The race of man is growing old, but it's not yet ready to die - not while there are dragons still to kill! The cross-bred dragon armies of the Men of Aerlith are the most appalling horrors ever to threaten the sanity of our future:
Termagents three hundred reptilian giants with six legs apiece, the most fecund breeders of them all. Jugglers eighteen of them, growling amongst themselves, waiting for an opportunity to snap off a leg from any unwary groom. Murderers (striding and long-horned) eighty-five of each, with scaly tails and eyes like crystals. Fiends fifty-two powerful monsters, their tails tipped with spike steel balls. Blue Horrors, Basics, Spider Dragons... the enemy has no chance.
* "Only Lord Dunsany could create worlds, names, atmospheres as magical as Jack Vance s; and Vance is a better storyteller." Poul Anderson
* "You can't possibly pass up any book by Jack Vance. He has perfected the trick of creating new worlds so deceptively real that after a while your own home seems imaginary." Jerry Pournelle
* Be warned: reading Vance is addictive. George R.R. Martin
* A modern classic by one of the great fantasy and science fiction writers of the 20th Century. A rare tale of an Earth so far in the future as to be nearly unrecognisable to the contemporary reader. Raymond E. Feist