The local warlock claims Paul can reach the ethereal, but the ruling council wants no ogre or commoner from the Range wielding majic. Paul and Morgan join a wizard who has his own issues with the council and are drawn into Northern intrigue when the ancient queen dragon tells them they’re fated to put down a plot that threatens war. The trio defies a death sentence, rogue wizards, and fickle dragons tempted to snack on them. Paul’s majic must mature quickly if he’s to survive. Amid the drama, Paul learns about character, integrity, and family, that all creatures are individuals despite the generalizations he’s been raised to believe.