Powerful Ring-Witches, Mayra and Wolfe, flee the homeland, accompanied by their witch-warrior friends, narrowly escaping with the dragons they rescued. They know once they reach the dragon’s cold realm, they will find an Aerie empty of female dragons and younglings. With help from an unlikely source, they quickly locate the stolen dragons. But the dragons are keeping a secret from Mayra and Wolfe, and the witches quickly find themselves trapped in a vast system of caverns with Hagan, an evil, fanatical dragon. Aided by a greedy shapeshifter and a wrathful gnome, Hagan has found a powerful talisman so horrifying that Mayra can scarcely believe it. Hagan knows he has the upper claw, and Mayra is running out of time. Unless she leaves Hagan to collect his terrible treasure from its hiding place, he will kill his hostages—the female dragons and their tiny offspring. But if she doesn’t wrest the talisman from Hagan before he can use it, he will take control of all the dragons. Can Mayra and Wolfe rescue the dragons—large and small—and find the talisman before Hagan and his irrational accomplices destroy all that the mighty dragons hold dearest to them? Mayra and Wolfe once battled with dragons at their sides and easily won against humans. But they know the tides have turned, for not only is Hagan a massive, savage dragon, but he’s also a wielder of dark dragon magic. And he dares the humans to battle him—the most savagely horrific dragon ever hatched—a dragon that even other dragons fear.