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"Coming of age fantasy"

Dragons would have nothing to do with humans and the Parliament of Dragons enforces that rule very strictly. However, one of the members have gone against the Parliament's ruling and mated with a high priestess, who since dragons can take on the form of a human, did not know who he really was. Two boys were the result of that coupling; Ven is a human from the waste up and a dragon from the waist down while Marcus is raised as the bastard son of King Ildlysisylde.

The two boys do not know about each other; they also are hidden from their father, who plans to rule the world of dragons and humans with his breeding program. He needs Ven for a special role in his plan and it up to Draconis, the Parliament's representative, to make sure the lads grow to maturity because only then will they have a chance of defeating the dragon. Ven has an agenda of his own while Draconis is caught in a trap by one of the female dragons.

THE DRAGON'S SON is a coming of age story of two young men, one living in poverty and the other surrounded by riches. Both share a common destiny if they have the courage to risk their lives to fight the rogue dragon (nobody knows his true identity) when they reach maturity. For now, they must survive and cope with the dragon blood running through their veins. Dragons caused the mess that the world is in and they must find a way to make things right for their own sake and for that of humanity. Margaret Weiss has written an enthralling high fantasy novel that will totally absorb readers.

Harriet Klausner

Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted June 9, 2004

SUMMARY

In Mistress of Dragons we were introduced to a world where political deception, greed, and avarice have lead to a violation of the "hands off" policy of the Parliament of Dragons concerning the affairs of men. Indeed that violation threatens more than policy and order it threatens the peaceful existence of the human race.

Man's only hope and his greatest threat is

The Dragon's Son

Twins born out of violence and raised apart.

Ven (short for Vengeance) is raised in seclusion under the watchful eye of his deceased mother's Amazonian lover. He is a child whose appearance belies his heritage - half-man/ half-dragon.

Marcus is raised in a court, and given all of the protections and breeding that would entail. He appears to be completely human, yet his psychic link with the brother he has never known betrays the dragon magic that lies within him.

It is up to the dragon emissary who passes himself off as a man, Draconas, to protect them both before the internecine struggle destroys the Parliament of Dragons and brings an oppressive reign of fire down upon all mortal men.

 

The Dragon's Son
(Dragonvarld Trilogy, Book 2)
by Margaret Weis

Tor Books
October 1, 2005
Available: September 29, 2005
ISBN #0765343916
EAN #9780765343916
312 pages
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Other Books by
Margaret Weis

Fallen Angel
Warrior Angel
Journey into the Void
Mistress of Dragons
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