Two young bladecrafters, eager to serve their respective countries, vie for power and survival in a treacherous floating world on the brink of war.
Oda no Michiko and Kris Denn have youth, talent, and ambition, but as for glory? Not quite yet. However, when a rebellion leader known as the Golden Lord is beheaded, these warriors-in-training will do everything possible to ensure that riots don’t lead to more bloodshed. To save the nations of the sky, they will partake in dangerous political schemes, cling to fragile alliances, and own their destiny.