This is a truly compelling and wonderful novel. Following on from `The rainbow opera' it is the perfect second half of the `dreamhunter duet'. Together they create a great story, following realistic characters that you can't help but care for. It is suited more to older teenage girls as it incorporates adventure, love and magic but still relates to the real world. The language may be a little hard for younger readers because of the time it is set. To me, there is nothing missing from this duet but I can understand that it may start a little slow for some people but once you have gotten into it, there's no putting it down. It will have you dreaming constantly and will stay with you long after the final page has been turned. There are even some unexpected surprises, which keep you engaged chapter after chapter. I would recommend this duet to older readers who love fantasy, especially if the idea of `dreamhunters' fascinates you, like it does me!