There's trouble in the Dragon Empire, the kind of trouble that could start a war. Despite being only an architect class, emerald dragon, Grendar is willing to risk banishment and death to stop it.
When Grendar sees Sidean and his friends eating the corpses of shipwrecked sailors he fears it may be the death of him. The races of people are protected. Such a horrible secret would ruin Sidean and get him banished from the Dragon Empire. Unsure of how much Grendar saw, Sidean leaves it at a good beating and Grendar considers himself lucky. But his luck soon runs out.
After too much fighting and drinking at the spring festival Sidean attacks Grendar and his friends, nearly killing them. The Empire banishes Sidean forever. Grendar fears banishment will not stop him from terrorizing others. His fears are realized when his best friend Ashanti confides in him that she sees visions of the future. Those visions reveal Sidean will start a dragon war which will decimate not only dragons, but also the races of people. There is a way to stop it but it means he will have to leave the Empire without permission to save three children who are in danger from banished dragons. These children could grow up to stop the war, but if they die Sidean's reign of terror will cover the world. Grendar will have to challenge the very foundations the Dragon Empire is built upon to stop Sidean, save the children, and bring about change that is long overdue.