Winged Warrior by Richard S. Tuttle
In ancient days, the mightiest of dragons were fearless in battle against the foes of Kaltara.
Those special dragons were called Winged Warriors, and they were revered by the elves.
In Winged Warrior, the Torak meets a Winged Warrior and learns that she is to become his battlesteed.
The Time of Cleansing fast approaches as the Motangans plant a spy deep within the ruling circle of the Sakovans.
The mage-spy Aakuta is discovered on the Island of Darkness and condemned to death, while rebellious Khadoran lords conspire to overthrow Emperor Marak.
The elven nation is beset by plotting from antiwar factions, while the Jiadin of Fakara threaten to abandon their defensive positions.
With the whole world on the brink of a war where there will be no surrenders, no prisoners, and no negotiations, Vand's minions sow the seeds of destruction as they prepare to launch the invasion that will destroy all life.