"...We began with James Andellis and frigid Chazzrynn, my son, so that takes us to Harlaheim, in the year of 345. Ah yes, the kingdom of the crown and rose, treacherous old beauty. Very well, let me tell you more of Shinayne T'Sarrin then, for this is her story. Harlaheim was cold and wet from late winter rains. Enemies seemed to be all around, but not often found. The shadows were deep and long from the high rooftops of the decadent city at night, and the docks were not any more welcoming. Several times Lady Shinayne, as she was known back then, had encountered those stalking the scroll of Annar and her friends. And several times she and the horned gladiator, Saberrak, had taken them down in the mysterious streets of Harlaheim. The elven swordswoman was the deadliest blade in the capital, some say the kingdom at that time, perhaps even the continent, according to the elves..." Of dragons and crowns takes us to the tower of Kalzarius, where Shinayne, Gwenneth, Saberrak, James, and Zen are in hiding while the secrets of the Scroll of Annar unravel before them. The turbulent politics of the young monarchs, the church, and its divided knights will embroil around the heroes, driving them to famed Soujan Mountain. A charitable lord intervenes, new enemies hunt them with old prices upon their heads, courtesy of Johnas Valhera and the White Spider. Following behind their trail is none other than Kendari of Stillwood, yet even he is stalked as the journey heads north and beyond.An epic fantasy saga two decades in the making, The Last Pantheon introduces readers to a dark new realm of legendary heroes and forgotten myths. Of dragons and crowns is the second novel of eighteen in the series, and will be followed with the next installment, of ghosts and giants.