Daciaand Theodore are the protectors of the Thyran royal line, guarding Taya and Markus from harm. But when a sorcerer beats through their defenses to kidnap Taya, it is the two Guardians who must return her to her home.
Together, the three of them explore the Alamban Continent and risk life and limb to save the human race and prevent a civil war. Or will the Mage-Hunters rip the continent apart?
I snuffled in my sleep, rolling onto my side. I could smell something good in the air, but I couldn’t work out what it was. I’d smelt it before, but not in such a large volume. If only I could work out what it was…
Karla started to scream. I groaned, rolling onto my belly and yawning. I opened my eyes then rubbed them. The world was so foggy this morning.
The panicked tone of Karla’s scream cut through the sleep-fog in my brain. I stood up, peering through the fog, and trotted up the stairs. They started to give way with my small-but-still-heavy dragon shape, so I tapped my dragonstone and shrank into my human shape.
The smoke hit me and I burst into choking gags. The scent hadn’t registered as a dragon, but now I understood. The house was burning down.
“Dacia, please help!” Taya cried desperately as I ran up the stairs, almost tripping over Karla’s sprawled body, unconscious at the top of the staircase.
“Taya! Come to the stairs!”
Taya stumbled towards me. I heaved the unconscious Karla to her feet, then dragged her to the stairs.
“Taya, grab my shoulder and stay with me,” I ordered, pulling Karla up into my arms, like a sleeping child.
Taya’s hand landed on my bare shoulder and I started off down the stairs, Taya stumbling after me. The pair of us coughed roughly in the smoke.
I reached the door outside. Taya tried to open it, but it wouldn’t move. Taya took hold of her mother and I tried to open the door. It moved only a little. Someone had blocked it off from outside.