The Crystal Pawn
Deborah Jarvis, author
Deirdre Hawes had never thought of her life as extraordinary until one day she met her father and thus began the adventure of a lifetime. Armed only with the knowledge that she is heir to special magical gifts that would allow her to call on the aid of the long-vanished dragons, she finds herself drawn into a web of intrigue and murder where the powers behind the throne are aligning to make sure she doesn't succeed, no matter the cost. Deirdre soon finds her life in the hands of those she’s been told not to trust, but trust them she must if she is to have any hope of not only completing her quest but surviving to make the journey home.