Blurb for Golden DaughterSairu is a Golden Daughter, which means that, officially, she doesn't exist. But, like her sisters, she's very much alive and very thoroughly skilled in disguise and in detecting and eliminating threats to whomever may become her master and husband. But unlike her sisters, Sairu doesn't wish to serve anyone unworthy, and so instead of becoming a wife and secret-protector to a king, she chooses to protect a Dream Walker from the moon goddess's temple. This puts the Golden Daughter in the way of the equally legendary and dangerous Crouching Dragons.
After Sairu joins the Dream Walker's service, she is commanded to guide her mistress safely to a distant temple. Many are their adventures as she tries to determine the strange illness besetting her mistress, the trustworthiness of an orange cat with unusual abilities who seems to be trailing them, and just who it is that's trying to kill the Dream Walker. And what to do about the handsome slave she helps rescue. Even aside from all of these issues, keeping her mistress safe is a much bigger job that Sairu anticipates, for the Dragon is after her as well, with a deadly plan as far-reaching as the Moon.
Brothers Sunan and Jovann are also important characters. Sunan, a weak, cast-out man who wants desperately to become a scholar, to be as different from his nomadic, barbaric tribal-leader father as possible, is forced into becoming one of the Crouching Dragons. Jovann, Sunan's favored younger brother, possessed of secret abilities, wants to further this father's cause of revenge against the entire empire, but is kidnapped and sold to slavers. Their paths take unlikely turns and will affect both an empire and the heavens themselves.