Robby McRoss carries around a gaping hole. Not one that can be seen or touched, though sometimes he feels perhaps that type of hole would be better. This hole is inside him and is threatening to turn him into less than the wimp his classmates already take him for.
It is not until Robby meets, Frenzel, his dragon, that the empty place begins to heal. However to keep Frenzel he must prove himself worthy. Abigail has serious doubts about the whole thing and no intention of letting Robby go off alone. She insists on going with them when Frenzel takes Robby to Dragon World.
Things get worse when Robby discovers that someone is planning to destroy this new world and its inhabitants and everything he is learning to love. He and Frenzel have to stop them and while doing so Robby discovers the ‘Empty Place’ has finally healed. This leaves Abigail free to discover that life need not always mean managing someone else’s.