After freeing the kingdom of Cassori from the evil specter of The Fellowship, Linden and Maurynna journey high atop the crown of the world to Dragonskeep, home to the unique creatures who can become human or dragon at will. When Maurynna's old friend Raven arrives to celebrate her recent Change, she wants to be happy, but since that first Change, she's been unable to do it again, endangering not only herself, but her dragon-soul as well. Her travails pale, though, beside the dire news that Raven bears. For with Raven came a slave recently freed from the Empire of Jehanglan, and he has a tale of sorrow to tell the Dragonlords.
Every thousand years the fabled Phoenix of Jehanglan burns itself to death only to rise, reborn from the ashes of its nest. At the moment of the creature's rebirth, vast magical powers are unleashed, and the Phoenix is at its most vulnerable.
For millennia the emperors of Jehanglan have tried to capture the power of the phoenix's birth and finally one, Lord Jhanun, has succeeded, and at terrible cost. In order to hold the awesome power of the Phoenix in check Jhanun has chained the might of another magical creature . . . a Dragonlord.
And so it is that Linden and Maurynna, Changed or not, must venture deep into the heart of Jehanglan to rescue their fellow Dragonlord and set free the Phoenix. . . .