I am a big fan of MJD's other books, primarily the Queen Betsey series, so I expected to enjoy this book. Unfortunately, it did not grab me. I think it was the whole weredragon world that MJD created. It just didn't appeal to me and seemed almost cartoonish. Dragons that talk, have barbecues, sketch, and talk on the phone just seem a little too Disney-animated-featurish-ish. I finished the book so gave it two stars but I could have just as easily set it aside and not miss it. It did get a little more interesting toward the end, as most books do, when things started to come together but it was too little too late for me. Even though it ended with unresolved issues to be continued in the next installment, I am not intrigued enough to continue with series.