I read this novel when I was young. It is probably a children's or young adult novel. I think I read it in 1997 or earlier. I remember very much enjoying it, but the title and most of the details are unfortunately quite hazy for me. Here is what I have:
- The main character was a girl in her early teens (I think)
- She was sent to live with a man who was some sort of master of dragons
- She may have been related to this man (his niece, perhaps), but I also may have made that up
- The man wore gloves at all times. When he removed them and touched someone he could see something about them. Their future, I think?
Sound familiar to anyone?
Update: Thinking back on it some more, I think I remember that the dragon lord guy and the heroine ended up in some kind of romantic relationship (making it less likely that he was her uncle). Also, he did at one point take off his gloves and touch her, seeing her future (I think).
'nother Update: It's possible that I'm confusing dragons with volcanos. Or, there may have been both. And I think they lived on an island, or a coastline?