This story is about two advanced island civilizations hidden in the Atlantic Ocean from the world by choice and competing for control. The world is getting more populated by 1688, making discovery imminent and a reason to conquer before being overwhelmed by sheer numbers of invaders from the outside world. The advanced civilization that wants to conquer the world is seeking an ancient firestone as a weapon and experimenting with hybrid animal-dragons to attack the outside world. The benevolent advanced civilization is trying to stop them. The characters for the bad guys are Dragon Queen (experiment gone wrong) and a Wizard. Good guys have families of guardians that guide the civilization and a flying creature much the same size as a raptor with telepathic capabilities. Both civilizations utilize crystal technology for all their energy and, unfortunately, military needs. Both civilizations race on to acquire more advanced weaponry and creatures over the course of the next nine books.