For thousands of years, khronosaun samurai have ruled the land. No graelock slave has ever sought a place among their ranks, but one is about to change the lives of many. When a young slave boy named Marko is sold to the legendary swordsman Grandmaster Aktua, a spiritual journey wrought with perilous dangers will mold the warm-blood's heart, mind, body, and spirit into that of the hero he was destined to become.
A wondrous taboo to his friends; a deadly threat to his enemies; a fearsome dragon in the eyes of his master. Marko takes sword in hand for the first time in this heartfelt and action-packed saga.