Serali is an unusual child who may someday change her world. But now all she wants is to find her own place in it.
Ever since her adopted parents told her the story of how she was abandoned in their inn on the night she was born, Serali has wondered who her birth parents were, and who she is. But on the day when Serali discovers that she can turn into a dragon she realizes that she needs to ask not who, but what. Is she a human with an unusual ability, or she is a dragon somehow born in human shape?
As she learns and grows she sees much of her world and the different peoples that live in it, and she begins to think that the real question is not who she is, nor even what she is, but where she belongs. A child of two worlds, she feels like an alien in both. Can she ever feel at home among the strange society of dragons? Can she ever live without fear among humans, who call dragons monsters?