In Mistress of Dragons we were introduced to a world where political deception, greed, and avarice have led to a violation of the ""hands off"" rule of the Parliament of Dragons concerning the affairs of men, threatening more than policy and order--the violation threatened the freedom of the entire human race.Now, in The Dragon's Son, anarchy threatens to disrupt the delicate order the Parliament has tried to protect. Hope lies in the twin offspring of a high priestess and a dragon, so long as the twins live to maturity. Until then, their identities must be held secret--even from each other. It is up to the dragon emissary who passes himself off as a man, Draconas, to protect them both...before the internecine struggle destroys the Parliament of Dragons and brings an oppressive reign of fire down upon all mortal men. At the publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management software (DRM) applied.
Weaving more spellbinding magic in the second book of her Dragonvarld trilogy, Weis charts the fate of Melisande's twin sons, whose bloody birth marked the cliffhanging conclusion of Mistress of Dragons (2003). Marcus, "human, born of love and magic," and Ven, "half-dragon and half-human, born of evil," are at the crux of a conflict within the Parliament of Dragons that secretly watches over a wonderfully detailed landscape similar to medieval Earth's. The innocent twins grow up apart in vastly different worlds: Prince Marcus inherits his mother's dragon magic and lives a semi-normal life as King Edward of Idlyswylde's bastard son, while Ven, human from the waist up (but blue-scaled, white-clawed dragon from the waist down), grows up the impoverished charge of a cold, grieving ex-soldier. Dragon's blood imbues each boy with fantastic abilities, but also puts them in danger from rebel dragons disguised as humans. Readers' hearts will ache for the conflicted Ven. Other notable characters include the wise Draconas, a dragon in human form who seeks to protect the twins and to uphold the ancient dragon law against killing humans, and Evelina, the vain and foolish gypsy who figures in Ven's reunion with his long-lost twin. A surprising, fire-breathing conclusion, sure to please dragon fans, sets the stage for volume three.
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September 28, 2005
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