Summon Your Dragons by Roger Parkinson
Series: The Emperor's Foul Legacy, Book 1.
Approx. 154,260 words.
Published on July 4, 2009.
Is Azkun an ancient hero returned to save them all or just a madman with absurd ideas about dragons? The King of Anthor has no time for ancient heroes and even less time for dragons. Old crimes are coming back to haunt him and old enemies are stirring on his borders. His last hopes may lie with Azkun, whoever he is.
This is a gritty fantasy with no elves anywhere.