The Gale family changes the world around them with their magic, but it usually means that they anchor themselves in one place. Charlie Gale isn’t like that – she’s always felt like she should be travelling. So while she knows that her cousin Allie would love for her to stay and help her in their new base in Calgary, instead, she’s off to help some old friends in a band on Cape Breton who suddenly find themselves a band-mate short.
In Cape Breton, she finds a family of Selkies who have run afoul of an oil company trying to drill in their territory. Someone at the company has figured out what the Selkies are, and is stealing their skins. While the Gales normally don’t get involved with the Fae, Charlie knows she needs to help. Fortunately for her, she has another cousin, Jack, who happens to be a dragon, and would also like to get the heck out of Calgary.
I enjoyed this book- it’s set in the summer in Cape Breton, where all the bands are wandering around the Celtic music festivals. And it has a very familiar air – my home state of Maine is similar in a lot of ways.