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As a human and an Easterner, Vlad Taltos has survived in the decadent city of Drilankha by practicing the trade he knows best - killing people for a living. His skill as an assassin, and the timely intervention of his telepathic winged-lizard companion, Loiosh, have won him a relatively safe post in House Jhereg, running the rackets for a section of the great city. But when a powerful Dragonlord commands him to track down an enchanted weapon of great power - before it has even been stolen - Vlad finds himself inexorably drawn to the last place he wants to be, a total war on an apocalyptic scale between two sorcerous enemies, where he must play crucial role without a clue as to what is expected of him. Only his cunning wit and well-earned distrust of all things magical stand between Vlad and a most unpleasant demise.

Synopsis:

As a human and an Easterner, Vlad Taltos has survived in the decadent city of Adrilankha by practicing the trade he knows best--killing people for a living. When the Dragonlord commands him to track down a powerful weapon, Vlad is drawn into an apocalyptic war where he must rely on his cunning wit and distrust of all things magical.

Synopsis:

In which Vlad Taltos finds himself, much to his surprise, at the fateful Battle of Baritt's Tomb
 
Marching through mud just isn't as much fun as they say.
 
After years of surviving in Adrilankha by practicing the trade he knows best—killing people for a living—suddenly Vlad Taltos finds himself in the last place any self-respecting assassin wants to be: the army. Worse, he's right in the middle of a apocalyptic battle between two sorcerous armies, and everyone expects him to play a role they won't explain. All Vlad's got between him and the worst kind of death is his wits. Oh, and a smart-mouthed winged lizard...
 
Dragon is Steven Brust at his best—a swashbuckling fantasy adventure.

Synopsis:

In which Vlad Taltos finds himself, much to his surprise, at the fateful Battle of Baritt's Tomb
 
Marching through mud just isn't as much fun as they say.
 
After years of surviving in Adrilankha by practicing the trade I know best--killing people for a living--suddenly I'm in the last place any self-respecting assassin wants to be: the army. Worse, I'm right in the middle of a apocalyptic battle between two sorcerous armies, and everyone expects me to play a role they won't explain. All I've got between me and the worst kind of death is my wits. Oh, and a smart-mouthed winged lizard...

About the Author

Born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and raised in a family of Hungarian labor organizers, Steven Brust worked as a musician and a computer programmer before coming to prominence as a writer in 1983 with Jhereg, the first of his novels about Vlad Taltos, a human professional assassin in a world dominated by long-lived, magically-empowered human-like "Dragaerans."

Over the next several years, several more "Taltos" novels followed, interspersed with other work, including To Reign in Hell, a fantasy re-working of Milton's war in Heaven; The Sun, the Moon, and the Stars, a contemporary fantasy based on Hungarian folktales; and a science fiction novel, Cowboy Feng's Space Bar and Grille. The most recent "Taltos" novels are Dragon and Issola. In 1991, with The Phoenix Guards, Brust began another series, set a thousand years earlier than the Taltos books; its sequels are Five Hundred Years After and the three volumes of "The Viscount of Adrilankha": The Paths of the Dead, The Lord of Castle Black, and Sethra Lavode.

While writing, Brust has continued to work as a musician, playing drums for the legendary band Cats Laughing and recording an album of his own work, A Rose for Iconoclastes. He lives in Las Vegas, Nevada where he pursues an ongoing interest in stochastics.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780812589160
Author:
Brust, Steven
Publisher:
Tor Books
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Fantasy
Subject:
Fantasy - General
Subject:
Fantasy fiction
Subject:
Fantasy - Epic
Subject:
Taltos, Vlad (Fictitious character)
Subject:
Fantastic fiction
Subject:
Fantasy fiction, American
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-Fantasy-Epic
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Series:
Vlad Taltos Novels
Series Volume:
No. 8 of 15
Publication Date:
19991131
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
6.67 x 4.23 x 0.78 in

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Product details 288 pages Tor Books - English 9780812589160 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , As a human and an Easterner, Vlad Taltos has survived in the decadent city of Adrilankha by practicing the trade he knows best--killing people for a living. When the Dragonlord commands him to track down a powerful weapon, Vlad is drawn into an apocalyptic war where he must rely on his cunning wit and distrust of all things magical.
"Synopsis" by ,
In which Vlad Taltos finds himself, much to his surprise, at the fateful Battle of Baritt's Tomb
 
Marching through mud just isn't as much fun as they say.
 
After years of surviving in Adrilankha by practicing the trade he knows best—killing people for a living—suddenly Vlad Taltos finds himself in the last place any self-respecting assassin wants to be: the army. Worse, he's right in the middle of a apocalyptic battle between two sorcerous armies, and everyone expects him to play a role they won't explain. All Vlad's got between him and the worst kind of death is his wits. Oh, and a smart-mouthed winged lizard...
 
Dragon is Steven Brust at his best—a swashbuckling fantasy adventure.
"Synopsis" by ,
In which Vlad Taltos finds himself, much to his surprise, at the fateful Battle of Baritt's Tomb
 
Marching through mud just isn't as much fun as they say.
 
After years of surviving in Adrilankha by practicing the trade I know best--killing people for a living--suddenly I'm in the last place any self-respecting assassin wants to be: the army. Worse, I'm right in the middle of a apocalyptic battle between two sorcerous armies, and everyone expects me to play a role they won't explain. All I've got between me and the worst kind of death is my wits. Oh, and a smart-mouthed winged lizard...

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