By N. K. Jemisin
Yeine Darr is an outcast from the barbarian north. but if her mom dies below mysterious conditions, she is summoned to the majestic urban of Sky. There, to her surprise, Yeine is termed an heiress to the king. however the throne of the Hundred Thousand Kingdoms isn't simply received, and Yeine is thrust right into a vicious strength struggle.
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The Lantannas skills of invention and innovation have, so far, been unable to remove this danger from their lands. Brass Dragons Enjoying arid, warm climates, brasses share much the same terrain as blues. There are known to be at least a dozen brasses living in Anauroch, and perhaps many more. Azulbuth (the Lake of Salt) is also reputed to be home to more than a handful of the creatures. The eastern foothills of the Orsraun Mountains, bordering Turmish, are said to shelter a mated pair of brasses.
Black dragons have been seen in flight over the southwestern margin of the Bay of Chessenta and the southern Chondalwood, and recurring rumors place a mated pair and a brood of several hatchlings in the Forest of Mir. ) Many travelers tales report that the Jungles of Chult are practically crawling with the dangerous creatures. In some areas of the jungles, the trees reputedly grow their branches so as to create distinct layers of foliage, with each layer forming an almost independent ecosystem.
Honor and Protection to the Lesser Races. Honor and Correction to the Enemies of Justice and Good. Honor and Forbearance for oneself. These precepts are fairly self-explanatory, with three possible exceptions. The third precept refers to protection and respect for goodaligned innocents. The fourth precept is a carry-over from the days when more dragons worshiped the draconic deities Lendys, Tamara, and Xymor (The Balancer, Her Mercy, and The Justicemaker). 44 This precept is kept around more from tradition than to reflect continued belief in these deities.