THE DRAGON LORD. New York: Published by Berkley Publishing Corporation Distributed by G. P. Putnam's Sons, . Octavo, boards. First edition. A presentation copy with signed inscription by Drake to his editor, David G. Hartwell, on the title page: "For Dave Hartwell, / Who was an enormous help in / fixing what needed to be fixed, & / who had the incredible ability not / to mess with the other things. / David Drake." A dark and brooding epic fantasy filled with sorcery and swordplay set in King Arthur's Britain in which Arthur, portrayed as a vicious and uncouth warlord, and his allies plan to annihilate the barbarous Saxon invaders "in a frenzy of carnage never before or since experienced on this Earth. And if he succeeds, and the horror is let loose, what then?" - publisher's blurb. Drake's first novel. Publisher's review slip and promotional flyer laid in. A fine copy in fine dust jacket. (#157324).
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