A Dragons of the Hundred Worlds adventure! When dragon clans rule with fire and terror, mortal enemies must set aside their differences and unite.
The war general climbed the bloody steps, felt victory in his bones and tasted it in the blood in the air. His loyal officers held the great dragon.
Ever cunning, the dragon spoke of treasures that could be had if he were spared. The war general refused the offer, taking instead what was due him. Afterward, the general and his people were free, but what did that mean? And what was the true meaning of the dragon’s last words?
Approximately 35,000 words.
Praise for Robert Stanek's Ruin Mist...
Foreword Magazine: No matter how fascinating a fantasy world is, it fails if not animated by a compelling story and Stanek gives us not just one, but three, tales. A prolific non-fiction writer, Stanek's focus on instruction influences his fiction with a penchant for clear and simple prose. He also prefers swift, action-oriented scenes. Solidly built. Stanek moves among his main characters with ease, always switching at a climactic moment to maintain suspense. The accessible, brisk language keeps things moving.
Stanek's Ruin Mist was featured in the Publisher's Weekly Cover Story in April 2009. Nearly a million people have read the Ruin Mist books. The books are available via Amazon, Audible, Playaway, OverDrive, and more than a dozen other retail and library partners.
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Review by the YA Librarian Staff at VOYA - the leading magazine for YA librarians: Dramatic illustrations draw the reader into the Tolkienesque world of Ruin Mist, plunged into darkness after a Great War five hundred years past. Sure to attract fans of graphic novels and classic Tolkien alike. Stanek will likely draw a cult following, but his work is not for the novice fantasy reader. Despite the sophisticated plot, however, this guarantees fans, and those fans will be ready to wield their swords against the Dark Lord in Stanek's next installment.
William Robert Stanek has been a writer for over 30 years. Writing as William Stanek, he's helped millions build essential job skills. Writing as Robert Stanek, he's introduced millions to new worlds and ideas. His books are available in more than 50 countries and 20 languages. Nearly a million people have read or listened to his Ruin Mist books via Barnes & Noble, Audible, Playaway, OverDrive, and more than a dozen other retail and library partners.