Emperor by H. David Blalock
The House of Thran, ever under attack from its ancient enemies, has to fight just to survive. Palace intrigues in Thran and the other Houses threaten the very existence of the one House that is destined to oversee the lands. Wyrms, magic, and the land itself oppose the beleaguered Thrans as they seek to restore what once was and ought to be once again.
“Epic and inventive, Emperor has action that will thrill the most battle-hardened, and intrigue that would make a Byzantine court proud! Yet another resounding testament to the superb storytelling craftsmanship of H. David Blalock.”
-Stephen Zimmer, Author of the Fires in Eden series and Rising Dawn Saga