Set in a time when dragons still thrived and magic was alive in the world, Cinder tells the story of a battle to preserve dragon-kind from extinction at the hands of enchanted death speakers. Told from several points of view, Cinder gives the reader the perspectives of a young dragon-turned-human girl, an aging wizard, a middle-aged merchant woman, and an up-and-coming wizard's apprentice-turned-hero. Filled with action, magic, and heart, this is an adventure readers will remember long after finishing the book. The three-dimensional characters and rich plot will keep you engaged from page one on. Best of all, there are plenty of avenues the author might consider for a sequel! Highly recommended.