When war threatens her beloved city, Rowan and her mother must flee to the Dark Forest, meeting Grandpa and his white wolf Arto for the first time. Though she misses her father, Rowan makes new friends - including a trio of powerful witches. When she rescues a baby dragon from poachers, she discovers the secret of her own identity. Could Rowan really be a wildsmith? Fostering a whole clutch of dragons, the summer speeds by. But when danger threatens, Rowan and Grandpa must call on all their friends for help.
Author, Liz Flanagan, Illustrated by Joe Todd-Stanton
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“When war threatens her beloved city, Rowan and her mother flee to the Dark Forest and she discovers the secret of her own identity”