Blades of the Tiger
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Blades of the Tiger book cover
|Cover artist||Matt Stawicki|
|Series||Taladas Chronicles, Dragonlance|
|Publisher||Wizards of the Coast|
|April, 2005 (mass market paperback)|
|Media type||Print (Paperback)|
|LC Class||CPB Box no. 2388 vol. 6|
|Followed by||Trail of the Black Wyrm|
Blades of the Tiger is a fantasy novel set in the Dragonlance setting, based on the Dungeons & Dragons fantasy role-playing game. This is the first of a trilogy about Taladas; the second book in the trilogy is Trail of the Black Wyrm. Blades of the Tiger was published in 2005.
While attempting to steal back an important work of art, Shedara discovers that the lord of the keep has been attacked and is dying. He mistakes her for a friend and mutters "The Hooded One" before he dies from his mortal but bloodless wounds. In the Imperial League south of the Tiderun, Forlo is returning from many long years of war, when he discovers that the capital has been damaged by an earthquake, and that the emperor and almost all of his immediate blood relatives are dead. He also finds out that the keeper of the peace is Duke Rekhaz.
Forlo tells her she's free to go, but she still wants to help him, so she forces Maladar to send a gigantic wave over the barbarian horde. The barbarian horde is destroyed, and she manages to force Maladar back into the statue.
A small remainder of the Uigan horde is still alive, as well as Eldako, the Boyla, and Hult. The horde doesn't present much resistance and are easily defeated by Forlo and his men, however, the elf escapes. Forlo discovers that Grath was killed during the fighting and that the Uigan were sent as a diversion so that the keep would be unprotected. Forlo, Shedara, and Hult return to the keep only to discover that Essana has been kidnapped, the statue is missing and the only thing left behind is a dragon's scale.
- Shedara - A moon elf thief, who works for the Voice of the Stars in Armach-nesti.
- Barreth Forlo - The commander of the sixth legion, of the Imperial League, as well as lord of Coldhope Keep.
- Hult - A Uigan and a member of the White Sky Tribe.
- Chovuk - The leader of the White Sky Tribe, as well as the Boyla, leader of all tribes.
- Essana - Forlo's wife.