“So they went north, the man and the boy, and the roads narrowed, and the big slate-headed mountains reared up ready to eat the sky…”
what is the man-eating monster that haunts the crags of Dragon Mountain?
Ansel is a mute boy who is callously sold by his father to be a servant to an itinerant dragon hunter who is happy to have someone who can keep his secrets safe. Ansel suspects there are no such things as dragons. So what is the man-eating monster that haunts the crags of Dragon Mountain?
Brock truly has secrets, and before long he reveals to Ansel that dragons do not really exist, and that he is, in fact, a charlatan who preys on the fears of villagers.
However, a book with this title surely has to contain a dragon, and inevitably, Ansel and Brock must face off against the real thing!