Emperor Krystfallen, the fabled First Dragon Emperor, awakens five hundred years after he supposedly died after sacrificing his life to complete a spell, banishing the Blight Incarnate, and saving the continent of Forkspear from being consumed by the Blighted Multitude.
Follow the First Emperor, who is nothing like the person proclaimed by the legends, and the lives of various people he meets along the way, who have their own motivations, as he tries to uncover what has happened during the centuries that he was asleep.
If he didn’t die, then his spell wasn’t completed. So why wasn’t the world destroyed after he failed?
Note: A Dragon Gnawing Its Tail contains some graphic violence.