Shoveling dragon dung for a living isn't glamorous, but Cayden has dreams of performing as a magic dancer at the summer competitions. Although the dragon races eclipse everything else, Cayden and his small troupe intend to follow their dreams.
At the dragon races, Cayden discovers something worse than losing when he stumbles upon a deadly plot that threatens thousands of lives, including those of his family and friends.
While the dragons race against each other, Cayden must race against time.
Definitely a fascinating story about a unique culture and many memorable characters. A little on the depressing side at times, but life is like that. The characters' resilience and desire to fulfill their dreams make it worth every minute.