From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Iron Kissed a magical tale. We all play roles at times. Wardwick of Hurog played the role of a fool till he reached adulthood, just to keep his father from murdering him. Now he must overcome the image he so carefully built and fight t simply for his birthright but to free the five Kingdoms from tyranny and the rising tide of darkest magic that threatens his world. Riding into a war that s heating up on the border, Ward is sure he s on the fast track to glory. But soon his mission takes a deadly turn. For he has seen a pile of magical dragon bones hidden deep beneath Hurog Keep. The bones could prove to be dangerous in the wrong hands, and Ward is certain his enemies will stop at thing to possess them.