By Margaret Weis
Dragons are monsters, mages, heroes, horrors. Dragons thrill our desires and hang-out our legends. Now Margaret Weis, coauthor of the hot York instances bestselling Dragonlance and loss of life Gate sequence, writer of the famous person of the Guardians sequence, and one of many world's best dragonists and dracophiles, gathers the best vintage dragon tales of our time, written by means of the winners of each award within the fields of delusion and technological know-how fiction. booklet jacket.
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Three or four nights each month. " "The new moon," the man said with an understanding nod. The void laughed again. "No. Werewolves' frenzies aren't linked to the lunar cycle. You'd be able to sense the onset of the madness ten or twelve hours before the moment of transformation. " "That won't do," the man said frostily. "I repeat my... request. I wish to become an Other. Not one of the lower Others who are overwhelmed by fits of bestial insanity. Not a great magician, involved in great affairs.
But even so, the yards were still hanging on. Then, as if in response to the increased tempo of life, the houses stretched upward. From nine stories to sixteen or even twenty-four. And as if each building were given the right to a certain volume of space-not an area of ground-the yards withered back to the entrances and the entrances opened their doors straight onto the public streets, while the male and female yard keepers disappeared and were replaced by communal services functionaries. Okay, so the yards came back later, but certainly not to all the houses.
That's it, I suppose. Initiation is possible at the very crudest, most primitive levels of Dark Power, but it would have to be paid for by sacrificing the human essence. " I whispered. " Gesar shook his head. "No, Anton. Your daughter was destined to be born a Great One. All we did was make the sign more precise. " "Egor," I reminded him. "The boy had already become a Dark Other . " "But we erased the specific quality of his initiation. Gave him a chance to choose again," Gesar said and nodded.
A Dragon-Lover's Treasury of the Fantastic by Margaret Weis