The Lure of the Basilisk (Lords of Dus, Bk 1)
The Lure of the Basilisk - Lords of Dus, Bk 1 Author:Lawrence Watt-Evans QUEST PERILOUS — Garth was promised immortal fame by the Forgotten King - a decrepit ancient, dressed in yellow rags, who huddled over a tavern table in the decaying outpost of Skelleth. But there was a price. Garth must first bring back the creature he would find in the ancient crypts beneath the ensorcelled city of Mormoreth. — To an overman, su... more »ch as Garth, it seemed a simple task... until he found that the way was beset by invisible bandits... that Mormoreth was ruled by the dreaded enchanter Shang... and that the dweller in the crypts was a basilisk, whose breath was poison, whose touch was deadly and whose gaze turned any living creature to stone!
How does a man - or even an overman - entrap a basilisk? How can he handle it on the long road back to Skelleth? And above all - what possible use has the Forgotten King for a basilisk?« less