Thoroughly enjoyed reading the first of these awkwardly titled Rhianna books ( The Girl, The Dragon, and The Wild Magic (Rhianna #1) ) to my seven-year old daughter and thought we'd move on to the next one. It's a bit more violent this time around--those Dogs of Iron can kill you with a scratch (luckily it's the bad guys that get the worst of it) and there's some machiavellian doings among the fairy-folk in the woods (here called the Eldra) that took a bit of explaining. But it's a good read, a good addition to the series, and a fine take on the pitfalls of jealousy. It's obvious that the author still likes writing the character of Magister Northstar more than anyone else--in the first book, no one could get a word in edgewise for pages when he was around--but I didn't mind, I enjoyed reading aloud in his voice, and Rhianna gets plenty of time to prove herself here. My daughter calls this, "A good hunt and a great tale."