Everyone believes dragons are extinct. But Birgith of the Bear Clan has a dangerous secret. Her sixteenth summer will bring the manifestation test. If she takes after her father and shifts into a bear she'll be trapped in the Bear Clan, spending her life in whatever role they assign her. But if she takes after her mother she'll not only endanger her own life, she'll trigger a hunt for her hidden dragon family.
She never even considered the third option. That she wouldn't shift at all and be exiled from everything she's ever known as a despised human.
A chance encounter brings her freedom in the form of a trading caravan and Haydn, the trader's son who she befriends. But how much can she trust them, and how much would she lose in order to find the dragon family she's always dreamt of meeting?
With a cast of clan members, traders, and musicians wielding magic, Birgith needs to learn where her loyalties lie and who she can trust to help. On her journey across Kaitstud, she meets new friends, old adversaries, and has to choose where she belongs.
This coming of age story features a sweet friends to lovers romance during an exploration searching for hidden royalty. Suitable for fans of Sarah KL Wilson and Kay L Moody.