On the edge of the desert lies the kingdom of Umar, a crossroads of empires now long in decline. Once their dragons ruled the skies, but now they are few – a dying breed. For years the king’s grip on the Umar has been slipping, and now only paid armies and the ancient force of dragonriders maintain the throne.
Azera, daughter of the king, is the last of that fading lineage, her father’s only heir. Azera’s claim to the throne is tenuous, dogged by whispered rumors that she is cursed by her albino skin. Azera burns to prove herself, but when her chance comes, it comes with a price of blood.
In the wild desert lands of the south a new threat arises – a sorcerer who wields ancient power and rouses the nomad tribes into revolt. To Azera’s shock, her father falls in battle, and worse, the master of the dragonriders betrays the kingdom and joins the enemy.
Alone, Azera must try and rally the kingdom. Her only ally is Shabako – the enigmatic leader of those dragonriders who remain loyal. He stands by her side, and though she does not know what drives his loyalty, she has no choice but to trust him. In a storm of crisis and treachery, Azera must fight to hold THE DRAGON THRONE.