As the armies of the Horsekin lay siege to the city of Cengarn, half-elven mercenary Rhodry Maelwaedd races against time to bring aid to its defenders-in the form of the legendary dragon Arzosah. Continuing the story begun in Days of Blood and Fire (LJ, 6/15/93), Kerr weaves interlocking tales of past treachery and present danger into a complex tapestry of lives governed by destiny. Fans of the author's Deverry novels will enjoy this latest addition to a growing body of work.
Did not read the books prior to this one in the series, but because of the great story telling, I fill that I am filled in on many of the details of the story. Really like all the characters of the story. Like that character popularity does not deem that they will not be killed out of the story. In light that this was such a good read, I will be seeking out the sequel to read.