After Galin discovers his gift, he spends over a year learning how to use his dragon magic. Later, he heads out to build his army to retake the throne from the Darkstriders, but no one is willing to join him until he has a significant victory. Artis the Black hires Tasar, a magic-wielding Dark Elf assassin, to kill Galin without turning him into a martyr. Why him? Because Tasar never fails. Can Galin escape the killer and gain the confidence of the people to join his cause before the kingdom is lost forever?