The Elvenbane Author:Andre Norton & Mercedes Lackey The world was run by the elvenlords. Powerful, proud, secure in their dominion over the puny humans and halfbreeds, they built cities of wondrous beauty, kept legions of slaves for work and entertainment, took their pleasure with Elven or human concubines. The Prophecy was the only cloud on an otherwise perfectly clear horizon of Elven supremacy... more ».
In the desert, Serina Daeth, formerly the favored human concubine of Elven overlords Dyran, is about to change all that. Driven into the desert when her lord discoverd her pregnancy, she dreams as she dies of a midwife helping to deliver her baby. She doesn't reliaze her dream is the dragon shaman Alara.
Alara, herself about to give birth, takes pity on the babe and with her son Keman raises the girl, Shana. Father Dragon, the wisest shaman of the dragons, can tell the halfbreed is more than a mere pest in their midst. She is that most dangerous and treasured person, the fulfillment of the Prophecy, whose magic and fortunes will remake the world. Shana, full of her own bright dreams of the future, little realizes the love, betrayal, wizardry and adventure that lie ahead for her and those who become part of her extraordinary life. For her story is legend, the true myth and history of the Elvenbane.« less