"fanciful adult fairy tale"
The keep of Hurog was torn asunder by magic in order to
save it. Now Ward, the lord of Hurog, is seeing to the
task of rebuilding the land. His closest friend is Oreg,
half dragon and half man, comfortable in either form. They
are content to stay in the holding and not have anything
further to do with the evil High King Jakoven or the
intrigues of the court.
Unfortunately, Jakoven wants Hurog, a land steeped in magic
and to get it he arrests Ward and throws him in the Asylum
where the king's mages and torturers work on him. They
hope to prove that Ward is unfit to rule but the lord has
powerful allies who are able to stop the King's plan at the
last minute. Free to go home, Ward knows he must join the
rebellion and topple the High King from the throne before
he can use the powerful magical artifact, the Bane, which
can control dragons and destroy empires.
Patricia Briggs is a master storyteller who creates
fanciful adult fairy tales that readers will love. DRAGON
BLOOD has a charismatic hero who wins the hearts of the
audience with his inner strength, compassion and good
heart. The use of magical beings such as dragons, dwarves
and other creatures of myth and legend don't distract from
the believability of the plot. This reviewer hopes that
some of the characters in this fantasy get a chance to have
their story told.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted December 5, 2002