As part of his scheme to rule the Bloodstone Lands, Zhengyi the Witch King offers a black dragon life immortal in exchange for allegiance. But black dragons cannot be so easily bought. Unwilling to take no for an answer, Zhengyi hatches a plan to force the dragon into battle—with battle lines drawn inside the dragon’s own lair. In this action-packed novella, Legend of Drizzt fans can find out more about the events leading up to Promise of the Witch King (Sellswords Trilogy, Book II) and new fans can find out why Booklist calls Salvatore the “best series writer working in the Forgotten Realms.”

Chapter List (8 chapters)