Laoch the Iguana has always been a scientist from the start. In his school, he is known as the troublemaker and the student who never pays attention, which gets his teacher mad all the time. Laoch is training to be a Master Grower in Talamh, but would rather leave to the city of Utomia as an inventor. One day, when a science experiment of Laoch's goes wrong, it sets his school up in mysterious purple flames, which no one has ever seen before. This sends multiple armed forces to Laoch's small town, while Laoch and his friends are off to Utomia to discover the reason of the purple flames. He also finds out about why Utomia has a heavily guarded shield around it. What is Utomia protecting? Will this adventure bring Laoch and his friends together, or will it separate them? Can they figure out how to save their families? To find out, read Utomia: The Legend Beyond. I loved how the main characters were lizards and how the aspects of the plot were interesting. I give this book a 5 out of 5 stars, and recommend it to anyone who loves a good adventure and a mystery.