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Song of the Dragon (Annals of Drakis Series #1)

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First in a brand-new fantasy saga by the co-creator of Dragonlance

Once humans had magic and an alliance with dragons. Now they and the other races have been enslaved by the Rhonas Empire-the elves-and can't even remember the world the way it used to be. But thanks to the intervention of one determined dwarf and the human slave warrior known as Drakis, all of that is about to change.

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Overview

First in a brand-new fantasy saga by the co-creator of Dragonlance

Once humans had magic and an alliance with dragons. Now they and the other races have been enslaved by the Rhonas Empire-the elves-and can't even remember the world the way it used to be. But thanks to the intervention of one determined dwarf and the human slave warrior known as Drakis, all of that is about to change.

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Publishers Weekly
In the towering launch of Hickman’s Annals of Drakis high fantasy series, Drakis, a lowly human warrior-slave, is content to fight for the empire of elves as they crush the last dwarf king. However, everything changes when a captured dwarf jester shatters his master’s well of power. Abruptly released from implanted memories, Drakis and his comrades realize to their horror that their beloved masters are in fact cruel tyrants. The dwarf insists that Drakis is the liberating hero foretold in legends, and soon they are all on the run. While word spreads of the rebellion, conspiracies twist and turn as the reluctant Drakis finds that fate has forced him onto a path that may indeed awaken the storied dragons but destroy everything he values. With this volume, bestseller Hickman (The Immortals) creates memorable characters and realms of immense richness, while holding the reader enthralled with exhilarating action. (July)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780756406073
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 7/6/2010
  • Series: Annals of Drakis Series , #1
  • Pages: 368
  • Sales rank: 1,013,867
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.40 (d)

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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  • Posted June 3, 2010

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    enthralling opening fantasy

    The elves of the Rhonas Empire are a sadistic warmongering race who practically made humanity almost extinct and subjugated all other sentient species like the Manticore, Chimerians and the Goblins. The Rhonas attack and defeat the Dwarves. Drakis the human and the rest of his warriors are slaves, controlled by Aether magic, are now fighting the dwarfs.. Drakis finds and takes as booty the dwarf Jugar; his magical artifact the Heart of Aer and his treasure for their master. Jugar takes the Heart of Aer and throws it at the House Aether Well causing the slaves to recall what their masters did to them re torture and degradation.

    Drakis, two Manticores, two dwarves, and a Chimerian escape. Jugar preaches to anyone in contact with Drakis that he is the savior of prophecy. He believes the human is the one who will come again when he is needed most. He is gathering a following, but one of those who escaped with Drakis is a traitor while others are being killed by the Iblii (Inquisition) who have been in touch with Drakis and heard the message. Drakis is unsure whether he is the one from the prophecy, but will go to the Northlands where he should find either answers or death.

    Readers learn about the various races through representatives who bring their respective culture alive without slowing down the plot. Drakis, freed from the enslaving Aether magic, keeps his sanity while others freed lose theirs when memories return to swamp their minds. He is a doubting Thomas but after the elves try to kill him, he vows to learn whether he is the Drakis of prophecy or just a namesake trying to rally the various enslaved races against the oppressors. Epic fantasy fans will enjoy the enthralling opening Annals of Drakis saga.

    Harriet Klausner

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 6, 2012

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    This is a very interesting read and intriguing plot that i had never encountered before. At times it was hard to keep reading but in the end i did really like it.

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  • Posted December 6, 2010

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    Must Read

    Ever get a song stuck in your head?
    Drakis does and it leads to the distruction of his world, a war, mureder,freindship,betrayal, and in the end his freedom.

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