In a world of shapeshifting dragons, in the country Ahmuresk, old stories are coming to light. The ancient heroes of days gone by are remembered in fairy tales, and the greatest of these are the hero-twins Sunflower and Moonflower. But Moonflower somehow fell out of the stories, and only the dragons know the reason why—because once, long ago, a dragon stole a hero to be his lover...
“Since that first hesitant touch, he often, somehow, found me. In a deserted stairwell or classroom, alone at the bus stop, in the suburban woods we hiked in. I’m not being entirely honest, because somehow I managed to be where he was, alone… as if waiting for him. As if this was some kind of silent game we played, where I would wait, and avert my face coyly when he found me…”
Kashti never expected to find a barely-clothed woman shackled to an altar in a secret cave. She expected the woman’s offer to be her obedient servant even less—but Kashti came to the cave for treasure, and she’s never hesitated to take it before.
In a fantastic world full of shapeshifters and Djinn, Kashti is a trader who has built her fortune on secrets. Such a life is a lonely one, but a chance encounter will turn everything she knows on its head.