Kate's thoughts are sarcastic, "great, she though. I've been stripped by a sea dragon, and now the damn creature is trying to arouse me. Were the villagers watching this spectacle? Probably." The sea dragon is a bossy one, "also, you will remain at Mallochirn. You are mine. You cannot leave. Now lie down in the sand. Lie down and go to sleep." Kate I really liked her she was bold when she wanted something, "Ross," she said his name like a plea. "It doesn't matter who won the race. If you want to get naked right here in the maze, I won't say no." This book is different from other shape-shifter books I read and I found it really refreshing.