His second mistake was to turn him down.
Before he knows it Peter is in a race to uncover Malkonar's true identity as his pursuit of the stone descends into violence. The truth is worse than anything he could imagine: Malkonar is not a person, but a species. Dragon-like creatures with the power to possess and even consume the minds of others. His only hope of survival hinges on the knowledge of Septimus, a young malkonar he rescued from certain death, but there's one small problem: he can't speak English.
WARNING: This book is not suitable for younger readers.