The Cloud Roads
The Cloud Roads by Martha Wells
Publication Date: 2011. Check Availability

Moon has spent his life trying to blend in among the other races that inhabit his world while hiding what he really is--a shapeshifter capable of transforming into a dragon. When he meets another shapeshifter who claims to know Moon's true heritage, Moon follows him home and finds himself drawn into the politics and infighting of a community like he never imagined. Wells' worldbuilding is so detailed and the character so real you'll forget they're not even human... (Kristi)