Shadow Mountain, Hardcover, 9781609088972, 320pp.
Publication Date: June 5, 2012
When a traveling bard stumbles into a dragon's den, he is forced to tell stories to the fire-breathing menace or end up being eaten. Eventually running out of tales to share, he makes a deal with the dragon: for his freedom, he will return with new sagas of adventure, romance, and bravery.
"Tales of the Dragon's Bard" is the story of one man's quest to collect the most exciting stories he possibly can, and Eventide is the first town he encounters. With wish-women, gnomes, a centaur farmer, a resident Gossip Fairy, and a blacksmith dwarf, those living in Eventide have enough going on to keep the Dragon's Bard busy collecting especially if he can liven up those adventures a bit with his own ridiculous plots.
Tracy Hickman is a"New York Times"best-selling fantasy author who has published more than forty novels, many of the co-authored with Margaret Weis. He published the first of his solo novels in 1995.Laura Hickman is credited as the first female designer of a published role-playing game module. Tracy and Laura wrote and edited the first science fiction movie filmed in space, and a copy of their DNA is currently in orbit on the International Space Station. They are the parents of four children and live in Utah.