The Exciting Conclusion to the Dragonslayer Trilogy
Long laid plans finally bear fruit, but will it prove as sweet as hoped for? With the king on his deathbed, the power Amaury has sought for so long is finally in his grasp.
As opposition gathers from unexpected places, dragonkind fights for survival and a long-awaited reckoning grows close.
Soléne masters her magic, but questions the demands the world will make of her. Unable to say no when the call of duty comes, Gill realizes that the life he had given up on has not given up on him.
Once a servant of the crown, ever a servant of the crown...
The Dragonslayer Trilogy:
2. Knight of the Silver Circle
3. Servant of the Crown
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Hamilton brings the Dragonslayer trilogy to a dramatic close (following Knight of the Silver Circle) as the battle for control over magical and political power comes to a head. Master swordsman Guillot and mage Sol ne, now joined by Pharadon, the last of the ancient dragons, who wears a human form, try and fail to stop a magical cup from falling into the hands of their enemy, Prince Bishop Amaury of Mirabay. When he drinks from it, Amaury gains enormous power, and Gill and his friends are robbed of their only hope of saving the last young dragon, which would have required the cup's magic. While Pharadon goes in search of another way to save the dragon, Sol ne revives Mirabay's brain-damaged king, and together he and Gill fight to wrest the kingdom back from Amaury's control. Hamilton masterfully ties up loose ends while packing this final adventure with intrigue and action, but a sense of emotional connection is occasionally lacking as moments that ought to be wrenching pass in a rush and fall flat. Still, series readers will be satisfied by this suspenseful grand finale.