Eli correctly guesses that his changing body would be of great interest to the dragon-obsessed Lord Esilrud, but a play at seduction to entice the duke quickly spirals out of Eli’s control as Lord Esilrud plays his sensitive body like a fiddle.
As their changes become more and more difficult to hide, Eli and Alric must take decisive action but an unexpected visit from the queen throws a wrench in their plans.
Eli continues to pursue his plans to build his wealth, while a new and dramatic change causes some pain and a lot of pleasure.
Eli’s plans are set in motion. His first target: Lord Brever, Count of Althay. Meanwhile, Eli’s and Alric’s transformations continue unabated. This time, the plug stolen from the dragon’s lair appears to have undergone some changes of its own.
Eli and Alric’s relationship deepens as they continue to undergo both mental and physical changes and Eli turns his attention to the kingdom’s nobles and their fat purses as the greed in his heart continues to grow.
One night of passion with the young footman Alric turns into a torrid fling as the first little indication that Eli did not escape from Aellir’s lair fully unscathed surfaces.
Eli, master thief of twenty years, pulls off the heist of the century by stealing from a dragon’s hoard. Little does he know just how much this feat will change his life forever.