The Dark Caravan: Volume Three from the Archives of Tides of War by Shawn Weaver
After falling through the dangerous vines that blocked the pass at Vine-Gate, deep within the Kin-Morrow Mountains, Tyree Loveland must continue on his adventure to the capital of Ishtabar to deliver a rare dragon's egg to King Ellight, an egg that will be a major factor in the war that is ragging on Ishtabar's borders. With no way to cross the vast lands before the egg can hatch. Tyree comes upon a caravan of entertainers, who provide hope and security that he will make it to Ishtabar on time. But he does not discover until it is too late that the caravan's owner, Johnathan Murkwood, has other plans for the little halfling within his menagerie of the unusual and unexplained. All too soon, Tyree finds himself encased in magical barrier transforming him into an unintelligible Ogre. Now trapped, caged and put on display, Tyree hopes that his friends are searching for him. But while the war wages across the countryside, Tyree cannot see a hopeful future. Will Tyree make it to Ishtabar on time? Will he get free before the dragon egg hatches? Will the heroes who search for him make it through the battle ground, or fall to the enemies of Ishtabar.