By Jeff Mariotte
The younger Pictish warrior Kral, aided by means of his dependable cadre of acquaintances, sails to the sinister and hazardous realm of Stygia, at the path of the stolen holy relic which can store his people—the enamel of the Ice undergo. but even after enduring perils past their darkest goals, they locate that a part of their prize is missing—stolen through the duplicitous warrior-thief, Conor.
Journeying into the guts of the Cimmerian wasteland within the useless of iciness, Kral and his partners look for their traitorous former comrade while the enraged Picts salary a determined, doomed conflict opposed to the good King Conan himself.
Beset by way of enemies on all fronts, Kral needs to struggle for ownership of teeth of the Ice undergo if he's to save lots of his humans from utter annihilation, and declare a future he by no means can have dreamed of…
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Age of Conan: Dawn of the Ice Bear: Dawn of the Ice Bear by Jeff Mariotte