War and destruction loom large in this exciting, standalone second volume of an epic fantasy trilogy by two USA Today bestselling authors
USA Today and New York Times bestselling authors Mercedes Lackey and James Mallory continue The Dragon Prophecy, which began with Crown of Vengeance. Set in a masterful fantasy world filled with elves and demons, unicorns and goblins, and mages and warriors, this entertaining fantasy continues the legend of Vieliessar Farcarinon, the first High King.
As Vieliessar confronts the first waves of the forces of Darkness, her destined Bondmate, Runacar, leads a rag-tag group to war. For centuries, the Elves have hunted the Otherfolk — minotaurs, gryphons, dryads, and more — considering them beasts. But they have a complex society, Runacar discovers, and though he is an Elf, he takes it as his mission to help them reclaim their lands from his former friends and allies.
The Dragon Prophecy is a tale of loyalty and betrayal, of love and loss, of sacrifice and salvation, an epic fantasy that will appeal to readers of Lackey's Valdemar novels as well as fans of Robin Hobb or Diana Gabaldon.
Mercedes Ritchie Lackey (born 1950) is an American writer of fantasy novels. Many of her novels and trilogies are interlinked and set in the world of Velgarth, mostly in and around the country of Valdemar. Her Valdemar novels form a complex tapestry of interaction between human and non-human protagonists with many different cultures and social mores.
Her other main world is one much like our own, but it includes clandestine populations of elves, mages, vampires, and other mythical beings. The Bedlam's Bard books describe a young man with the power to work magic through music; the SERRAted Edge books are about racecar driving elves; and the Diana Tregarde thrillers center on a Wiccan who combats evil.
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