In the world of the dragon-bound: Twelve years ago, Dax, rightful king of West Landly fled into exile. Now he has become an expert warrior for hire. After years of commanding mercenaries in a series of regional skirmishes with his friend Scarlet, Dax is looking for something new. Commandant Renshau has just the thing, an assignment as a political advisor in East Landly. Dax relished the new challenge, but being a political advisor turned out to be more dangerous than he had thought—much more dangerous!