Elves who live secretly in the midst of the human world are known as Shadows, and after a tragic misunderstanding involving the death of the Crown Prince, Elves live in fear of the King's Shadow Hunters, who seek to capture and enslave them. Rhonan and his sister Dyahn are half human, half elf and when they disobey the rules to play with the wild ponies on the moors, they unwittingly lead the Shadow Hunters back to their family. A twisting turning tale of baby dragonets, magic stones and broken promises follows as they must try and save their parents from the wrath of the angry King. Something terrible is about to happen, as the magic the elves have relied on to stay hidden begins to fade leaving them all exposed to the wily Shadow Hunters. A classic junior fantasy, this will be Linda's seventh novel for HCNZ.