The Black Unicorn Author:Terry Brooks At that moment the witch Nightshade appeared before the dragon Strabo with the stranger who believed himself to be Ben Holiday, High Lord of the Magic Kingdom of Landover. — Strabo rose to a guarded crouch, claws digging into the stone until it cracked. "You are not welcomed here, Nightshade!" — Nightshade laughed mirthlessly. "I have brought you ... more »something."
"There is nothing you could bring me that I would wish."
Nightshade's eyes glimmered crimson. "What if I were to offer you Landover's High Lord, dragon?" One clawed hand fastened on Ben's arm and dragged him forward.
"This one?" Strabo snorthed derisively."This one doesn't even begin to look like Holiday."
"Look closely, dragon."
Suddenly Strabo saw. "Yes! Yes, it is Holiday." The jaws parted and a long tongue licked greedily over blackened teeth.
Ben had accepted the fact that he was not going to get out of this, but he hated to die without knowing how he had been undone.« less