From the back of the book:
The sun breaks through the highest mountain peaks, the clouds slowly parted by the wind to reveal a marvel of human ingenuity. Highthrone, a grand city clinging to the cliffs and mountain slopes, teeming with people who got used to living — even thriving — at heights reserved for the proudest and strongest birds, dragons, and spirits.
Highthrone is a city of contrasts, to all appearances a noble and successful city of proud, resourceful people who have weathered all that the extremes of mountain life can throw at them. Appearances can be deceiving however, for beneath the surface lies a rich mixture of political turmoil and approaching conflict.