Author: Barbara Hambly Artist: Michael Whelan Introduction: Brandon Sanderson Type: Bonded Leather Bound Limited Edition Quantity: 250 Unsigned Copies Artwork: Interior Illustrations w/ Original Whelan Cover Dust Jacket: Yes Ribbon: Yes Book Housing: Slipcase sold separately
-- This book is exactly like the Limited Edition but it lacks the signature page
-- Includes a special introduction written by Brandon Sanderson
-- With a new map by Isaac Stewart, artist on the new Tad Williams Osten Ard map
An idealistic young prince convinces an aging warrior and a struggling witch to help him kill the dragon that is terrorizing his kingdom
As a vicious dragon stalks the Southlands, Crown Prince Gareth ventures to the forbidding North in search of the only man who can kill it. He is Lord Aversin, the Dragonsbane, whose dragon-slaying days have won him renown across the land. But when Gareth finds Lord Aversin, he discovers the mighty hero is squat and bespectacled, the ruler of a mud-village who admits that he killed the dragon not with a lance, but with ignoble poison. Still, he’ll have to do.
Gareth and Aversin set off in company with Jenny Waynest, a witch with great ambitions but disappointingly puny powers—a ragtag crew destined to become legendary, or die in the attempt.