By Mercedes Lackey
(DAW, Mass Market Paperback, 9780756401535, 448pp.)
Publication Date: March 2, 2004
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National best-selling fantasy author Mercedes Lackey creates a vivid, dynamic fusion of the cultures of ancient Egypt and legendary Atlantis with the most exciting and believable portrayal of dragons ever imagined. The first book in this thrilling new series introduces us to a young slave who dreams of becoming a jouster-one of the few warriors who can actually ride a flying dragon. And so, in secret, he begins to raise his own dragon...
Mercedes Lackey is a full-time writer and has published numerous novels and works of short fiction, including the best-selling Heralds Of Valdemar series. She is also a professional lyricist and a licensed wild bird rehabilitator. She lives in Oklahoma with her husband, artist Larry Dixon, and their flock of parrots. She can be found at mercedeslackey.com.
"Elegant, compelling...A must-read for dragon lovers in particular and for fantasy fans in general." -Publishers Weekly
"It's fun to see a different spin on dragons...an as usual, Lackey makes it all compelling." -Locus