Silke has always been good at spinning the truth and storytelling. So good that, just years after arriving in the kingdom as a penniless orphan, she has found her way to working for the most splendid chocolate makers in the city as a master promoter. Although Silke loves her work at the Chocolate Heart, she's certain it's not going to last, and what Silke wants more than anything is somewhere to call home — somewhere safe. But when your best friend is a dragon-turned-hot-tempered-girl, trouble is always right around the corner.
Then Silke gets the opportunity she's been waiting for: the Crown Princess personally asks her to spy on the Elfenwald royal family during their first visit to the kingdom. In return, Silke will have the home she's always wanted in the secure palace. But Silke has her own dark, secret reasons for not trusting fairies... and her mission isn't as simple as she hoped. Soon, she discovers that her city is in danger — and that maybe it's more her home than she ever realized. This chocolate-filled, girl-powered fantasy with a witty heroine is part of a trilogy that begins with The Dragon with a Chocolate Heart and concludes with The Princess Who Flew With Dragons.
"Refugee Silke’s a bold, adventurous, cross-dressing 13-year-old who loves Drachenburg. And though she won’t admit it, she loves her friends who feel like family at the Chocolate Heart, including her dragon-turned-girl best friend, Aventurine — especially since she and her older brother have grown apart since her parents’ disappearance in Elfenwald six years ago.... Lovable and frustrating, black-presenting Silke’s an entirely believable character; supporting characters are equally well-drawn, and Burgis’ world is a robustly diverse one." — Kirkus Reviews
|Recommended Age||9 - 12|
|Publication Date||Nov 6, 2018|
|Publisher||Bloomsbury Children's Books|