Emperor Erasmus is dead and the fight for the throne is about to begin. One representative from each of the five royal houses of Etrusia will be selected to compete, and traditionally, the eldest son or daughter is chosen. This year though, the unforeseen is about to happen. Emilia of the Aurun hides her ability to wield chaos magic which would spell a death sentence for her. Lucian of the Sabel has had enough of war and death and has vowed to never lift a sword again. Vespir, who is chosen for the Pentri, is not even of the family, and is their dragon trainer, but these might be the very skills that will keep her alive the challenges to come. Bastard born Ajax of the Tiber is chosen over his true born brothers and thirsts to prove himself. And Hyperia of the Volscia will stop at nothing to claim the throne and ruthlessly removes all obstacles in her path – even her own sister. These five unlikely candidates must participate in four challenges, knowing that the price of failure is death …

Source: House of Dragons – Jessica Cluess – Worlds Unlike Our Own