RICHARD A. KNAAK is the NY Times & USA Today Bestselling Author of the LEGEND OF HUMA, KAZ THE MINOTAUR, WOW: WOLFHEART, the DRAGONREALM, BLACK CITY SAINT & much more. In addition to his own works, he has contributed to a number of series, including Dragonlance, World of Warcraft, Diablo, Pathfinder, & Conan. He has also written manga, comics, and gaming-related material. His work has been published worldwide and in a number of languages.

In addition to this first foray into REX DRACONIS, his most recent publications include BLACK CITY DEMON — second in his BLACK CITY SAINT urban fantasy series — the Permuted Press edition of his TURNING WAR trilogy for the DRAGONREALM, and REAPER’S EYE for PATHFINDER. Upcoming releases include LORDS OF THE DRAGON MOON for REX DRACONIS, a DRAGONREALM novella collection, and the reissue of his classic urban fantasy FROSTWING.

Currently, he is at work on more REX DRACONIS, an online saga for the popular PILLARS OF ETERNITY, and BLACK CITY DRAGON, third in his series, with other projects to be announced shortly.

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A world of minotaurs, knights, wizards, dwarves, elves, dragons, and more. A world familiar, yet a world new. A world where gods intrude at their whim. A world created by the author of The Legend of Huma, Kaz the Minotaur, and more with the cooperation and assistance of fans of those works.

And a world where a great leviathan is said to watch over gods and the younger races, preparing to judge each as it sees fit.

As is its right.


When the minotaur captain Rath and his fellow survivors manage to escape the piratical wheyr after stumbling across them on an island, they and others discover too late that something ancient came with.

Now, with humans and minotaurs on the brink of war, an uneasy alliance of characters must uncover the truth about an ancient war once again stirring, a war between two manipulative races using all others as their pawns…



As the Shatter’s fiery influence spreads from across the sky and Aryon seeks to recover from the wheyr attack, events unfold that force the minotaur Rath and his surviving crew to remain in the port. However, as Rath turns his attention to hunting down the assassin who worked for the dread Afafni, he, the knight Erik, the elven mystic Kaldara, andothers discover themselves caught up in a fantastic plot to subvert the very will of the gods and create new lords to rule over all Tiberos.

But some of the gods have taken notice…