Dragon Brigade Series (Book 3) Tor Books (September 23, 2014)
“All in all, a solid conclusion to a solid fantasy trilogy.”
Margaret Weis and co-author Robert Krammes bring the Dragon Brigade trilogy to a thrilling conclusion in THE SEVENTH SIGIL (A Tor Hardcover; $27.99; September 23, 2014), a sweeping novel of worldwide war and personal redemption.
Five hundred years ago, a clan of rebels was banished to the bottom of the enchanted world of Aeronne; ever since, these Bottom Dwellers have sought revenge, and now they are waging all-out war on the rest of humanity. Their deadly “contramagic” beams destroy buildings and attack naval airships, and their demonic drumming brings terrible storms and disrupts the magic of the people and dragons Above. The attack of their full contramagic power will create a magical armageddon.
In an effort to prevent further death, Captain Stephano de Guichen leads the Dragon Brigade, taking the fight to the Bottom. But strength of arms alone will not be enough to conquer their foe. As the Bottom Dwellers’ blood magic eats away at the world, those Above realize their only possible defense lies in the heretical secrets of contramagic. Loyal priests must decide whether to protect the Church, or risk its destruction in pursuit of the truth.
Only the Dragon Brigade can prevent an endless dark age. Their epic battle will test the mettle of those thrown into the breach and determine the fate of this magical world, and fans of fantasy adventures such as Anne McCaffrey’s Dragonriders of Pern series will not be disappointed!
“The novel is a great ride, offering shifting political alliances, thrilling battle sequences, angst-y romance, and hairpin plot twists.”
—Kirkus,« Starred Review « on Storm Riders
“A very solid piece of epic fantasy, with conspiracy and plotting as well as a great deal of action, Storm Riders carries on an entertaining story to a cliff-hanger that guarantees readers will want the next volume.”
—Booklist on Storm Riders
“Veteran storyteller Weis and her cowriter continue the saga begun in Shadow Raiders with this tasty mix of epic fantasy and swashbuckling action that should please fans of dragon-based fiction.”
—Library Journal on Storm Riders
MARGARET WEIS is the internationally bestselling author and coauthor of The Dragonlance® Chronicles and other great fantasy series. She also is the roleplaying games publisher of such franchises as Smallville and Firefly. She lives in Wisconsin.
ROBERT KRAMMES lives in Southwest Ohio. He is a longtime member of the Society for Creative Anachronism.
The known world floats upon the Breath of God, a thick gas similar to Earth's oceans, with land masses accessible by airship. The largest of these land masses are ruled by the rival empires of Freya and Rosia. Magic is intrinsic to the functioning of these societies, and is even incorporated into their technological devices. But now a crucial scientific discovery has occurred that could destroy the balance of power--and change the empires forever.
In a world where magic is intrinsic to the fabric of everyday life, two kingdoms, centuries-long enemies, have long sought a powerful magical weapon that will win them lasting dominance. But neither realm is ready when they are both attacked by the Bottom-Dwellers, a bitter people whose own land was destroyed, and who now live only to take vengeance on those they blame for a wretched life in the storm-tossed abyss they inhabit. Using contramagic strengthened by blood sacrifice to attack the world above, they threaten to bring down whole cities, or even the island kingdoms themselves. Freya and Rosia are forced to put aside their age-old conflict to defend themselves, or risk losing everything.
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