In the White Drake's war, the price of freedom is paid in blood and fire....
For hundreds of years, the Ironship Trading Syndicate was fueled by drake blood—and protected by the Blood-blessed, those few who could drink it and wield fearsome powers. But now the very thing that sustained the corporate world threatens to destroy it.
A drake of unimaginable power has risen, and it commands an army of both beasts and men. Rogue Blood-blessed Claydon Torcreek, Syndicate agent Lizanne Lethridge and Ironship captain Corrick Hilemore have been spread to disparate corners of the world, but they are united in their desire to defeat the White Drake and the Spoiled who follow it.
Humanity itself is at stake, but with the aid of ancient knowledge, revolutionary technology and unexpected allies, all hope is not lost. Saving the world will require sacrifice, as Clay, Lizanne and Hilemore will see all they know either consumed by flames or reborn from the ashes.
Ryan concludes the Draconis Memoria epic fantasy trilogy (after The Legion of Flame) with an ending riddled with political intrigue, bloody battles, and magic. Using shifting perspectives and points of view, Ryan continues to expand this visually rich landscape as he builds up to an all-out battle for the fate of the world. As the White Drake's army wreaks havoc, leaving ash and death in its wake, small-time criminal Claydon Torcreek and master spy Lizanne Lethridge rally their allies. Relying on their powers and knowledge, this ragtag group moves against the Drake, hoping to turn the tide of battle. But saving the world means the secrets of the past must all come to light. Ryan skillfully navigates multiple narrators to unveil a world steeped in magic and on the brink of destruction. Both the characters and the setting are irresistible right through to the end.