Everyone expected Violet to die her first year at Basgiath War College – Violet included. But Threshing was only the first impossible test meant to weed out the weak-willed, the unworthy, and the unlucky. Now the real training begins, and Violet is already wondering how she’ll get through. It’s not just the grueling and maliciously brutal training—it’s the new vice commandant who has made it his personal mission to teach Violet exactly how powerless she is—unless she betrays the man she loves.
Although Violet’s body might be weaker and frailer than everyone else’s, she still has her wits and a will of iron. And leadership is forgetting the most important lesson that Basgiath has taught her—dragon riders make their own rules.