Dragons are creatures with nearly unlimited life spans. They can survive for long periods of time, and no one has found a dragon that has died of old age. Adolescence is usually marked by the growth of a hatchling’s wings, although not all breeds of dragons grow wings and some breeds have other traits that indicate the beginning of maturation. Once they hit adolescence, hatchlings change quickly, maturing to their full forms in only 2 years.
Dragons don’t communicate with each other verbally, but they will growl to scare off predators and frighten prey. Young dragons will emit an extremely high-pitched squeal when they are frightened. To communicate, they use telepathy with each other and to speak to other creatures.
Magi dragons are, as their name suggests, primarily magic users. They rarely use physical forms of attack. They eat anything they can kill, which is almost everything. They won’t kill unprovoked except when hunting, although they may kill humans if in danger. Their strong magic makes them one of the most feared breeds of dragons.
Ginny is the youngest child of a large family. She has dozens of older half-brothers and sisters, eight of the magi species alone. As the youngest she often felt overlooked or ignored by her older siblings. She could have chosen the way of freezing herself with one of her mother's spells to ensure at least her care, or she could have run away into the wilderness to make her brothers regret the way they treated her. Instead Ginny did her best to grow up quickly and she studied hard to qualify for Delirium's academy.
She will prove to her family and the whole world that she is indeed special and no one will overlook her any more once she's graduated with honours.