In the aftermath of a brutal war, Gereint of Casmantium watches his city crumble. He knows little of how his king sought, unwisely, to use griffins as pawns in a human conflict. Yet Gereint does know that his kingdom's defeat offers him a chance to escape from servitude.
But now that the griffins find themselves in a position of strength, they are not inclined to forgive, and the entire kingdom finds itself in deadly peril. Willing or not, Gereint will find himself caught up in a desperate struggle between the griffins and the last remaining Casmantian mage.
Time is short, for the fiery wind of the griffins is already burying Casmantium beneath burning sands . . .
Rachel Neumeier started writing fiction as a hobby to relax from her research as a graduate student. However, finding that research wasn't for her, she soon let her hobbies take over her life instead. Apart from tutoring part time, Rachel also gardens, cooks, raises and shows dogs, and occasionally finds time to read.