The war isn’t over. But after recovering from his scars, Basilio is supposed to return home, to Silas, and finish the life he had interrupted to be a dragonrider. The years have passed. He is a different man, a damaged man. He had the courage to fight for his country, but is he brave enough to go home? This heartfelt story of recovery and love marries the lyricism of literary fiction with the magic of fantasy to conjure a work of heart-wrenching beauty and timely diversity.