When David is assigned an essay on the history of dragons, there is only one thing he knows for sure — he wants to win the prize of a research trip to the Arctic. As David begins to dig deeper into the past, he finds himself drawn down a path from which there is no going back . . . to the very heart of the legend of dragons, and the mysterious, ancient secret of the icefire. . . . In this much-anticipated sequel to The Fire Within, David's clay dragon Gadzooks helps him uncover a startling connection between dragons, the Arctic, and a mysterious teardrop of fire. Coincidence? Or are deeper forces at work?