Eon has been studying the ancient art of dragon magic for four years, hoping he'll be able to apprentice to one of the 12 energy dragons of good fortune. But he also has a dark secret. He is actually Eona, a 16-year-old girl who has been living a dangerous lie for the chance to become a Dragoneye, the human link to an energy dragon's power. It is forbidden for females to practice the dragon magic and, if discovered, Eon faces a terrible death. After a dazzling sword ceremony, Eon's affinity with the 12 dragons catapults him into the treacherous world of the imperial court where he makes a powerful enemy, Lord Ido.