This is book number 1 in the Shamer Chronicles series.
"I gobbled it up!"—Tamora Pierce, on Lene Kaaberbol's The Shamer's Daughter
Dina has unwillingly inherited her mother's gift: the ability to elicit shamed confessions simply by looking into someone's eyes. To Dina, however, these powers are not a gift but a curse. Surrounded by fear and hostility, she longs for simple friendship.
But when her mother is called to Dunark Castle to uncover the truth about a bloody triple murder, Dina must come to terms with her power—or let her mother fall prey to the vicious and revolting dragons of Dunark.
“Dina's courage and resourcefulness . . . will appeal to fans of Tamora Pierce's work.” —School Library Journal
“This first book in the Shamer Chronicles is a page-turner; readers will eagerly await the next episode.” —Booklist