The Dragon Tournament is a mysterious event that draws young people by the thousands. Admission is free, but what price do the participants really pay?
When sixteen-year-old Joel of Seawell, the son of a peasant fisherman, receives an invitation to the Tournament, he is thrilled beyond words. Too late, he learns the terrifying secret of the Isle of Dragons.
Captive in a hostile land, Joel gives up all hope, certain he will never again see his home or experience the happy life he once knew.