When war with the dragon-people once more threatens the Land of Ardan, Lauraliee Lumijer, a reluctant princess and future Queen, joins her cousin and sister in becoming a Warrior of Virtue. Bonded to the elemental spirits of Water, Fire, and Air, they must undertake a dangerous journey and retrieve the Blood Ruby, before Dragon Lord Malachite discovers its whereabouts and uses it to regain full power.
Can three pampered teenagers, who have never spent a moment of their lives without servants, manage to survive in the wilderness of Ardan long enough to reach their goal? More importantly, will they be able to keep the journey a secret from Lauraliee’s overprotective mother?
Prince Diamond Pendragon refused to take the crown and rule as king at the apparent death and imprisonment of his father. He kept his people safe in a hermit kingdom for almost one hundred and fifty years. Now, his father returns to the throne determined to destroy every human in the Land of Ardan.
Is war the answer? Are humans truly the pests his father believes they are?