THE MASTER OF DREAMS
Poet laureate to the de' Medicis in Renaissance Italy, Ludovico Ariosto is a gentle man possessed of wisdom and great talent--his verses bring honor to his patron and make hot-blooded men weep for their sheer beauty.
But in Ariosto's grand vision, his Fantasia, he is transformed into a stalwart hero who flies on his great steed to the fabled New Americas -- a world where courage will win a continent, and where one man's nobility will help stem the tide of destruction. In this wondrous New World where magic works and malevolent wizards hold sway, Ariosto is champion.
Which vision will triumph--that of the warrior who goes nobly forth in his dreams to vanquish his foes, or that of the gentle poet whose loyalty could doom him?