The Ring of Allaire (Winter King's War, Bk 1)
The Ring of Allaire - Winter King's War, Bk 1 Author:Susan Dexter Master magician Blais was dead, murdered by the evil ice-lord Nimir. Now there was only Tristan, an ill-trained apprentice, to carry on the quest to rescue Allaire, a princess held in enchanted sleep in Nimir's frozen halls. Though a thousand master mages had already failed in the quest, Tristan must succeed -- or all of Calandra would be do... more »omed by Nimir's greed.
First Tristan would have to find the wonder-horse Valadan, who had vanished long ago. Then he had to secure the aid of the one knight among many who was a true Heir to the Throne. Together, they must overcome the Guardian dragon of Nimir's realm.
After that -- well, there was still the tenth ring to be found, since Allaire was powerless without it.
Nothing, of course, was ever that simple. There were complications . . .« less
A wizard's young apprentice is sent on a quest into the icy domain of the evil Nimir to rescue the princess Allaire. His only companions are a knight who would be king, a talking cat, a magical warhorse and a bird. Together they must fight the icy dragon at Darkenkeep and awaken the sleeping princess.