Orca, by Steven Brust, copyright 1996; Ace Books/the Berkley Publishing Group, March 1996, 5th printing. Interesting to find out more about Kiera. The interstitial letters and meetings between Cawti and Kiera are interesting, as is the back and forth between Kiera and Vlad's viewpoints, and it's typical that we'd find out about Vlad Norathar practically off-stage.
Dragon, by Steven Brust, copyright 1998; Tor/Tom Doherty Associates, LLC, first mass market edition November 1999. Vlad in an army? Unthinkable!
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