Daring dragon-riders fight to save a uniquely magical world from destruction by vengeful outcasts, in Storm Riders by Margaret Weis and Robert Krammes
In a magical world, two enemy kingdoms have long sought a weapon that will win lasting dominance. But then both are attacked by the Bottom-Dwellers, bitter people whose own land was destroyed. Using contramagic strengthened by blood sacrifice, they threaten to bring down whole cities. Freya and Rosia must put aside their age-old conflict to defend themselves. As the Bottom-Dwellers’ contramagic eats away the magic of the dragons that protects the world above, a former dragon-riding hero gathers a new dragon brigade, the one desperate hope of the two kingdoms to defeat the fiends who threaten their world. The new dragon brigade's high-flying heroics will be to no avail, though, unless they can uncover forbidden knowledge, long hidden by the Church.
"The multifaceted action and well-drawn characters will keep any fantasy fan’s excitement at feverish pitch." —Publishers Weekly, starred review
"The novel is a great ride, offering shifting political alliances, thrilling battle sequences, angst-y romance, and hairpin plot twists." —Kirkus Reviews, starred review
"A very solid piece of epic fantasy…Storm Riders carries on an entertaining story to a cliff-hanger that guarantees readers will want the next volume." —Booklist
Margaret Weis and Robert Krammes