An assassin, a thief on the run, and a shoulder dragon.
The Book of Jhereg, by Steven Brust is a collection of three Vlad Taltos tales: Jhereg, Yendi, and Teckla. The writing is full of witty banter and mouthwatering meal descriptions.
The titular adventure includes the story of how Vlad came upon his familiar, the jhereg named Loiosh. Watching Loiosh evolve from helpless hatchling to wise-cracking shoulder dragon is a satisfying journey, though it is not the main focus of the adventure. Rather, someone with ties to the Jhereg Council has absconded with a considerable amount of money— and it’s Vlad’s job to find the rascal and “deal” with the problem.
But when the thief manipulates Vlad’s friend into offering him sanctuary at Castle Black, things get a little bit sticky.
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Ditrie Marie Bowie (née Sanchez) is a Puerto Rican in British Columbia, Canada who writes fiction. She is a member of the Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi) and co-editor of Strange Stories to Tell in the Park. Bowie is also the creator of the webcomic, This Writer Can’t Draw. A classically trained pianist and former educator, she has lived in three different countries spanning two continents. And she met her spouse in a video game.
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