this is the first book in the Hurog duo. Ward is the young heir to Hurog, an estate known for caring for the dragons on the area, except the last dragon died hundreds of years ago. When is father suddenly dies, Ward is left as the new Hurogmeten, or lord of Hurog, though his Uncle is to oversee things till he reaches twenty-one.
Through a series of problems, Ward ends up on the run, trying to prove his intelligence, and competence in running things for himself. Trying to keep himself out of the mental house, and win Hurog back. The question is if he will survive his quest.