In a land filled with pageantry, sorcery and adventure, one young boy finds himself immersed in the ultimate battle of good versus evil. As the malevolent wizard Balfazore begins his quest for power, fourteen year old Roland De Forrest is pressed into service as a knight. But t just any knight; he is the heir to the legendary Blue Knight. Guided by his friend and mentor, the wizard Saraphish, Roland is asked to shoulder the burden and responsibility of continuing the legacy of the famed knight; to protect the kingdom of Doremus and its people from harm. A monumental task for even the stoutest of men, it has w been placed in the hands of a boy who is t even half way through his training to become a knight. Tormented by the powerful Balfazore, a dragon, Zunseraya, who has had an uneasy coexistence with the people of Doremus, has been urged into more aggressive behavior towards man. The tension comes to a head during the annual festival and tournament held by the king of Doremus for his people. A story of good versus evil, this is t just a knight's tale. It is a different kind of love story as well, exploring the relationships between family, friends, companions and kingdoms. Jim Anan was born and raised in New Jersey where he still lives with his wife, Ellie and their two children, Colin and Lindsay. The Dragon's Lair is his first vel. Message to Readers: This book is meant to entertain you, the reader. With any luck, it will allow you to escape, if only briefly, from the stress and chaos of the real world. I hope you enjoy it.