The Order of the Scales
by Stephen Deas
Gollancz Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 9780575083813
Date: 19 May 2011 List Price £12.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK /
Stephen Deas's final volume in his much acclaimed dragon fantasy series that began with The Adamantine Palace. Following the second volume, The King of Crags, the trilogy wraps up with The Order of the Scales, now published in trade paperback by Gollancz. And who can argue with a Joe Abercombie cover quote that describes Deas's work as 'Fast, sharp and ruthless!
"As the various factions fight for control of the Adamatine Palace mankinds nemesis approaches. The realms dragons are awakening from their alchemical sedation and returning to their native fury. They can remember why they were created and they now know what mankind has done to them. And their revenge will be brutal. As hundreds of dragons threaten a fiery apocalypse only the Adamantine Guard stand between humanity and extinction. Can Prince Jehal fight off the people who want him dead and unite their armies in one final battle for survival? Noted for its blistering pace, awesome dragons and devious polticking Stephen Deas's landmark fantasy trilogy moves to a terrifying epic conclusion in The Order of the Scales."