"Excellent epic fantasy"
A quarter of a century ago, the evil sorceress Chytrine
made her bid to conquer the world and be named Empress.
King Augustus led a mighty army that engaged her in battle
to try to stop her achieving her ambition. He proved
partly successful in that he captured her stronghold
FORTRESS DRACONIS, but he failed to kill her. Augustus
managed to restrain her in the north.
Still many lands are under her control and she is now
once again making a new bid for power. She is trying to
gather all the pieces of the magical artifact called the
Dragon Crown together because once she has them she will be
unstoppable. A new generation of heroes has risen up to
destroy her including Will, a teenager from the Yslinn's
slums who is part of a prophecy that will spell Chytrine's
doom. Also battling the tyrant is Princess Alexia, a royal
from the conquered land of Okrannel. She fights under the
aegis of King Augustus using the moniker General Alex.
Vilwan sorcerers have created the most powerful mage ever
known, Kerrigan Reese, as their contributor to the upcoming
war. Kedyn's Crow and Resolute the Vorquelf whose land is
also under the tyrant's rule are training so Will can
become the man that the prophecy describes.
FORTRESS DRACONIS is an epic fantasy on a par with the
Lord of the Rings and the Shannara saga. There is enough
action to keep readers turning the pages and the author
develops his characters so well that the audience
understands them and their motivations. It will be hard if
not impossible to wait for the sequel to this exciting
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted October 24, 2001