In the monarchy of Carandir, people of different genders, gender identities, colors and ethnicities fight back against traitorous nobles who start a civil war to seize power. Their goal is to revoke the rights of women and expel all who are different in a drive to create a nation of those they consider to be pure Carandirians. They ignore the wicked dragon who escaped captivity and lies in hiding while his wounds heal so he can rise again and destroy all humanity. A princes born far from the strife is tempered to confront both evils. There is magic, fantastic creatures, action, war and political intrigue set in an immersive world of diverse cultures, histories, legends and song.