An idealistic young prince convinces an aging warrior and a struggling witch to help him kill the dragon that is terrorizing his kingdom
As a vicious dragon stalks the Southlands, Crown Prince Gareth ventures to the forbidding North in search of the only man who can kill it. He is Lord Aversin, the Dragonsbane, whose dragon-slaying days have won him renown across the land. But when Gareth finds Lord Aversin, he discovers the mighty hero is squat and bespectacled, the ruler of a mud-village who admits that he killed the dragon not with a lance, but with ignoble poison. Still, he’ll have to do. Gareth and Aversin set off in company with Jenny Waynest, a witch with great ambitions but disappointingly puny powers—a ragtag crew destined to become legendary, or die in the attempt. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Barbara Hambly, including rare photos and never-before-seen documents from the author’s personal collection.
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This was the first book that I read that truly awakened in me the joy of reading. No other book has ever truly been my favorite since this one and doubtfully ever will. The journey with Jenny through all her trials and choices has always evoked within me a sense that cannot be explained or understood by anyone that had not read the story. In a sense Morkeleb touched my mind as well and awakened the sleeping dragon within me. A gift that had always been cherished by me.
I loved this book. It had a very unique take on how the dragons look at things and how magic is used. I also enjoyed the gnomes being thrown as miners opposed to it always being dwarves. Overall it has a very fresh take on an old story and I thank you for a story very well done!