EXTRACTS

Prologue - extract I, Ceredig, have been entrusted by King Itmar with the task of setting down for his son Lagdwis the histories of the eleven companions of King Gudleifr, Itmar’s grandsire, so that Lagdwis may learn from their deeds and take example from them. Accordingly, it is of these eleven...
The Journey to the Dragon Lord’s Palace - extract (The Lord of the Dragons Merrdin has abducted the wife of Morcant, one of Gudleifer’s companions. Together with his son Harald, Morcant sets out for the Palace of the Lord of the Dragons to free his wife, but Merrdin has no intention of giving up...
The Desert - extract (In South Edagwon some of Gudleifr’s companions have been captured by the Zergyls – humanoids similar to lizards, who breed man-eating horses) “We’ve got ourselves into a pretty pickle,” observed Bald when the doors had shut behind the Zergyls. “They surely cannot be leaving...
Ottwara - extract (Before the first battle that the feuding sons of Ane resolved to fight, one of the knights noticed that Wanne’s mistress, who had the gift of prophecy, had plaited his locks as dead men’s hair is plaited. Wanne judged from this that Fedb foresaw his death, and with the permission...