The Defenders' Apprentice (Dragonsfall Book 1)
Amelia Smith, author
The Defenders' order is dying, but that's no surprise. They've been in hiding for over a hundred years, and apprentices are getting harder to find – hardly anyone can see the dragons any more. Eppie picked pockets on the streets of Anamat for years before one of the Defenders noticed her. She hid well, but one day she picked the wrong pocket, or was it the right one? She sets out to save the dragon Tiada, but if her mentor and the others fall in the battle, who will defend the dragons next time?