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The start of a new dragon rider epic combining the best of Eragon and Pern with the hard magic of Brandon Sanderson and Will Wight.

Holt Cook was never meant to be a dragon rider. He has always served the Order Hall of the Crag dutifully, keeping their kitchen pots clean.


Until he discovers a dark secret: dragons do not tolerate weakness among their kin, killing the young they deem flawed. Moved by pity, Holt defies the Order, rescues a doomed egg and vows to protect the blind dragon within.


But the Scourge is rising. Undead hordes roam the land, spreading the blight and leaving destruction in their wake. The dragon riders are being slaughtered and betrayal lurks in the shadows.


Holt has one chance to survive. He must cultivate the mysterious power of his dragon’s magical core. A unique energy which may tip the balance in the battles to come, and prove to the world that a servant is worthy after all.


Winner, 2021 National Indie Excellence Award for Fantasy


Bronze Medal, 2021 YA Epic Fantasy in the Reader's Favorite Award


Finalist, 2022 Next Generation Indie Book Awards for Fantasy


Gold Medal, 2022 Science Fiction & Fantasy eLit Awards 


Check out this deep dive on the series from The Book Guy

“There are familiar beats in the book, but Michael Miller makes them his own with hints of a far vaster world littered throughout. I can't wait for book 2!”



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