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A rich and breathtaking fantasy classic full of whirlwind adventure, magic and dragons - Dragonsbane is the first audiobook in Barbara Hambly’s landmark epic quartet, The Winterlands.

When the Black Dragon seizes the capital of Bel, the young noble, Gareth, must journey into the decaying Northlands to find John Aversin, Dragonsbane - the only living man ever to slay a dragon. Upon arrival, Gareth also meets Jenny Waynest the half-taught sorceress and mother of Aversin's sons.

A bargain is struck: witch and dragonkiller agree to rid the city of its monster in return for the king’s aid in their wintry home which is beset by bandits. But when they reach court, nothing is as they expected.

For Gareth is no mere noble, and the king is in the thrall of a deeply evil power that seeks total control over the land. The kingdom crumbles. Perhaps the dragon that Jenny and John have been brought to slay is the least of their enemies....

©2019 Barbara Hambly (P)2019 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

Critic Reviews

"This is literary alchemy of a high order, and it confirms Hambly’s place as one of the best new fantasists." (Locus)

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The narrator was really hard to hear. I slowed the pace down to .75 which helped a little but I still missed words. Disappointed because it seems like a good story.

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