Dragonsbane

  • by Barbara Hambly
  • Narrated by Derek Perkins
  • 11 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

When the Black Dragon seized the Deep of Ylferdun, young Gareth braved the far Winterlands to find John Aversin, Dragonsbane - the only living man ever to slay a dragon. In return for the promise of the King to send help to the Winterlands, Aversin agreed to attempt the nearly impossible feat again.
With them, to guard them on the haunted trip south, went Jenny Waynest, a half-taught sorceress and mother of Aversin's sons.
But at the decadent Court, nothing was as expected. Rebellion threatened the land. Zyerne, a sorceress of seemingly unlimited power, held the King under an evil spell, and he refused to see them. Meantime, the dragon fed well on the knights who had challenged him.
In the end, Aversin, Jenny, and Gareth had to steal away at night to challenge Morkeleb, largest and wisest of dragons.
But that was only the beginning of the perils they must face.

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one of my favorite listens

I've loved Barbara Hambly since I first read her in college, but it had been several years since I read her. Picking this up on the recommendation of another favorite author, Brandon Sanderson, re emphasized what I knew all those years ago--Hambly's writing is lyrical, fluid, and sensitive. And the reader was exactly right--emotive without over-performing, allowing the felicity of Hambly's prose to take center stage.
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- S. Morton

Wonderful visuals and feelings

I liked the visuals in the telling of the story. As well as the in-depth descriptions of the humans, gnomes, and dragons.

I found I could not put the book down. The story had an arc that kept you curious about the next step.

Thoughts I was thinking about while hearing the book:
I found descriptions of the seeking of magic to be similar to that of other human professions where seeking more knowledge is necessary to advancement. The temperament of the teacher frequently tempers the attitude of the student.
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- sanug

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-08-2013
  • Publisher: Audible Studios