The Fire Within - Chris d'Lacey
David moves in with Elizabeth Pennykettle and her 11 year-old daughter, Lucy. David soon finds clay Dragons all over the place and learns that Elizabeth makes them for a living. David gets a Dragon all his own; a special one.

Though Elizabeth nor Lucy will say anything, David learns on his own that these Dragons aren't just clay. And with the help of his own Dragon, David helps to solve a mystery.

I will admit this book had a lot to do with squirrels. However, I also realize this is only the first book in the series and it was slowly introducing Dragons, slowly introducing the idea that they are real.

At first glance Elizabeth and Lucy seem just like anyone else. Elizabeth is a single mother, Lucy a normal, but sometimes annoying kid. And David, who is renting a room from them, doesn't suspect anything different until he moves in with them.

It being mainly about squirrels didn't bother me because I could see the series will lead up to something much more. That said, the parts with the Dragons were truly magical. I can't wait to see more of them in the rest of the series.

It was a enjoyable book and a good start to a series.