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Book of Dragon, The [Paperback]

Steven Brust

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7 July 2011
The first seven of "Steven Brust's Vlad Taltos" novels have long been in print from Ace Books in a set of three trade paperback omnibuses. Now Tor, publisher of the series from book eight on, continues the series of omnibuses by putting Dragon and Issola into print in that format. In "Dragon", Vlad finds himself in the last place any self-respecting assassin wants to be: the army. Worse, he's in the middle of an apocalyptic battle between two sorcerous armies, and everyone expects him to perform a role that they won't explain. Vlad may kill people for a living, but this is ridiculous. All he's got to rely on are his wits...and a smart-mouthed winged lizard. In "Issola", Vlad's aristocratic friends Morrolan and Aliera have disappeared, and according to the eldritch (but affable) Sethra Lavode, they may be in the hands of the Jenoine - the mysterious beings who made the world of the Dragaera Empire and its surroundings, and who may have come from somewhere else. Oh, well, what's life without the occasional cosmic battle with beings who control time and space?

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" A splendid caper that welcomes newcomers--while existing fans will pounce." "--Kirkus Reviews "on "Dragon "

" No mere plot summary can describe accurately the fun and adventure that naturally seem to follow V lad Taltos.""--VOYA"

About the Author

STEVEN BRUST is the author of" Dragon, Issola, Jhegaala, " and the New York Times-bestselling" Dzur," among many other popular fantasy novels. A native of Minneapolis, he currently lives in Texas.


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5.0 out of 5 stars Brust is worth the investment 11 Mar 2013
By J. W. Hill - Published on Amazon.com
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One thing Steven Brust does really well is tell a good 1st person story. It also doesn't matter which book you start with. Lots of things happen to our hero Vlad Taltos in a unique fantasy setting that breaks out of the standard D&D mold. My pet peeve with epic fantasy writers is the story that never ends. Brust avoids this mistake by keeping the story contained within each book. Each work stands on its own. If you get through the Taltos omnibus, the stories invite you back to read them again and in so doing discover new layers. Unlike many popular fantasy series Brust steers clear of blatant homage to Camelot or the Far East, to Norse mythology or the Greek Gods. His settings and characters are deeply rooted in a complex mythos that may at times echo real world cultures or religions while maintaining a unique characteristic complexity. At times Brust will come across as sophomoric as the relationship between Taltos and his telepathic familiar illustrates a lack of emotional depth. However, in most other relationships in the books there is a delightful miasma of conflict and angst. I highly recommend all Burst books for fantasy fans.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Best Vlad Taltos Omnibus -- Both My Favorites! 13 Dec 2011
By Judah - Published on Amazon.com
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This is an omnibus volume containing both books 8 and 9 in the Dragaeran Empires series, featuring Vlad Taltos.

"Dragon" happens during the time Vlad is still part of the Jhereg guild, and covers his first visit to Castle Black's hidden portal tower. Vlad takes a job from Morrolan, regarding a hoard of Morganti weapons. In the process, he gets involved in the battle of Barritt Hill (referenced in other Vlad Taltos books), in the middle of a Dragonlord war. Loiosh comes with him.

"Issola" is one of the best stories in the Dragaeran chronicles, the Jenoine, an inscrutable race more powerful than gods, are attacking the Dragaeran Empire from across dimensions. Vlad is summoned from his 'on the run' location by Sethra Lavode via Lady Teldra. He is a key player in events. His first task is to rescue Morrolan and Aliera, who have been taken and imprisoned in another world. Loiosh provides humor in contrast with the serious events, making the story into something I enjoyed.
5.0 out of 5 stars Great novels--Very bad printing error 24 Mar 2014
By Nathaniel Karas - Published on Amazon.com
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The stories are great, but around 4 pages are missing from Chapter 9 of Issola. There was a huge disjoint between one line and the next. After reading it over a few times and deciding there was no good way to reconcile the text as it was printed, I found the mass market edition in my basement and sure enough there was a significant portion of text missing. It made me paranoid that the other omnibus editions might have errors like that, but since I did not notice them, I can't miss them. Beyond that, though, these are still fun, thoughtful fantasty.
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely wonderful series! 3 Jan 2013
By Kristina - Published on Amazon.com
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I absolutely love this series, I highly suggest it to anyone that is thinking about starting into the Vlad Taltos novels. These doubled up editions are wonderful, not to mention they are a great value.
5.0 out of 5 stars Just go buy and read everything by Steven Brust 17 Oct 2012
By Delilah Mayfair - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
Good condition, shipped on time, everything with the transaction was smooth. Book is great. Everything by Steven Brust is great. Whenever I get an e-reader I will buy everything of his again so I have digital versions too.
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