Kill emotion, human. You are a warrior, Melissa Callahan. Warriors only bleed when the war is over.All Melissa Callahan wants is to be left alone to recover from the atrocities of Georgetown, a covert military base where she was imprisoned and tortured because of her ability to communicate with dragons. But when Allie, another former prisoner, is captured by the leader of a violent rebel group, Melissa must throw herself back into the war between the humans and the dragons in order to save Allie s life.Now Melissa needs to decide whom to trust: Colin, the handsome ex-military sergeant whose intentions are unclear, or James, a former friend who is now siding with the enemy.In a world of changing alliances and suspect motives, it s time for Melissa Callahan to choose a side the humans, or the dragons.' In this sequel to Talker 25, which Publishers Weekly said packs a significant punch, Joshua McCune once again keeps readers on the edge of their seats with a gritty and masterful reimagining of popular dragon fantasy set in a militant future.Set in a not-too-distant future where dragon wars have shaped society, the battle between the dragon resistance and government forces escalates in Joshua McCune s thrilling and heart-pounding sequel to Talker 25, which The Horn Book praised as absolutely gripping and absolutely horrifying. Finally free after spending three months locked in a secret government facility, where she was forced to torture and assassinate dragons for the popular television series Kissing Dragons, all Melissa Callahan wants is a quiet recovery. Hiding in an Alaskan cave with fellow escapee Allie (known as Talker 21), Melissa does her best to stay out of the dragon politics. However, when a group of rebels called the Diocletians discovers their hideout and captures Allie, Melissa soon realizes she must finally choose who she s fighting for the humans or the dragons.'