Dragon Stones (Book One in the Dragon Stone Saga)
Audience: Young Adult, 40K+ words.
Sequestered deep in the capital, the tyrannical Emperor weaves a plan to destroy the dragons. He succeeds in driving them to the very brink of extinction. When young Elias finds a carved dragon stone in the forest, it brings empire soldiers to his doorstep, and puts Elias on the run with a bounty on his head. Is Elias strong enough to halt the emperor's evil?