Today is Alec-Ryuu's thirteenth birthday. And he takes his final test in preparation for joining the resistance against the dreaded and powerful Black Dragon.
Nonmagical beings have been forced into hiding by the dragon's rule, and Alec-Ryuu's small village lives under the constant threat of exposure and enslavement. Alec-Ryuu, or Ryuu as he prefers to be called, is not your average human. He is the son of a being of great power—stronger, smarter, and faster than friends and rivals alike.
A gold-embroidered box in a cliffside cave sits waiting for Ryuu and his friends. The box's contents offer the strength to finally strike back at the Black Dragon, should the young warriors have the opportunity.
But that opportunity may be over before it begins. Emissaries of the Black Dragon have discovered Ryuu's village, and the time has come for the ultimate choice: surrender to a life of slavery, or fight—and possibly die—for freedom.
A fascinating mix of fantasy, science fiction, and mythology, Dragon Knight Chronicles begins the story of Ryuu's struggle against the most powerful being in the galaxy.