Annie and Lee have grown up together in the same orphanage, although from completely different backgrounds. Annie's family was killed by dragonfire ordered by the monarchy that was killed and pushed out by revolutionaries. Lee is hiding a secret about his real family...because they were the same monarchy that killed his best friends family. Now they've been wiped out and as he and Annie train to take on the biggest challenge of their lives, becoming elite dragonriders, he will have to choose between the only family he knows, and the family that he thought was gone forever. Because there are whisperings that not all of his extended family died. Some survived and have been biding their time until they can come and reclaim their thrones, and rumor has it they have dragons too.
This was such a fun story that makes you question your loyalties, and the difference between true right and wrong.