ARIAKAS WAS AMBITIOUS
Vast armies surge across Krynn, spreading shadows of evil dragonkind over the land. All these horrific forces follow the commands of one man...
Ariakas, the Emperor of Ansalon.
Warrior, priest, nobleman, king... he attains glory and power by climbing over the bodies of his enemies. And his rise is aided by Takhisis, his mighty mistress. Yet, when the ultimate victory of evil looms, Ariakas must master his own ambitions-or oppose the Dark Queen herself.
The Villians Series explores the corrupted origins of the malevolent minions of Takhisis, Queen of Darkness.
Douglas Niles (born 1954) is a fantasy author and game designer. Niles was one of the creators of the Dragonlance world and the author of the first three Forgotten Realms novels, and the Top Secret S/I espionage role-playing game.