Mourning the loss of his parents, orphaned baby brass dragon Kyani ventures out into the desert to find something to eat, and finds a gnome named Hector instead. When he saves Hector from certain death by giant centipede, he thinks he’s found a friend for life.
Hector is not so sure he wants a chatty, hungry brass dragon following his every move. But with a group of Solamnic knights and a settlement of dwarves ready to go to blows over the marvelous invention Hector guards with his life -- and a thief stalking that very device -- he may need the help that only a fun-loving brass dragon can provide. [from publisher web site]