The precious Dragon’s Eye jewel has the power to reflect the true Dragon Master, the keeper of the fates of all dragons. When evil dragonologist Ignatius Crook sets his sights on the jewel, Dr. Ernest Drake must put a stop to his criminal plans. Luckily, Dr. Drake has help: his two newest students, 12-year-old Daniel and his sister, Beatrice, have carefully studied dragonology and are ready to use their knowledge to find the jewel. But only true dragonologists will be able to win this race against time....
Daniel Cook and his sister, Beatrice, are thrilled to be studying dragonology with Dr. Ernest Drake - they’re even awaiting the hatching of a dragon’s egg in their care! But all is not well: there are rumors of a deadly plague affecting dragons around the world. Could dark dragonologist Alexandra Gorynytchka be behind the mysterious illness?
Daniel and Beatrice Cook, along with their parents and their dragon chick, Torcher, are getting ready to open an orphan dragon sanctuary near Castle Drake in St. Leonard’s Forest. But then Dr. Drake brings news that several dragon members of the Society of Dragons have been attacked and it looks to be the work of the Dragonsbane Knights, a secret society of dragon killers that was thought to have been eradicated centuries ago. If Dragonsbane is resurfacing, then no dragons in Britain are safe!
Brother and sister dragonology students Daniel and Beatrice Cook are looking forward to returning to their studies with Dr. Ernest Drake and Erasmus, their dragon tutor. But when they discover that the evil dragonologist Alexandra Gorynytchka is searching for the fearsome Hammer of the Dragons – an ancient weapon that can kill hundreds of dragons in a single stroke – Dr. Drake and the children pursue her all the way to the Lost Island of the Dragons, where she is amassing an army of enslaved dragons.
When two young apprentice dragonologists, Beatrice and Daniel Cook, are taken into his care to attend his Dragonology summer school, all sorts of trouble ensues. The three must deal with wayward dragons, missing diaries and the evil antics of the terrible Ignatius Crook, who is intent on stealing the dragon's eye, and claiming the title of Dragon Master for himself.
Following the acclaimed first novel comes the second instalment of the adventure in which Daniel and Beatrice continue their secret and dangerous dragonological studies; Dr Drake searched for dragonological treasures and visits old friends in India and China; Alexandra Gorynytchka's wicked plans are laid bare; dragons the world over are in terrible danger of extinction; and Ignatious Crook plots a horrible revenge.