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Jonathan Moeller



Lucan Mandragon is the Dragon's Shadow, the most powerful wizard of the Grim Marches. His brother hates him, his father regards him as a weapon, and the nobles distrust him...but they all fear his magic.
And when Lucan's lost love Tymaen falls ill, stricken by a deadly poison, there is no one else who can save her.
But to save Tymaen, Lucan will have to plumb the secrets of a master necromancer...and face a trap that even his power cannot overcome.


Copyright 2012 by Jonathan Moeller.

Cover image Copyright Sauderdarcher | & Antares614 |

Smashwords Edition

Ebook edition published October 2012.

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This novel is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places and incidents are either the product of the author's imagination, or, if real, used fictitiously. No part of this book may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any electronic or mechanical means, including photocopying, recording, or by any information storage and retrieval system, without the express written permission of the author or publisher, except where permitted by law.


Chapter 1 - The Poisoned Bride

Lucan Mandragon's eyes shot open.

He sat up and threw aside the blankets, his hand raised to cast a spell. Green light flared around his fingertips as he summoned magical power. Marstan dared to attack him? He would burn his former teacher to ashes.

He looked around, seeking for Marstan.

But his bedroom was deserted, save for a terrified page in the livery of the House of Mandragon.

A boy of eight or nine, eyes enormous with fear.

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