By Simon Morden
Rome was once the guts of the main strong empire the realm had ever obvious, yet that didn't cease it falling to Alaric the Goth, his horde of barbarian tribesmen and their wild spell-casting shamen. Having cut up the partitions with their sorcery and slaughtered the population with their axes, the victors carved up the empire right into a sequence of bickering states that have been by no means greater than an insult clear of war.
A thousand years later, and Europe has develop into a nearly civilized position. The rulers of the previous Roman palatinates confine their struggle to the fast summer time months, alternate prospers alongside the rivers and roads, and farming has develop into much less back-breaking, all as a result of magic, bestowed through gods, that infuses day-by-day life.
Even the barbarians' gods were tamed: the place as soon as human sacrifices poured their blood onto the floor, there are events and picnics, consuming and making a song, healthy for warm humans and their children.
But it appears like the gods are going to have the final snicker prior to they slip quietly into ill-remembered obscurity...
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This brand-new omnibus is the second one in a sequence amassing Irene Radford's acclaimed Dragon novels.
Volume I contains the entire trilogy of The Dragon Nimbus:
The Glass Dragon, the proper Princess, and The Lonliest Magician
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The Dragon's Touchstone and The final Battlemage
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The Renegade Dragon and The Wizard's Treasure
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Three hundred years earlier than the time of The Glass Dragon, Coronnan is a country at conflict with itself, magic is wild, and magicians out of control, every one operating individually for his personal aim. on the top of this age of chaos, the dragons choose to interfere, making their presence identified to the mortals during the healer Myrilandel.
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Nimbulan, the final Battlemage and the founding father of the college for Communal Magic, is looking for to create an everlasting security for the dominion of Coronnan, a spell-crafted border to maintain enemies out. His look for the most important to this magic leads him to terrifying discovery—the dragons, the guardians of magics, are in negative danger.
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