Thrice upon a time, there were three worlds of magic.
On one world faeries
suffer in a war against centaurs and satyrs. On another, goblins
scrabble about the ruins of giant machines. And on the third, humans are
ruled by theocracies that worship five immortal dragons. The task of
the priests: to gather the insane for dark purposes.
Galen Arvad, a young blacksmith, is plagued by fantastic dreams and tortured by common objects that talk to him. Unable to hide his eccentricities, he is hauled away and plunged into a deep chasm of danger and intrigue. But Galen's madness is a sign of magic that can bridge realms and strike down dragon lords. Can Galen learn to use his power – before he's destroyed by the monsters that rule his world?
Tracy Hickman (born 1955) has been writing and exploring fantasy and science fiction since the 1970s. Tracy eventually became a New York Times bestselling author (with Margaret Weis) of numerous series such as Dragonlance, the Death Gate Cycle, Darksword, and Rose of the Prophet.
Together with his wife Laura, Tracy co-created the Dragonlance and Ravenloft games and, more recently, their own fantasy series, The Bronze Canticles. Tracy and Laura live in the Salt Lake Valley of Utah and have four children.