Richard Knaak joins Christie Golden on Wednesday, October 20, at 7:00 PM for our second of three events this month celebrating game world tie-in novels. Richard, who has crafted original tales set in a variety of game worlds, including World of Warcraft and Dragonlance, has two collections of his Legends of the Dragonrealm stories. The new volume includes a bonus novella, “Skins,” appearing in print for the first time.
Experience New York Times bestselling author Richard A. Knaak’s
classic Dragonrealm series in this exciting omnibus—three unforgettable
tales, plus an original bonus novella in print for the first time
ever!SHADOW STEEDBetrothed to the disfigured King Melicard of Talak,
Princess Erini begins to fear her burgeoning magical powers. She soon
discovers that an obsessive vendetta has led the king to cast a sinister
spell that conjures the shadow creature Darkhorse . . . and worse, the
mad sorcerer Shade.THE SHROUDED REALMLong before the Dragonrealm,
a race of master wizards ruled Nimth with little regard for the laws of
nature. Forced into desperate escape to a mysterious world, the Vraad
soon discover their new home is unyielding. Only Dru Zeree, with the aid
of the shadowy creature who will become Darkhorse, may be able to save
them.CHILDREN OF THE DRAKEBitterness between factions is
tarnishing the Vraad’s new home. As Lord Barakas attempts to rule all,
the wizard Dru Zeree’s daughter discovers their adopted world has
another plan. Worse, her only hope is himself transforming into the
enigma that will someday call itself Shade.SKINS
son of the Blue Dragon and comrade-in-arms to the legendary Gryphon, has
lingered in the land of the Wolf Raiders to help fight the remnants of
the dark empire. However, with the Aramites’ fall from power, he is
about to discover that other ancient, dread forces have risen again.
In an empire ruled by the shape-shifting Dragon Kings, an ordinary youth with a formidable legacy becomes the target of their vengeance. But the drake lords who hunt Cabe Bedlam may not be his worst threat, for the very powers he must call upon and learn to wield -- the same powers that destroyed his grandfather and turned his father to darkness -- may ultimately engulf him and the entire land.
The Dragon Empire has collapsed into chaos under the magic of the wizard Cabe Bedlam, and the remaining drake lords vie for control over the world of man. When the fallen emperor's son calls upon the Ice Dragon to inflict revenge against Cabe, the most dread of the Dragon Kings unleashes a fury of cataclysmic proportions. Now the young wizard must journey to a distant, frozen land to save mankind -- and perhaps the drakes themselves -- from utter destruction.
Shipwrecked long ago on the Dragonrealm, Cabe Bedlam's half-human friend, the Gryphon, emerged to liberate much of the land from the tyrannical drake lords. Now, haunted by the menacing words of an old foe, he journeys to the domain of the ebony-armored wolf raiders. But as he uncovers his forgotten origins, the Gryphon unwittingly awakens the powers of an empire...and suffers the wrath of its savage god.