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The Dragon's Son, the second book in Margaret Weis's solo fantasy debut saga (begun with Mistress of Dragons), revisits the medieval realm of Dragonvarld, where a parliament of godlike dragons rules in secret over the primitive human populace.
The High Priestess Melisande, the protagonist in Mistress of Dragons, is dead -- but her twin infant sons live on. One boy, whose father is a king, is born human; the other, whose dragon father is evil incarnate, is born a half-breed monstrosity. Soon after their mother's death, the boys' fates follow divergent paths. Prince Marcus is raised by a loving royal family and has all the privileges of wealth. Ven -- who is human from the waist up and dragon from the waist down -- is raised in the wilderness by an ill-tempered woman and must subsist on wild game. What they don't know is that two dragon factions are pursuing them for very different reasons: one to use them for nefarious purposes and the other to try to save them. But whom can the boys really trust?
No one has written more remarkable stories about dragons (except arguably Anne McCaffrey and Ursula K. Le Guin) than Weis and her longtime writing partner, Tracy Hickman, who are world renowned for their numerous bestselling Dragonlance novels. In her Dragonvarld trilogy, Weis not only prominently features dragons as integral characters but also masterfully delves into the creatures' complex history, culture, and psyche.
Fantasy fans who have enjoyed previous Weis/Hickman collaborations should definitely give this intriguing saga a try. Paul Goat Allen