The Black Unicorn Author:terry brooks From Witch's Kettle to Dragon's Fire. 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 stome until it cracked."You are not welcome here, Nightshade!" — Nightshade laugh... more »ed mirthlessly. "I have brought you 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?" Strago snoted dirisively.
"This one doesn't even begin to look like Holiday."
"Look closely, dragon."
Suddenly Strago saw. "Yes! Yes, it is Holiday." THe jaws parte and a long tongue licked greedily over blackened teeth.
Ben had accepted the facxt that he was not going to get out of this, but he hated to die with knowing how he had been undone.« less