Talon (#1 Talon Saga)
|Series:||The Talon Saga|
In this groundbreaking modern fantasy series, dragons walk among us in human form.
"There are a dozen 'St. George' soldiers hiding in that maze," my trainer said. "All hunting you. All looking to kill you. Welcome to phase two of your training, hatchling."
Long ago, dragons were hunted to near extinction by the Order of St. George, a legendary society of dragonslayers. Hiding in human form and growing their numbers in secret, the dragons of Talon have become strong and cunning, and they're positioned to take over the world with humans none the wiser.
Ember and Dante Hill are the only sister and brother known to dragonkind. Trained to infiltrate society, Ember wants to live the teen experience and enjoy a summer of freedom before taking her destined place in Talon. But destiny is a matter of perspective, and a rogue dragon will soon challenge everything Ember has been taught. As Ember struggles to accept her future, she and her brother are hunted by the Order of St. George.
Soldier Garret Xavier Sebastian has a mission to seek and destroy all dragons, and Talon's newest recruits in particular. But he cannot kill unless he is certain he has found his prey -- and nothing is certain about Ember Hill. Faced with Ember's bravery, confidence and all-too-human desires, Garret begins to question everything that the Order has ingrained in him -- and what he might be willing to give up to find the truth about dragons.
" An] intense and thought-provoking series." -- School Library Journal on Blood of Eden
"A fresh and imaginative thrill-ride." -- Publishers Weekly, starred review, on The Immortal Rules
"Fantastic storytelling." -- Times Record News on The Iron Knight
Born in Sacramento, CA, Julie Kagawa moved to Hawaii at the age of nine. There she learned many things; how to bodyboard, that teachers scream when you put centipedes in their desks, and that writing stories in math class is a great way to kill time. Her teachers were glad to see her graduate. Julie now lives is Louisville, KY with her husband and furkids. She is the international and NYT bestselling author of The Iron Fey series. Visit her at juliekagawa.com.