By Barbara Hambly
An idealistic younger prince convinces an getting older warrior and a suffering witch to aid him kill the dragon that's terrorizing his kingdom
As a vicious dragon stalks the Southlands, Crown Prince Gareth ventures to the forbidding North looking for the single guy who can kill it. he's Lord Aversin, the Dragonsbane, whose dragon-slaying days have received him renown around the land. but if Gareth unearths Lord Aversin, he discovers the potent hero is squat and bespectacled, the ruler of a mud-village who admits that he killed the dragon now not with a lance, yet with ignoble poison. nonetheless, he'll need to do.
Gareth and Aversin trigger in corporation with Jenny Waynest, a witch with nice objectives yet disappointingly puny powers—a ragtag workforce destined to turn into mythical, or die within the attempt.
This publication gains an illustrated biography of Barbara Hambly, together with infrequent images and never-before-seen records from the author's own assortment.
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Sam opened his mouth, and she waited for the retort, but it never came. He bowed deeply. “As you wish,” he said. They swapped particularly vulgar gestures before she stalked down the hallway. Dodging puddles of filth, vomit, and the gods knew what else, Celaena found it just a tad difficult to match Rolfe’s long stride. With rain clouds gathering overhead, many of the people in the street—raggedy pirates swaying where they stood, prostitutes stumbling past after a long night, barefoot orphans running amok—had begun migrating into the various ramshackle buildings.
I’d watch your back around Sam. ” Sam, the traitorous bastard, didn’t hide his smirk. The other pirate captains chuckled. Celaena stared hard at Rolfe. Her stomach twisted with hunger. She’d eat later—swipe something from the tavern kitchens. ” He waved a hand, beckoning her to go on. ” Rolfe gave her a lazy smile. “I don’t mind Rolfe,” Sam mused later into the pitch darkness of their room. Celaena, who’d taken first watch, glared toward where his bed lay against the far wall. “Of course you don’t,” she grumbled, relishing the free air on her face.
It might have just been the late hour, but Celaena could have sworn that her mentor was paler than usual. Her stomach twisted. “Gregori’s been caught,” Arobynn finally said. Well, that would explain one person missing from this meeting. “His mission was a trap. ” Celaena sighed through her nose. This was why she’d been awakened? She tapped a slippered foot on the marble floor. “Then kill him,” she said. She’d never liked Gregori, anyway. When she was ten, she’d fed his horse a bag of candy and he’d thrown a dagger at her head for it.