Another historical novel of Dragaera, written in a pseudo-French romantic style (think Three Musketeers). A bit long-winded, but still fun and interesting. We get to meet up with a number of (long-lived) Dragaerans who will be prominent in the Vlad Taltos books such as Aliera e'Kieron and Sethra Lavode, and learn the details of what happened with Lord Adron e'Kieron's scheme that so dramatically changed the history of Dragaera City. Second in the series, after the Phoenix Guards and before the Viscount of Adrilankha.
Brust's rollicking tale of what happened in the Phoenix Guards, well, 400 years after the first tale . . . Told in the style of Dumas' THREE MUSKETEERS.
In which our Heroes--Khaavren, Pel, Aerich and Tazendra--are reunited again a mere five centuries later...just in time for an uprising that threatens to destroy the Imperial Orb itself!
This is the story of the conspiracy against the Empire that begins in the mean streets of Underside and flourishes in the courtly politics of the Palace where Khaavren has loyally served in the Guards this past half-millennium.
It is the tale of the Dragonlord Adron's overweening schemes, of his brilliant daughter Aliers, and the eldritch Sethra Lavode.
And it is the tale of four boon companions, of love, and of revenge...a tale from the history of Dragaera, of the events that changed the world!
Sequel to The Phoenix Guards
it is the tale of four boon companions, of love, and of revenge... a tale from the history of dragaera, of the events that changed the world.