• Author-Barbara Hambly
  • Publisher-Balentine Books
  • Date of Publication-1987 T

The setting for Dragonsbane was in about the 1400¹s in a place called Wyr. Jenny John and Gareth are the main characters. Jenny is a wizard woman who is always trying to advance her skills but still isn¹t very good. John is Jenny¹s husband and is also a dragon¹s bane, which means that he has slayed a dragon. Gareth is a prince who¹s hero is John. And final Zyerne, she is also a wizard women whom is the most powerful in the land. Gareth comes up from the South to ask of John¹s assistance in slaying a dragon that is threatening the King¹s lands. John decides to go with him and talk to the king. When they get there they find out that Zyerne is holding the king under some sort of spell and using him for her bidding. John talks to the king and gets ready to slay the dragon. He asks Jenny to make the most powerful poisons she can and then dips his harpoons in it. John then rides off to slay the dragon.

When the battle his over Jenny goes out to were the battle happened and finds the dragon and John lying in bloody pools and realizes that john is still alive. She takes him back to camp and puts healing spells on him. She then goes back to the dragon and sees that he is still alive to. The dragon told her that if she healed him that he would tell her where the books of healing were in the caves called the deep so she could heal John. She agrees and the dragon through telepathy shows her the way in the maze of tunnels. It is always said to save a dragon is to slave a dragon for life. So Jenny saved the dragon and John. Zyerne was waiting for them to kill the dragon so she could take over the deep because of the huge amounts of gold in them. So Zyerne came and tried to kill the dragon and Jenny but failed and she was killed. The dragon through all of this fell in love with Jenny and asked her to turn into a dragon and return with him to were the dragons lived. She decided that she would turn into a dragon and return with him. On her way back to were the dragons live she realized how much she missed her husband and kids so she changed back into a human and went home.

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