Dragonsbane Author:Barbara Hambly Gareth had come to the Winterlands filled with naive notions about heros - and was quickly disillusioned upon meeting Lord John Aversin, the only living man to have slain a dragon. Earthy, a bit of a bumpkin, John was not at all the noble knight Gar had envisioned. Even worse, according to Aversin's mistress - a minor witch named Jenny Waynest... more » - the ballads about John's dragon-slaying were gross exagerations.
It was a bitter blow to the young man who'd come to bring the Dragonsbane back to save his homeland. For the world's most ancient and fearsome dragon had seized the Deep of Ylferdun. Flying forth from the hoard of gold within, Morkeleb the Black was ravaging the kingdom.
But the dragon was not the only peril. Gareth did not tell John and Jenny that the king had been bewitched by a cunning sorceress; the kingdom seethed with strife. Even if John managed to kill Morkeleb he might be engulfed by a greater evil. And if he didn't kill the dragon?
Neither John nor his companions were fully prepared for what would happen in that case.« less