Priestess of the Dragons' Temple (Anamat Book 2)
Amelia Smith, author
Priestess of the Dragons' Temple Once, Iola flew with a dragon. If she can become ambassadress to the dragons' realm, she might fly again, but first she must navigate life as an ordinary priestess. The temple is not the perfect sanctuary she'd hoped for. Some of her fellow priestesses dragon-blind and corrupt. Worse, they see Iola's devotions as evidence of greed. The ambassadress returns, too sick to fly again. Iola is chosen nurse her, and to have a chance at taking her place. Iola's main rival, Tiagasa, was raised in a prince's palace. She thrives on political intrigue and gossip, and her lover is about to become governor of the city. Iola is just a village girl dazzled by dragons. Her few friends and allies aren't much more savvy than she is. Still, they hope to persuade the new governor to make Iola ambassadress, and to choose faith over scheming, one way or another.