Melanie volunteers for the sacrifice program in an effort to save her brother. She is brave and determined; observant and forward. She grows to love the Stonefire clan and becomes very protective of them. In the beginning of the series, she was a student at the University of Manchester earning her Ph.D. in Social Anthropology. She decides to write a book about dragons in effort to help humans learn more about them. She also becomes a teacher for Stonefire helping young dragon-shifters to learn about humans.