Weis & Hickman have done it again. They have created a realistic world with
complex characters, while believably intertwining elements of fantasy. "Bones of
the Dragon" reads like a Norse myth, where the characters' human weaknesses lead
them deeper down the path to tragedy.
Skylan Ivorson, the son of the Chief of the Torgun clan, believes himself
blessed by Skoval, the god of war. This arrogance proves to be his undoing,
blinding him to any 'truth' other than that which he chooses to believe. He
quickly gains himself the position of Chief of Chiefs of all the Vindrasi clans,
a prize which he believes will gain him the respect and power he desires and the
woman he loves. However, some prizes carry a price that is more a curse and the
best-laid schemes do not turn out as expected.
The ancient gods of the Torgun and other Vindrasi clans are at war with a new
generation of gods who are looking to replace the ancients. This war of gods can
only be stopped, and the ancient gods reinstated to their rightful place, if the
Five Bones of the Vektia Dragons are found. Within them is the key to stopping
the war and saving the Vindrasi's world. Within the quest is the key to atoning
for the folly of the ancient gods and the arrogance of the Vindrasi's young
The Vindrasi have the task of recovering the five bones, when even the gods
do not know the bones' whereabouts. To complicate this task, the new generation
of gods appear to be working against the Vindrasi...
The Bones of the Dragon is the first book in a new fantasy quest epic, and as
with all good Norse myths, our heroes have to face their own failings to gain
the strength and wisdom to achieve the quest. Bones of the Dragon is an engaging
and compelling read that is sure to appeal to fans of epic fantasies and will
keep readers coming back for the rest of the series.