Third of four books comprising the history of young Alban Clan Lord Aldric Talvalin, "The Dragon Lord" explores the depths of betrayal, love and friendship. Talvalin is swept into the political intrigue of a neighboring and unfriendly country at the behest of his king and his foster father, a mysterious wizard with secrets of his own.
The Talvalin books are a compelling mixture of differing cultures, both European and Asian in nature. Swordplay, wizardy and honor all play vital roles as the story unfolds. Excellent depictions of sword-work and the well-written exploration of the inner thoughts of a young man bent on an almost suicidal quest to avenge the death of his family make the Talvalin books hard to put down.