From publisher blurb:
Called the Dragon Empire or the Empire of the Beasts, Vanora is one of the oldest and most unique nations in the Known Lands. Ruled by an uninterrupted dynasty of elves, Vanora is home to valiant samurai who live for their Emperor, secretive ninja who conceal themselves within shadow until the last moment ebfore they strike, and brilliant mechamages who craft majestic drakes from iron and steam. The Darkfall has not ravaged Vanora as other nations, but its threat still lurks just beneath the surface. The forests teem with undead, treachery seems to hide behind every corner, and the recent failed coup against Emperor Dyok the Younger weighs heavy in the mind of all loyal Vanorans.
This first entry in the Nations of Aden series examines the people, places, culture, and history of the nation of Vanora in vastly greater detail than ever before. Within you will find all manner of ancient secrets concerning the Dragon Empire, including the mysteries of the Way of the Ten Beasts and the deadly secrets of kuji-in, the arcane ninja hand symbols!