An elegant, highly stylized fantasy from the author of the Vlad Taltos books. Introduces readers to a younger - and more naive - Morrolan.
Follows after The Phoenix Guards and Five Hundred Years After; first of a trilogy (The Viscount of Adrilankha) followed by The Lord of Castle Black and Sethra Lavode. These books are set in the past of the same world as Brust's Vlad Taltos novels, and introduce us to several of the important Dragerans that show up throughout Vlad's career.
The long-awaited sequel to The Phoenix Guards and Five Hundred Years After
---------Written in the style of Dumas' THREE MUSKETEERS-----------
Two hundred years after Adron's Disaster, in which Dragaera City was accidentally reduced to an ocean of chaos by an experiment in wizardry gone wrong, the Empire isn't what it used to be. Deprived at a single blow of their Emperor, of the Orb that is the focus of the Empire's power, of their capital city with its Impe-rial bureaucracy, and of a great many of their late fellow citizens, the surviving Dragaerans have been limping through a long Interregnum, bereft even of the simple magic and sorcery they were accustomed to use in everyday life.
Now the descendants and successors of the great ad-venturers Khaavren, Pel, Aerich, and Tazendra are growing up in this seemingly diminished world, con-vinced, like their elders, that the age of adventures is over and nothing interesting will ever happen to them. They are, of course, quite wrong . . . .