Kept hidden by the United States government for decades, the Site is a place where magic is real. But that doesn't mean everything happening there is sparkly. Soul-sucking policies and layers of stifling bureaucracy threaten to take all the fun out of magic.
Harris Reed, a newbie Conjurer, starts his first day at the Site bursting with excitement: he's been brought on for an extremely big project happening the very next day.
Unfortunately, for Harris and the world, the Site triumphs over its habitual inefficiency for once: they are able to conjure an actual, fire-breathing dragon. And this dragon is intent on amassing a hoard of treasure worth sixty-three billion dollars (because Smaug was said to have had sixty-two billion in his hoard) by any means necessary.