Sword Bearer (young adult epic fantasy, Book One of Return of the Dragons) by Teddy Jacobs
Approx. 50,080 words.
Published on July 13, 2012 by
Wicked Evil Press.
Two forms of power - natural and chemical - divide the world. Dragons, who keep the chemical power in check, have long retreated from human sight; few still believe in them. Inside a castle surrounded by Tuscan hills more and more threatened by chemical forces, sixteen-year-old Anders lives a sheltered life. But much as his parents try, Anders can't avoid the forces that threaten...