Simon Hill and his brothers, Darien and Edwin, now live as fugitives on Affaron Island where they work with the dragon Erian to improve relations between dragons and humans. Their friend and former guide, Deandra leBec, informs them that a supposed ally, Sir Gallus Behron, has plans to take the throne from King Curnan Gulbain. Simon and Erian must find a way to warn the reclusive king and prevent the coming war. —Troy Lee Henderson was born and raised in Warsaw, Indiana. He has a degree in fisheries biology from Ball State University, and works on a tropical fish farm in Miami, Florida. Henderson has published several articles and contributed to various club newsletters. He currently resides in Palmetto Bay, Florida with his wife Roxanne, cat Squeaky and leopard tortoise, Willy.