The Dark Age. The Earth has turned on humanity with earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and a new plague that kills the Roman Emperor himself. Barbarian invasions shatter civilizations.
In this chaos, Javor comes of age in a poor, remote village. Try as he might, though, he never fits in with his own people. There is just something about him that keeps him apart from the others.
Exiled, Javor must reach Constantinople, the centre of civilization before a dragon catches him. Only there can he unravel the mystery of the dagger and amulet he has inherited, and perhaps save civilization from the forces of the Earth, itself.