Seventeen-year-old Sera Lancaster is stalked by a black dragon no one else can see. The beast isn’t scale and bone, but he is deadly. Mixing truth with venomous lies, the mythical monster hisses his poisonous brew in Sera’s ear, twisting even the most well-meant words of those around her.
Worried she’s going crazy, Sera keeps her desperation a secret. Reminding herself that dragon fighters fight, they don’t just give up and die, she purchases a weapon, and attacks in the only language the dragon seems to understand. Blood.
At first, her dagger keeps the beast at bay, but it also gives him more ammunition to use against her. As her strength fades, Sera worries it is only a matter of time before the dragon gets what he wants—her life.