During the Great Purge, those openly practicing magic were destroyed, those who could wield it, driven into exile. To keep the peace, the emperor erects a magical barrier isolating each province.
The emperor's successor, benevolent and loved, is seen as a benign ruler, bridging the age-old conflicts between the provinces until the brazen kidnapping of ten young women shatters the accord, the leaders of the provinces demanding justice be served. It is a flame dropped into dry tinder.
Rife with suspicion and hatred, each province accuses its neighbor of treachery, but Emperor Madrid has other plans. He alone knows who is responsible for the kidnapping of the young women. He has no intention of sharing that knowledge.
From award winning author Susan Faw, creator of The Spirit Shield Saga, comes this dragon epic fantasy series, perfect for fans of dragons, magic, and rebellion.