A priestess, a dragon god -- and a lie that threatens to destroy them all.
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Paris Hansch (Homo sapiens) is a fantasy fanatic, biologist and avid reader, native to Australia. Common behaviour includes living in her own nerdy world of sword and sorcery, playing D&D and writing kickass women in fiction.
Armed with her motto of, 'No More Damsels In Distress', she battles to see a world where everyone can stand as equals, have the freedom to be exactly who they are and portray real female characters we can show our daughters and say, 'be like her'.
Will you join her on this journey?
Celia is about to break her vow.
As the head priestess of the most powerful dragon temple in the empire — Celia is a shining example of knowledge, purity, and unquestioning loyalty to the imperial couple, the legendary dragon gods themselves.
Sworn caretakers of their citizens, the priestesses must awaken the power of the spirit arts in others and guide the next generations.
But all is not what it seems. Everything they've been taught, everything Celia knows, is wrong.
Following Celia's disastrous visit to the capital, she is trapped amidst a chaotic scheme that spans over a thousand years beyond her lifetime... and is now faced with the ultimate betrayal.
Her Imperial Highness seeks to destroy Celia and her people - the very same people who serve her empire without question.
As the other dragon temple's refugees pour in, Celia is forced to decide where her loyalties lie.
Will she make a final stand against a dragon god and protect her family, or will her loyalty to the gods last until her final breath?