Blood of the Emperor (Annals of Drakis Series #3)by Tracy Hickman
It appears that an ancient prophecy is about to be fulfilled as the human named Drakis—formerly one of countless warrior-slaves to the elves of the Rhonas Empire—returns from his quest in the North. Flying into the rebel camp with his surviving companions on the backs of the legendary dragons that were once humankind's most powerful allies, Drakis is hailed as the champion of all the slave races. But it is not a prophecy that drives Drakis in his war against the elves and their emperor. Rather it is his burning desire for revenge against the cruel ruler whom Drakis believes has stolen any chance he has for finding peace. And this hatred will set Drakis and his rebel army on a path that may not only bring down the emperor, but Drakis and his entire world as well....
“Hickman creates memorable characters and realms of immense richness, while holding the reader enthralled with exhilarating action.” — Publishers Weekly (for Annals of Drakis series)
“A fantastic series.... [Hickman’s] world and characters come alive.” — Night Owl Reviews (for Annals of Drakis series)
“What epic fantasy is all about.” — Alternative Worlds (for Annals of Drakis series)
Meet the Author
Tracy Hickman has been writing and exploring fantasy and science fiction since the 1970s. Tracy eventually became a New York Times bestselling author (with Margaret Weis) of numerous series such as Dragonlance, the Death Gate Cycle, Darksword, and Rose of the Prophet. Together with his wife Laura, Tracy co-created the Dragonlance and Ravenloft games and, more recently, their own fantasy series, The Bronze Canticles. Tracy and Laura live in the Salt Lake Valley of Utah and have four children.
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