Ironbird has devoted her life to protecting the people who took her in as an orphan. They love Ironbird like one of their own, but she has a secret that they can never learn.
Ironbird is a Summoner, able to magically create steel objects in any shape she desires--shapes like daggers and swords--and wield them with superhuman skill. Summoners once ruled the world, but their tyranny and cruelty lead humans to rebel against them in a bloody, devastating war. The people's fear and the laws of the land ensure that any identified Summoners, even children, are executed.
Ironbird thought she was the only one of her kind to learn to hide, to survive. Until the day she goes hunting for a rogue bandit, and finds the Summoner Nightglass instead.
Ironbird fights to save Nightglass from the elite Summoner hunters that are close on his trail, while still trying to keep her secret. But when her people are suddenly threatened by a vast and ancient enemy, Ironbird has to make a choice. She can save Nightglass, and leave behind her adopted family to certain death. Or she can abandon one of her own kind, in order to save the people she loves--people who would destroy her if they knew the truth.
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