Centuries ago, Illarion was betrayed– a dragon made human against his will, then forced to serve humanity as a dragonmount in their army, and to fight for them in barbaric wars, even while he hated everything about them. Enslaved and separated from everyone he knew and from his own dragon brothers, he was forced into exile in a fey realm where he lost the only thing he ever really loved.
Now he has a chance to regain what’s been lost— to have the one thing he covets most. But only if he gives up his brothers and forsakes the oaths he holds most dear. Yet what terrifies him most isn’t the cost his happiness might incur, it’s the fact that there is just enough human in his dragon’s heart that he might actually be willing to pay it and betray everything and everyone– to see the entire world burn…
Q&A with Sherrilyn Kenyon
DRAGONMARK starts an exciting three-book arc called Dragon’s Rising in the Dark-Hunters series. Can you tell us a little about what’s in store for Illarion?
It goes back in time to when he first meets Edilyn and shows how they get trapped in Avalon’s shadow lands. And of course, what happens when they reunite under Apollo’s bid for power. You’ll get to see more fan faves and that’s really all I can say without spoilers. It’s so hard to not give anything away.
What can we expect from the next two books in this arc?
We delve more into the Were-Hunter origins and politics. More into Savitar’s past. There are some whoppers in book three. I can’t wait to get started on writing it!