Ward, ruler of Hurog, is striving to restore his lands and people to prosperity, wanting nothing more than a quiet life. But when an old friend, escaping from High King Jakoven’s torturers, seeks refuge in his keep, Ward can no longer ignore the growing rebellion against the tyrannical High King. He realizes that he cannot stand aside - he must join with the rebels. However, Jakoven has a secret weapon with which he intends to crush the rebellion - Farsonsbane, a magical artifact that has destroyed entire cities. But first, Jakoven needs blood to awaken it. Dragon’s blood. The very blood that courses through Ward’s veins.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - ElizabethConard - LibraryThing
I loved the this book and its predecessor, "Dragon Bones". My only complaint is I wish they'd been longer. Briggs could have done an obnoxious epic fantasy treatment with both books and I would've ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - maureene87 - LibraryThing
It was nice to have the rest of Ward’s story, but I think I preferred Dragon Bones. Somehow the stakes for this never quite seemed real to me and so I was never that worried. [Aug. 2011] Read full review