Back in print after a decade, a stand-alone fantasy in the world of Steven Brust's bestselling "Vlad Taltos" novels.
Once upon a time... far to the East of the Dragaeran Empire, four brothers ruled in Fenario:
King Laszlo, a good man--though perhaps a little mad;
Prince Andor, a clever man--though perhaps a little shallow;
Prince Vilmos, a strong man--though perhaps a little stupid; and
Prince Miklos, the youngest brother, perhaps a little--no, a lot--stubborn.
Once upon a time there were four brothers--and a goddess, a wizard, an enigmatic talking stallion, a very hungry dragon--and a crumbling, broken-down palace with hungry jhereg circling overhead. And then...