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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Customer Reviews

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A story with depth and great characters

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

This has been one of the most enjoyable listens I have had in several years. The characters are fresh, free from typical tropes and the reactions to conflict are believable.


What did you like best about this story?

This has been one of the most enjoyable listens I have had in several years. The characters are fresh, free from typical tropes and the reactions to conflict are believable.


Which scene was your favorite?

It was a three act play and every act was detailed.


Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes.


Any additional comments?

Loved the descriptions, the actions, and the characters. Wow. This was a great discovery.

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- Jonathan

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

Book Details

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