A cruel wizard named Ash has been locked away where she (who used to be a he) can do no harm. The problem is that she's creating beetle warriors and has an apprentice who can move around in the world...
Bloomsbury USA Children's Books and Net Galley allowed me to read this book for review (thank you). It has just been published, so you can pick up a copy at your local bookstore now.
Sam is the apprentice of the wizard who locked Ash in but he's died now. Sam doesn't know enough to stop her. Tamrin is a runaway wizard apprentice that doesn't even know who her parents are or where she came from. What she does know is that she doesn't want to become property of the tailor. The other member of this team is dragon that directly connected to Sam. Not only are Sam and the dragon connected; there's more to this tale than that.
This is quite an adventure with everyone a bit magical and lots of action. The dragon adds a special touch. It would be great for middle grade readers but I enjoyed it, too.