In which Vlad Taltos finds himself, much to his surprise, at the fateful Battle of Baritt's Tomb
Marching through mud just isn't as much fun as they say.
After years of surviving in Adrilankha by practicing the trade I know best--killing people for a living--suddenly I'm in the last place any self-respecting assassin wants to be: the army. Worse, I'm right in the middle of a apocalyptic battle between two sorcerous armies, and everyone expects me to play a role they won't explain. All I've got between me and the worst kind of death is my wits. Oh, and a smart-mouthed winged lizard...
This is the eighth to be published in the popular hardboiled noir/fantasy series starring Vlad Taltos, a human crimelord in a world mainly populated by the vastly taller and longer-lived Dragaerans. Most of the action in DRAGON would merit its placement as the second book in the series timeline, between TALTOS and YENDI. However, the resolution of the plot takes place between YENDI and the following book in the timeline, JHEREG. When an important Dragaeran nobleman dies and one of his swords is subsequently stolen, it sets off a chain of events that results in war. Right in the middle of the action is our hero, the wisecracking assassin Vlad, who joins the army after the leader of the opposing forces personally annoys him.
- Genre: Science Fiction + Fantasy, Fiction + Literature Themes, Fiction + Literature Genres
- Subgenre: Types of Characters, Bestiary, Magic, General, Militaristic, Political
- Publisher: Tor Fantasy
- Pages: 288
- Edition: Reissue
- Format: paperback
- Release Date:
November 1, 1999
- Date Published:
November 1, 1999
Author: Steven Brust
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