A little ambition can turn into a lot of trouble—even for the city's wiliest double agent.
After years of rebel spywork in the dragon-human war, Nula Thredsing is ready to claim her legacy.
As the Scepter of Commerce's new liaison to dragons, she's one step away from the old family seat on the city council. But during her first meeting with dragon diplomat Tiers Sunscaler, they are attacked by rogue dragons—one of them Sunscaler's former tactical partner, who is bitterly determined to keep the sham war in action and turn the diplomat to his side.
At the same time, Nula and Tiers discover a startling connection: an embermate bond. While a political marriage suits Nula, the bond's side effects are obnoxious—and potentially deadly.
Aided by an unexpected cat-dragon and a mysterious unicorn, Nula and Tiers must track down the rogue dragons before their dangerous bond tears them apart.
Fortunately, Nula is used to impossible odds—and this time, she has a dragon on her side.