Dragon Venom

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Macmillan, Nov 1, 2004 - Fiction - 416 pages
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After many years of peace in the Lands of Men, there came Dragon Weather: a wave of incredible heat, oppressive humidity, dark angry clouds . . . and dragons. Dragons with no remorse, no sympathy, no use for humans; dragons who destroyed an entire village and everyone in it. Everyone, that is, except the young boy Arlian. Orphaned and alone, Arlian was captured by looters and sold as a mining slave. He finally escaped, fueled by years of hatred and a personal vow to bring justice to all who had wronged him.

After killing those who enslaved him, Arlian sought out The Dragon Society, whose sworn purpose was to stand against the dragon menace. It was there, among his peers, that Arlian discovered he is humanity's best hope for defeating the dragons . . . permanently.

Now, Arlian seeks his final vengeance: death to all of dragonkind. But as he begins to destroy the evil beasts, wild magic seeps into the Lands of Men, sowing chaos and destruction in its wake. Will Arlian's all-consuming quest for justice consume humanity as well? The answer may lie within his ancient foe's most lethal weapon: Dragon Venom



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User Review  - PMaranci - LibraryThing

I liked it. I did see the rebirth of the gods coming - to be honest, it was hard to see any OTHER way to work out that part of the plot - but that wasn't a disappointment. In fact, the more I thought ... Read full review

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User Review  - Karlstar - LibraryThing

A good end to this trilogy. For once, a trilogy that ends with no future books in sight! In this book, Lord Obsidian has hit an obstacle. Not only has his campaign against the dragons caused ... Read full review

Contents

The Dragons
In the Dragons Lair
The Warlords Mercy
Wine and Conversation
A Bird in the Hand
The Defense of Ethinior
A Wearisome Journey
A Debatable Homecoming
Considerations for the Future
Encounters at the Citadel
The Border Aflame
A Visit from Lord Zaner
An Awkward Supper
The Third Alternative
The Magicians
Plans and Preparations

Lord Obsidians Guests
Lady Rime at Home

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Born and raised in Massachusetts, Lawrence Watt-Evans has been a full-time writer and editor for more than twenty years. The author of more than thirty novels, over one hundred short stories, and more than one hundred and fifty published articles, Watt-Evans writes primarily in the fields of science fiction, fantasy, horror, and comic books. His short fiction has won the Hugo Award as well as twice winning the Asimov's Readers Award. His fiction has been published in England, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, Poland, France, Hungary, and Russia
He served as president of the Horror Writers Association from 1994 to 1996 and after leaving that office was the recipient of HWA's first service award ever. He is also a member of Novelists Inc., and the Science Fiction Writers of America. Married with two children, he and his wife Julie live in Maryland.

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