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Dragonsbane by Barbara Hambly

An idealistic young prince convinces an aging warrior and a struggling witch to help him kill the dragon that is terrorizing his kingdom
As a vicious dragon stalks the Southlands, Crown Prince Gareth ventures to the forbidding North in search of the only man who can kill it. He is Lord Aversin, the Dragonsbane, whose dragon-slaying days have won him renown across the land. But when Gareth finds Lord Aversin, he discovers the mighty hero is squat and bespectacled, the ruler of a mud-village who admits that he killed the dragon not with a lance, but with ignoble poison. Still, he’ll have to do. Gareth and Aversin set off in company with Jenny Waynest, a witch with great ambitions but disappointingly puny powers—a ragtag crew destined to become legendary, or die in the attempt. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Barbara Hambly, including rare photos and never-before-seen documents from the author’s personal collection.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781453216866
Publisher: Open Road Media Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Publication date: 03/29/2011
Series: Winterlands , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 342
Sales rank: 36,207
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Barbara Hambly (b. 1951) is a New York Times bestselling author of fantasy and science fiction, as well as historical novels set in the nineteenth century. After receiving a master’s degree in medieval history, she published The Time of the Dark, the first novel in the Darwath saga, in 1982, establishing herself as an author of serious speculative fiction. Since then she has created several series, including the Windrose Chronicles, Sun Wolf and Starhawk series, and Sun-Cross series, in addition to writing for the Star Wars and Star Trek universes. Besides fantasy, Hambly has won acclaim for the James Asher vampire series, which won the Locus Award for best horror novel in 1989, and the Benjamin January mystery series, featuring a brilliant African-American surgeon in antebellum New Orleans. She lives in Los Angeles.

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Dragonsbane: The Winterlands Series (Book One) 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a book I will read again. I love good vs. evil stories. The author builds a world with words that held my interest and gave details that repeated reading will reveal. I recommend this book, and will definitely read more of her works,
Zoso_DR More than 1 year ago
I finally tracked this one down at Half-Price Books. It's no available new, though the three books that follow it are. Go figure. This is one series I reread periodically. The characters and their lives draw me back to their world, and I always look at it as if it's the first time. Barbara Hambly is one of my favorite authors, and sh doesn't disappoint with this book.
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jtchun3 More than 1 year ago
New author to me and I enjoyed reading it. Kept my interest and had me reading into the night.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I found this as a very enjoyable book. I am not one that reads many fantasy books nor fiction (unless the authors were Stephen King or Tom Clancy) but this was a great change. I found the characters were described in detail to a point were I could envision them and the plot is one of excellance. I say that if you are a fan of fantasies or you just want to try something new this is the book to read, you will be taken abreath by what happens and you do not feel like putting it down (or that was the case with me). Read this and your aspect on books will change.
Guest More than 1 year ago
What a great book! I love Barbara Hambly's work, and this one is exemplary! I love her descriptions, etc...and the characters are well developed and complex!