Book One of the Knot & Blade Series
Possessing a rare magic that turns braids into powerful healings, Matteo is among the last of his kind. The Rhun invaders destroyed his homeland a decade ago, and now they send their feared death sorcerers to hunt any exiles dispersed within the surrounding kingdoms. Matteo is determined to fight back, but first he needs to finish his training, if only he can find another knotbinder to help him.
Kainon can talk to dragons—a handy skill in a land where peace between dragons and humans grows increasingly uncertain. But when he rescues a knotbinder from the dreaded Rhun, Kainon becomes entangled in a battle for survival that has been centuries in the making.
With Kainon’s help, Matteo seeks out the dragons for answers. The oldest among them holds the secret to where other knotbinders hide. Yet the price for dealing with dragons is high, and with the Rhun on their trail, Matteo could cause the very thing he fears most: the final destruction of the knotbinders.