Dragon and PhoenixDragonlord (Volume 2)
Once every thousand years the phoenix of Jehanglan burns to death in a magical release. For millennia the emperors of Jehanglan have tried to harness the awesome power of the phoenix's rebirth. One has finally succeeded, using black magic and the enslavement of a dragon.
Far away at the Crown of the World, Dragon-lord Linden and his new wife, Maurynna, are trying to live the life of happy newlyweds. But all is not well. Since her first Change into dragon-form, Maurynna has been unable to duplicate it. And as her inability to Change drives her into a dark abyss of depression, Linden begins to doubt the love he was once so sure of...
At this time of personal crisis, these two must journey to Jehanglan and marshall all of their diplomatic and martial skill to penetrate the treachery of the empire and set free the phoenix. But to do so they must face the dragon--the dragon who just might be a Dragonlord gone mad....
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Dragon and Phoenix
Year of the Phoenix 1008 * The Harem of the Imperial Palace * Jehanglan
Lura-Sharal was dead
Shei-Luin bowed her head as her sister's body was carried...
Praise for Dragon and Phoenix
“The plot is entertaining, and the setting is vibrantly colorful.” —Locus
“As far as sequels go, this is a cracking read. A nicely fleshed-out world, with a strong story and minimal reliance on the previous book. Powerful stuff.” —SFX
“[Bertin's] talent for depicting exotic cultures and complex interpersonal relationships provides a solid anchor for this rousing fantasy adventure.” —Library Journal
“Bertin reaches new heights of dramatic adventure and political intrigue....” —Booklist