(From the publisher):
News has reached the Greatwitches that their enemy has begun the manufacture of crude cannon in the heart of the dark continent, Eigo. The Masters know that cannon can break the military ascendancy of the Argonathi dragon force. Accordingly, a huge expedition has to be mounted to send an army around the world to find and destroy the Masters' cannon factory. As part of the effort the Argonath forms a coalition with forces from Czardha and Kassim. These forces come together to defeat the Kraheen, lead by their mad prophet, at Koubha, the capital of Og Bogon, the civilized kingdom of tropical Eigo.
Later, Bazil and Relkin are able to prevent the assassination of great King Choulaput of Og Bogon, for which he rewards them with a fortune in gold.
But before any fortunes can be spent the expedition must press on into the heart of the dark continent, to the Ramparts of the Sun and the Isle of the Bone. There, they confront the Kraheen armies and the crude but effective cannon that have been built by the Master Heruta Skash Gzug. The battle of Tog Utbek provides a pyrrhic victory for the Legions, for though they destroy the enemy's forces and cannon they suffer huge casualties and are pursued by further enemy troops. Ultimately it is the dragons of the 109th, with Relkin and the Greatwitch Lessis who pursue the Master Heruta through his lair, just as the volcano on which it rests explodes. Bazil and Relkin are hurled far out into the Inland Sea by the blast and though they survive by a miracle, when they reach land they are completely alone.
Original title: Battledragon
Genre: Fiction→ Fantasy→ Sword and Sorcery