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A young nobleman, Isolfr, is chosen to become a wolfcarl—a warrior who is bonded to a fighting wolf. Isolfr is deeply drawn to the wolves, and though as his father's heir he can refuse the call, he chooses to go.
The people of his wintry land depend on the wolfcarls to protect them from the threat of trolls and wyverns, though the supernatural creatures have not come in force for many years. Men are growing too confident. The wolfhealls are small, and the lords give them less respect than in former years. But the winter of Isolfr's bonding, the trolls come down from the north in far greater numbers than before, and the holding's complaisance gives way to terror in the dark. Isolfr, now bonded to a queen wolf, Viradechtis, must learn where his honor lies, and discover the lengths to which he will to go when it, and love for his wolf, drive him.
It is 1750 and The Dragon Spirit, which is trapped in Halley's Comet, is on its way back to earth. Lord Galen has been charged with gathering a force to fight the Dragon. Juggling politics and romantic entanglements, he struggles to unit England's human scientists and faery magicians before the comet arrives.
A last surviving member of the ancient Valkyries race returns to the last surviving city on her dying world to reclaim a sword of power owned by her lost brothers and sisters, an effort that is challenged by a hunting Mingan the Wolf.
Jig is a scrawny little nearsighted goblin-a runt even among his puny species. Captured by a party of adventurers searching for a magical artifact, and forced to guide them, Jig encounters every peril ever faced on a fantasy quest
The Alchemists have controlled dragons for so long that they are no longer thought of as dangerous creatures, but rather as dumb, beautiful, beasts that add prestige to the upper classes. Dragons can only do as they are told. They no longer have independent thought. But one dragon, Snow, has disappeared, and without a regular dose of potion, she will begin to think again.
Jen, a Gelfling (one of the last survivors of the elfin-like race), is told of a prophecy by his master, a wise and gentle mystic. Jen sets to the task of returning the crystal shard to the all powerful Dark Crystal, making it whole again, and restoring light to the world.
In present day London dragons awake. Fast forward 20 years, to a world devastated by their destruction. Fire Chief Quinn is responsible for warding off the beasts and keeping a community alive in what's left of the world. Into their midst comes a hotshot American, Van Zan, who says he has a way to destroy the beasts and save mankind.
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