The orc plague has spread across the land, routing the dwarf clans from their ancestral home. The dwarves must turn to the dragon riders for help, hoping to reclaim Mount Velik and save the clans. Untold lives are at stake. Are the dragon riders strong enough to lift off the spirit of death from Mount Velik, and defeat the evil that lies within those ancient caverns, or will they all be destroyed?
Years have passed, and the influence of the High Council grows under the rising ambitions of its new leader, Delthen. All the while, the power of the Shadow Grid grows, their powerful guildmasters taking control of the cities of Durn. The dragon riders are invited to a ceremony at the newly-rebuilt Aonach Tower, but something sinister lies in wait for them. Just beneath the surface, there lies an unspeakable evil that threatens the entire mortal kingdom.
"Good but a terrible narrator"
Sequestered deep in the capital, the tyrannical Emperor Vosper weaves a plan to destroy all the dragons. He succeeds in driving them to the very brink of extinction. Only a handful of dragons and riders remain; living in exile in the desert. When young Elias Dorgumir finds a carved dragon stone in the forest, it brings empire soldiers to his doorstep, and puts Elias on the run with a bounty on his head.
"Pern and Shannara Starter Kit"
After five years of fragile peace, things are changing rapidly. The dwarf kingdom is crumbling into civil war in the midst of the worst clan schism in a thousand years. With the clans weakened by infighting, the entire dwarf kingdom is vulnerable to attack. Tallin Arai, the dragon rider, must leave the desert and the city he loves when someone puts a bounty on his head. He suspects the Balborites-a fanatic cult that trains deadly mageborn assassins.
"Competent assassin equals excellent story!"
Vosper's Revenge is the final book in Kristian Alva's popular Dragon Stones trilogy. As the races of Durn stand on the brink of war, the power-hungry emperor plans his conquest of the entire continent. The dragon riders are fragmented. They have been scattered across the land; weakened by the discovery of a traitor in their own ranks. Are the riders strong enough to defeat Vosper before he destroys them all?
"The story continues as an easy read,"
The evil emperor Vosper gathers his troops in the east, poised to conquer the entire continent. His target is the rebel city of Parthos, a constant thorn in his side, and the last sanctuary of the Dragon Riders. Besieged from all sides, the remaining Dragon Riders come out of hiding. Forced to fight for their lives, they leave the safety of the desert, traveling across the land to gather intelligence and shore up forgotten alliances. At the center of it all is Elias Dorgumir, the key to an ancient prophesy, and Vosper will do anything to get his hands on him.
"Adventure, treachery, winged beasts, & more!"
The brave dragon rider, Tallin Arai, continues his fight against the Balborites, a cult of religious fanatics and deadly mageborn assassins that have been wreaking havoc across the continent. In the east, the dwarf kingdom crumbles into chaos. The dwarf clans go deeper into civil war, while an even greater danger rises up to destroy the entire dwarf kingdom, once and for all. In desperation, the dragon riders and the dwarves must turn to the elves for help.
"Worst in the series"
The dragons of Durn, once on the verge of extinction, are now recovering with a new generation of hatchlings. The leader of the dragon riders, Sela Matu, waits anxiously for word from her dragon, Brinsop, who has retreated into the Death Sands to nest.