When you are sent to a dragon you must first kill it, before it kills you. And let's say you succeeded against all odds, now comes the really hard part: returning to the company that sent you to your death, freeing yourself from the role of victim, gaining control over your destiny, your own place in the world. This is a so-called fantastical story that is actually realistic to the bone, about girls who refuse to let go of their grip on a world that insists on shaking them off. A girl in a charred dress climbs the stairs leading to the city hall. This is the last time the residents of the City of Happiness will see her before the dragon devours her. Every year and her girl, for two hundred and ninety-five years. Then comes Martha's turn. Her dangerous attraction to fire brings her to Dragon Island, she can only blame herself. But Amal was just looking for her father. And Noa? No one knows how she got to the city, and that's a good enough reason to throw her into the monster's mouth. Everyone expects the girls to surrender to their fate, but they refuse to let go of their grip on a world that insists on shaking them off. In spectacular feats of imagination Marit Ben-Israel creates a circus and sensual world that is at the same time realistic to the bone, a world in which ugliness and the sublime go hand in hand. For those who dare to fall into it, endless wonders await. This is the first part of the Daughters of the Dragon trilogy. This book was first published in 2007 and was critically acclaimed: "Ben Yisrael is a writer who completely controls the course of the plot, and the level of imagination and talent that allowed her to conceive it is astounding", Omri Herzog, YNET "Spaces of imagination so wonderful, so disturbing, that That fear may creep into the reader's heart because of this book," Mia Sela, Tel Aviv newspaper Marit Ben-Israel is a writer, one of the founders of the Visual Theater School and the Gan Levinsky Library. In her blog City of Happiness she writes about legends and interdisciplinary art.