piper thinks she will return Anna to her family, collect her reward, and begin her new life. Things get more complicated when a scary man forces his way into Piper’s house and tries to kidnap Anna. Piper and Anna begin a dangerous journey to find Anna’s family, during which they are stolen by slavers, discover magic, and even make some unexpected friends.
Book reviewed by Mary S., Youth Services Department Head