Killian lives in his grandmother Elzibeth's shadow. The people of his village look at him and whisper in corners when they think he cannot hear them. He inherited her fiery hair, passion for playing the flute, and free spirit. Killian's uncle Ian tells a tale of the last night anyone saw Elzibeth, a tale of music and dragons that sets Killian on a path to the old village in search of his destiny. Are uncle Ian's motivations for sending Killian searching for the flute as pure as they seem?
While Killian shares his grandmother's passion for music and love for life, he is different from Elzibeth in many ways. The songs Elzibeth played with the Dragon Bone Flute shaped her character and destiny. What songs will Killian choose to play? Will the Dragon Bone Flute shape Killian's destiny, or will he command the songs and forge a destiny all his own?
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