Scrapplings Children of the Dragons
by Amelia Smith
The dragon flying over Tiadun bay is the only thing that Darna loves in the provinces, but no one else can see it. She already feels trapped in the isolated keep, so when she learns that she might be the daughter of the prince, she’s afraid she’ll never escape it. She flees to the city of Anamat, where the minstrels say many people can see the dragons.
Along the way, she meets Myril, an older girl with frequent premonitions and an eerie sense of hearing. At the walls, they find Iola, so dragon-struck that she wants to be a priestess, and Thorat, her devoted champion.
Despite these newfound friends, life in the city isn’t easy. Darna scavenges for scraps and just about gets by, but when she’s offered a sack of gold beads for a small bit of thieving, she takes her chances… and ends up angering the city’s patron dragon.