Twelve-year-old Viking, Brockwell Ness, lives on a dragon farm in the Scandanavian village of Enga. His family's dragons are used around the village to haul logs, cart produce and rescue villagers. Brockwell would prefer to be at the healing hut helping the healers, rather than at home with the scary juvenile and adult dragons. His job is to feed and care for the young dragons. Mr Ness thinks it's time for his son to tend the adults but Brockwell doesn't want to. Brockwell's gentleness and the time spent at the healing hut angers Mr Ness. Brockwell is often late home for his chores which doesn't help the situation. In the village Brockwell often faces ather fear - Colden, the village bully, who picks on him for being different. When Mr Ness doesn't return from a mission to capture an injured dragon, Brockwell decides to go and find his father against his mother's wishes. He invests the help of his best friend, Ingrid, and her older brother. Along the way Brockwell must face a multitude of dangers. Before he leaves for the journey, Mrs Gulbrand, Ingrid's mother, gives Brockwell a magical dragon's tooth necklace which belonged to Brockwell's grandfather. Through the journey Brockwell learns that he has the power within himself to face his fears. He must face a raging river, a vicious bear, an aggressive dragon and other obstacles. Brockwell saves his father's life and finds within himself the power to feed and tame adult dragons, and deal with Colden. Mr Ness realises that he survived because of Brockwell's healing hut skills and is thankful. Finally the village of Enga have a ceremony to celebrate Brockwell's greatness. The book contains the Icelandic language which is the closest modern language to Viking times. . .