Title: Vedran's Hand
Author: Harper Kingsley
Landing page: http://harperkingsley.wordpress.com/drag
Summary: A duel to the death is to take place between two unbeaten champions. The Emperor's Hand, the man known only as Dragon Knight, has been tasked with giving out eighteen gold seals to men and women of his choice, allowing them to witness the legendary battle between Hezzero and Nasbeth. Everyone wants an invite, and they are willing to do whatever they have to in order to get one.
Meanwhile, machinations are going on behind the scenes and someone is planning for a new Emperor to be crowned. All they need is the death of Emperor Vedran Malvorta.
( Chapter Three )