Readers of all ages love to become so invested and wrapped up in their favorite books they forget everything around them and sometimes wish they could vanish into their book-world. I can remember feeling that way as I struggled with bullies and moving around, often getting lost with Alec astride The Black. I love how the children in this book are going through what so many kids go through and how they handle their situations. They are well crafted and fleshed out as children should be. The writing is solid and easy to follow. Iain has a great grasp on imagination and storytelling and it shows in this book. My son (10) enjoyed the read, laughing several times and spent hours telling his Grandma about the dragon book. Overall this is a fun read full of adventure with no filters needed. I received a copy of the book through Book Publicity Services in exchange for an honest review. This in no way influenced our opinions.