Legend speaks of old gods, a great black dragon who attempted to raze the world and was just barely stopped by an alliance between the three colors of dragons which are now constantly at war with each other. Deep lore surrounds that time, but it has had no bearing on the new age- until now.
Young assassin Talyn V'lyn has a weakness against mages- or anything else which wields magic. Sent on a contract for one such sorcerer, he has the ill luck to run into a young, pretty sorcerer who helps him take down his target... as well as the entire street and buildings surrounding it. Nolai Arevan doesn't have such great luck of his own; running from his home, he was looking for a new start, and he's found one.
The two are night and day: Talyn a direct and talented assassin, and Nolai a pampered sorcerer with the silver tongue of a noble and a wildly uncontrolled power. It causes the expected arguments- but it sparks more than that, when both of them are thrown into a danger which is supposed to be no more than a legend, and the choices they make could mean the end of not only their lives, but the entire world they live in as well.