Three years have passed since the War of the Lotus reached its bloody conclusion. As Rowen Locke struggles to maintain alliances that have already begun to unravel, troubling news reaches him from every corner. Persecution of the Shel'ai has reignited in the south, spurred on by a fanatical priest. To the north, the Isle Knights are withering under the leadership of mad Crovis Ammerhel. Old friends fight each other, or drown their sorrows in taverns.
Meanwhile, a new threat has emerged from across the sea, dispatched by the same exiled Dragonkin who have been plotting their revenge for centuries. As that threat grows, Rowen and his companions realize - perhaps too late - that the target is the Dragonward itself: their one and only defense against an evil so vast, even Knightswrath could not vanquish it.
An active member of the SFWA, Michael Meyerhofer's debut fantasy novel, Wytchfire (Book I in the Dragonkin Trilogy), was published by Red Adept Publishing, and went on to win the Whirling Prize and a Readers Choice nomination from Big Al's Books and Pals. The sequels, Knightswrath and Kingsteel, are out now - along with The Dragonward, Book I in the sequel Godsfall Trilogy. His stories and poems have appeared in Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, Orson Scott Card's InterGalactic Medicine Show, Strange Horizons, Planet Magazine, and many other journals.
He received his BA from the University of Iowa and his MFA from Southern Illinois University Carbondale. An avid weightlifter, medieval weapons collector, and unabashed history nerd, he currently lives, teaches, and inhabits various coffee shops around Fresno, CA.