By Mercedes Lackey

Within the fourth and ultimate novel of Mercedes Lackey's Dragon Jousters sequence, Kiron, the fellow who had as soon as been a dragon-boy referred to as Vetch, has united the dragon riders and controlled to rid their international of either warfare and magical domination. yet are the evil Magi rather long gone for stable? As Kiron attempts to construct a brand new civilization on the website of an deserted cliff dweller's urban, known as Aerie, conflicts come up, and he quickly realizes there's a colossal conspiracy at paintings, together with people who have infiltrated each stroll of life-even his family. as soon as the heads of the Magi, those conspirators are decided to regain their sinister control.

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A cold draft made the candle flames waver, and a servant stoked the great hearth in the corner of the room behind the dais. Who­ ever sat at the Prince’s far left would bake; whoever sat at his far right would freeze. About fifteen minutes past the striking of the hour, finely dressed, bejeweled Derzhi men and women began crowding into the dining room, jockeying for places at the lower tables. The Baron did not entertain, nor did the master before that, a less than prosperous merchant who could not afford to do so, TRANSFORMATION 39 so it had been on the order of five years since I had been in the midst of so many hostile people at once.

Certainly not what I was thinking. Chapter 3 It was another seven days until I was brought out of my cell again. The day was brilliantly sunny, a rarity in Capharna’s high valley, which seemed to capture every fog, mist, and cloud that hung in the northern mountains of Azhakstan. Perhaps it was this ever-present cloud of mystery that con­ vinced the Derzhi, who had their origins in the dune seas of central Azhakstan where the sky was a constant flat steel blue, that Capharna was a holy city, sacred to their gods.

From the first moment of the first day he snapped at every comer, even if they were presenting a chest of riches to be transported back to the treasury at Zhagad. ” he fretted on the third morning, just before the doors were opened to the line of opulently attired Derzhi. He tugged and jerked at the heavy red robe attached to his shoulders. “If Father is to have the privileges of being Emperor, then he must take the duties with it. Why do I care that the House of Gorusch has usurped three grainfields from the House of Rhyzka?

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