Synopses & Reviews
A thousand years before the Winter War, Elgo, prince of the Vanadurin, killed the Dragon Sleeth and returned home with the fabulous wealth from the dead beasts lair. But there was more in the bounty than gems and gold, for the treasure was cursed, and in time it brought death to noble and peasant, war between Man and Dwarf, strife and destruction beyond reckoning.
Now, generations later, as the conflict continues, the great Dragon Black Kalgalath, in league with the Wizard Andrak, appears to avenge Sleeths death and claim the Dragon-cursed hoard. Against this unholy alliance, two sworn enemies set forth to find a legendary long-lost weapon: a warhammer of incalculable power that may be the only hope of victory. But neither the Warrior Maiden Elyn nor the Dwarf Thork is prepared for the dangers awaiting them on this quest....
“Evocative and compelling.”—Jennifer Roberson, author of The Wild Road
“McKiernan brews magic with an insightful blend of laughter, tears, and high courage.”—Janny Wurts, author of Initiates Trial
"McKiernans narratives have heart and fire and drive.”—Katharine Kerr, author of License to Ensorcell
“Great, grand thundering adventure…sure to stir even an armchair readers blood.”—Janny Wurts, author of Initiates Trial
“I loved it...a wonderful fantasy on the high seas....Its got romance and disaster and plenty of magic.”—Kate Elliott, author of Cold Steel
“A fast-paced story with heart, humor, and panache. This is heroic fantasy in the grand style.”—Susan Shwartz, author of Hostile Takeover
] was really a pleasant surprise, quite possibly the best book that Ive read in a while. With the great plot, strong characters, atmosphere, and all the other characteristics required for a good book, Id say that this is probably as close to a perfect fantasy novel as Ive read.”—SF Site
Following visions of a terrifying war for Mithgar, the valiant elf Arin embarks upon a desperate mission to recruit a band of six extraordinary beings. Their purpose is a quest to obtain the one relic whose awesome power can thwart the scourge of Mithgar--the mighty Dragonstone!
Welcome to Mithgar, Dennis L. McKiernans classic bestselling fantasy series of adventure where legends are forged in the fires of sorcery....
For as long as she can remember, the Elven Lady Arin has been besieged by visions from the pastor the future. But none has ever left her so shaken as the one that foretells the fall of Mithgar: images of raging dragons and brutal legions laying waste to everything in their path signifying a devastating war that will threaten the land.
There is more to the prophecy than a warningriddles within the vision that Arin must decipher if she is to prevent the forthcoming destruction. And it will take a journey across countless leaguesconnected to a relic of immense power known as the Dragonstoneto find the answers to Mithgars salvation....
The Mage Alamar has never forgotten the life debt he owes to Farrix, one of the legendary Hidden Ones of Mithgar, who keep to themselves and avoid contact with ordinary humans. So when Farrixs mate, the Lady Jinnarin, appears on Alamars doorstep, he fears the worst.
Months ago, Farrix vanishedand Jinnarin has been plagued by nightmares of him being in danger ever since. To find him, Alamar and Jinnarin must embark on a journey across the sea to confront a master of dark magic preparing to open a portal between Mithgar and a destructive Dark God....
About the Author
Dennis L. McKiernan
is the author of many novels, most of them set in the world of Mithgar. He is one of the most prolific and enduring writers of fantasy today. He lives in Arizona with his wife, Martha Lee.