Tales of the Northern Kingdoms - Book 1
Prince Michael has returned from Slokos, bringing the fire-haired girl from the south he fell in love with. His father takes issue with the situation, but has no time to quarrel with his youngest son. The Dukes of the East and South are each plotting against the Crown, driving the kingdom towards civil war.
Michael and his brother, Crown Prince Oliver, try to bring the separate factions to an agreement, but the summit is devastated when a rogue shadow dragon attacks, bringing dark creatures to destroy Oakshire. As people flee the devastation in the east, Michael is tasked with hunting down Henry Tarworth, an advisor with a dark secret that could turn the kingdom upside down.