Mere longs to be like the rest of her family—a dragon rider.
It never made a difference until her best friend became a rider and now has no time for Mere, a mere mortal. After one too many arguments with her former best friend, Mere goes to Grandma Duskya who provides her with tea and a journal which tells an old story.
Young Duskya has just been chosen as a dragon rider. Her and her brother discover life in the colony isn’t everything they had thought it was. An older youngling doesn’t like the special treatment Duskya and her twin receive.
As Mere reads Grandma Duskya’s journal, she learns there may be things more important than being a dragon rider. Her heritage can be just as valuable for the colony.