All that changes when Daisy is recruited for a dangerous competition in which daring (and ideally, orphaned children) train flying horses to battle the monsters that lurk beneath Coal Top. If she wins, she’ll earn a fortune for her struggling family. If she fails . . . her family will have one less mouth to feed.
But the situation proves even more sinister than Daisy realizes, and in addition to fighting for her life, she finds herself uncovering a dangerous mystery at the heart of Coal Top’s struggles-a mystery that the charismatic ringleader Mortimer Good will do anything to protect.