The first seven of Steven Brust's Vlad Taltos novels have long been in print from Ace Books in a set of three trade paperback omnibuses. In Spring 2011, Tor put the next two Vlad books, "e;Dragon"e; and "e;Issola,"e; into print as a trade paperback entitled "e;The Book of Dragon."e; Now we continue with the next two, collecting the "e;New York Times"e;-bestselling "e;Dzur"e; and "e;Jhegaala"e; into "e;The Book of Dzur."e;
In "e;Dzur,"e; Vlad is back in the great city of Adrilankha, with a price on his head. The rackets he used to run are now under the control of the mysterious "e;Left Hand of the Jhereg"e; a cabal of women who report to no man. His ex-wife needs his help. His old enemies aren't sure whether they want to kill him, or talk to him and then kill him. A goddess appears to be playing tricks with his memory. And the Great Weapon he's carrying appears to have plans of its own .
In "e;Jhegaala,"e; Vlad decides to hide out among his relatives in faraway Fenario, in a papermaking town called Burz. At first it's not such a bad place, though the mill reeks to high heaven. But the longer he stays there, the stranger it becomes. Then a grisly murder takes place. And in its wake, far from Dragaera, without his usual organization working for him, Vlad has to do his sleuthing amidst an alien people his own."e;