The Schemes of Raltarn & Tomaz by Steven J Pemberton
Raltarn is a young man trying to make his way in the world, improve his skill in magic, and win the hand of his beloved Shanu. None of those are easy when their country is at war and Raltarn's guardian, his uncle Tomaz, is never sure which side of the law he wants to be on.
The Schemes of Raltarn & Tomaz is set in the same world as The Dragonrider Series, but takes place about a thousand years earlier.
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The Mirrors of Elangir (The Schemes of Raltarn & Tomaz, Volume I)
The Mirrors of Elangir is a hunt for a magical treasure that could pay a dowry - or win a war.
Raltarn and his uncle are entrepreneurs, struggling to make an honest living - or failing that, any sort of living - as Raltarn scrapes together a dowry for his fiancée Shanu. Shanu's father, tired of waiting, gives Raltarn an ultimatum - double your fortune in three months or the wedding is off.
While clearing junk from a dead man's house, Raltarn finds a magic mirror that can communicate instantaneously with an identical mirror over great distances. The pair could provide him with a dowry - and might give his country the edge it needs in the long war with its neighbour. When the other mirror proves to be thousands of miles away, across dangerous seas and unexplored lands, Raltarn and his uncle decide the risks are worth it, but they soon discover they are not the only ones who see the opportunity for power and profit...
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These ISBNs might be useful if you want to look for the book at retailers other than those listed above: 978 131 177 686 0 (ePub edition), 978 150 034 334 7 (paperback). Other editions don't have ISBNs.
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The Dragons of Asdanund (The Schemes of Raltarn & Tomaz, Volume II)
After their adventures in Elangir, Raltarn and his comrades on Silver Dolphin begin the voyage home to Asdanund. Raltarn hopes that his share of the treasure will be enough for a dowry for his fiancée Shanu. The warship Glorious has gone ahead with a cargo of magical weapons that might help to win the long war against Nuhys. Disaster strikes Glorious, and the only survivor refuses to say what happened.
Halfway home, they discover they're too late. The war is over, and Asdanund is now under Nuhysean rule. A retired Asdanundish admiral recruits Silver Dolphin to carry a raiding party to Asdanund. He asks Raltarn to join the party, as he's the only magician they have. Raltarn agrees, hoping to be reunited with Shanu. But what hope does a man with no military experience have in a country that's now overrun with dragons?
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ISBNs: 978 100 517 105 6 (ePub edition), 979 857 918 844 1 (paperback).
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Here is the bonus material for The Dragons of Asdanund, including maps and deleted scenes.
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