Thirea, a land of magic and dragons, has been conquered by muskets and cannons. Magic is now illegal, and mages are in hiding.
Fifteen-year-old Nemara has travelled halfway across the world to this place, the farthest outpost of the Uthlari Empire. After meeting Brienna, a blind Thirean who also happens to be a mage, Nemara joins a secret circle of magic-users and unlocks powers stronger than she had ever imagined.
But when the dragons of Thirea start fighting back against the invaders, Nemara must decide who is friend and who is foe, and discovers that she may be the only person who can save the entire city from destruction.