Over 1000 years ago, nearly all the ancient wizards were destroyed after the Wizard Wars. However, the one who started the War still remains, having worked his will in secret. If he can find the last Dragonwand, he will regain his powers as the dark dragon. Unaware of the Dragonwand or the betrayer, sixteen-year-old Markus is looking for a wizard who will give him a letter of recommendation for the College of Wizardry. During his journey, he stumbles upon Tolen the Wise, who sends Markus on a quest to end the darkness and find the Dragonwand before it gets into the wrong hands. As Markus discovers growing powers and makes allies, will he find what he needs to complete Tolen’s task, or will the ancient, dark wizard uncover the Dragonwand and forever change the fate of the land of Gallenor?
The earth-shaking bellow of a dragon caused Markus to jump to the ground in fear. Trembling all over, he cautiously lifted his head just as a golden dragon unleashed a volley of fire at an obsidian black dragon. The obsidian dragon shot back with greenish hellfire. It was so great, it exploded as far as Markus could see. He scrunched up his body in an attempt to avoid being burned alive.
Markus looked up again to find himself in the eye of a firestorm; greenish black fire was mixing with yellow and orange fire. The ground vibrated hard under his feet, and the earsplitting screams of the dragons fighting was almost more than he could handle.
At once, a huge black claw swooped down into the fires and scooped Markus up. The dark dragon held him so tight that he could barely breathe. The beast yelled out, “YOU HAVE LOST!”
“HE WILL COME!” the golden dragon replied, and then swooped over the fires and came up fast on the obsidian dragon. The golden dragon grabbed its foe by the tail, then opened its maw to release a flurry of flames.