Ilsa has been afraid of dragons ever since she saw them in the sky the night she was chased from her village as a child. Now, a decade later, she’d love to return to the place she once called home—if only she knew where to find home.
Truth is, Ilsa doesn’t know who she is. She only knows her father left her in the care of a guy named Ram, who teaches her swordsmanship in a butcher shop until the day when it’s safe for her to continue home.
But it may never be safe, and their enemies are closing in. Ilsa and Ram are being hunted, and they must flee through the dangers that bar them from their homeland. The journey will require all their skill and strength, but it will also uncover the secrets of who Ilsa is and where she belongs.
She’s always longed for the truth, but once she learns it, can she accept it?
Is she…a dragon?
And do those ancient monsters even deserve to live?
“Perhaps all the dragons in our lives are princesses who are only waiting to see us act, just once, with beauty and courage. Perhaps everything that frightens us is, in its deepest essence, something helpless that wants our love.”
Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet
“No, I would not want to live in a world without dragons, as I would not want to live in a world
without magic, for that is a world without mystery, and that is a world without faith.”
R. A. Salvatore, Streams of Silver