“This is the most enjoyable book of this genre I have read. There are so many strong points, from story line to character development, that is it is hard to single any outstanding area. All areas of this book are outstanding. I was so emotionally moved in some of the passages that I had tears in my eyes for 30 minutes while reading the entire passage. To say I was swept into the story and and that the book was hard to put down is an understatement. The book begins with a small set of characters in a small town environment and just like a snowball rolling down a snow covered slope, it builds and builds in the most fascinating way, with heroes, evil monsters, villains and of course, wonderful dragons. The best part of it all is that it is a stand alone book with a satisfying ending.” – Amazon Review
The world is falling to the burning shadow of the Possessed and only the power of a battle mage can save it. But the ancient bond with dragonkind is failing. Of those that answer a summoning too many are black. Black dragons are the enemy of humankind. Black dragons are mad.
Falco Dante is a weakling in a world of warriors, but worse than this, he is the son of a madman. Driven by grief, Falco makes a decision that will drive him to the brink of despair. As he tries to come to terms with his actions Falco follows his friends to the Academy of War, an elite training school dedicated to martial excellence. But while his friends make progress he struggles to overcome his doubts and insecurity. Even Queen Catherine of Wrath has her doubts about Falco’s training.
While the Queen tries to unite the Kingdoms against the Possessed, Falco struggles to overcome his fears. Will he unlock the power trapped inside of him or will he succumb to madness and murder like his father?