Much to the seething dismay of his long time mistress, King Danube has asked Jilseponie Wyndon to become his queen. But she is torn. How can she love any man as completely as she did the Ranger Elbryan, the father of the child she lost? But unknown to Jilseponie, that child never died. Aydrian was stolen away by the queen of the elves. A headstrong boy secretly raised to be a weapon, Aydrian shows great promise in the arts of combat-and he is as powerful with the gemstone magic as his mother. Now De'Unnero, the weretiger and mortal enemy of Jilseponie, will join forces with Aydrian, who is hungry for power-and on a collision course with destiny. . . .
Twice the combined might of Ynis Aielle's greatest heroes and wizards has hurled back the demon armies of Morgan Thalasi. Always the Black Warlock has rebounded, stronger and more evil. But never has he wielded such power as now. With the Staff of Death, Thalasi can raise a new army from out of the very ground -- soldiers who cannot be killed because they are already dead.As the Black Warlock and his fearsome general -- the foul wraith that was once Hollis Mitchell -- prepares a devastating attack, the humans and elves of Ynis Aielle are staggered by a fresh calamity. The beautiful Rhiannon, daughter of the Emerald Witch, has been captured by Mitchell and given over to his dark master. Now the last hope of defeating Thalasi -- and Rhiannon's last hope as well -- lies at the heart of a mountain, guarded by a dragon as old as the world itself. . .From the Paperback edition.
"There were a number of books about A Game of Thrones (the HBO series) and A Song of Ice and Fire (the books) published last year . . . the one that impressed me most was James Lowder's Beyond the Wall."--George R.R. MartinForeword by New York Times bestselling author R.A. SalvatoreGo beyond the Wall and across the narrow sea with this collection about George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire, from A Game of Thrones to A Dance with Dragons.The epic game of thrones chronicled in George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire series has captured the imaginations of millions of readers. In Beyond the Wall, bestselling authors and acclaimed critics offer up thought-provoking essays and compelling insights: Daniel Abraham reveals the unique challenges of adapting the original books into graphic novels. Westeros.org founders Linda Antonsson and Elio M. García, Jr., explore the series' complex heroes and villains, and their roots in the Romantic movement. Wild Cards contributor Caroline Spector delves into the books' controversial depictions of power and gender.Plus much more, from military science fiction writer Myke Cole on the way Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder shapes many of the leading characters to author and television writer Ned Vizzini on the biases against genre fiction that color critical reactions to the series.Contributors:R.A. Salvatore (foreword)Daniel AbrahamLinda AntonssonMyke ColeElio M. García, Jr.Brent HartingerJohn Jos. MillerAlyssa RosenbergJesse ScobleCaroline SpectorMatt StaggsSusan VaughtNed VizziniGary WestfahlAdam WhiteheadAndrew Zimmerman Jones
A classic adventure from the creator of Drizzt!High in the Snowflake Mountains sits the Edificant Library, a place of scholarly study for priests, bards, and others. Now from the hidden vaults beneath the library a devastating curse is unleashed, and a young cleric must battle the terrifying creatures set loose by a malevolent, consuming essence that's been released, before his own brethren turn against him. Cadderly must put his studies to the test and enter the catacombs far below to save his brothers and himself.From the Trade Paperback edition.
The prequel series to The Ghost King comes to an explosive end!Cadderly journeys home to the Edificant Library, hoping to rebuild his shattered life--but the chaos curse has one last surprise in store for him. Failure means the loss of his beloved Danica, success might usher in a new era for the followers of Denier.
Upon his return to the Edificant Library, the young scholar-priest Cadderly finds the life of his companion, Danica, his treasured library, and his own livelihood hanging in the balance as he battles to end the chaos curse forever.
In the 3rd book of the #4 New York Times best-selling Neverwinter Saga, Drizzt draws his swords once more to aid his friends. His lover, Dahlia Sin'felle, can speak of nothing but the moment she will face the Netherese lord Herzgo Alegni once again. Drizzt has already followed a trail of vengeance beside Dahlia. Can he justify one more battle to settle a grudge he does not understand? Artemis Entreri too seeks vengeance. He offers to aid Dahlia in her mission to destroy Alegni. But Charon's Claw, Alegni's sentient sword, dominates Entreri's movements--if not his mind. And then there's the way Entreri looks at Dahlia. Can Drizzt trust his old foe? Praise for the Neverwinter Saga:"Emotional, respectful of its characters, intelligently written and structured, and finally summons a sense of nostalgic sorrow throughout"-Fantasy Book Review on Gauntlgrym, Neverwinter Saga Book I"Full of excitement. Salvatore has mastered the art of showing a beautiful fight scene, and he is at the top of his game in this one. We meet many characters with many different fighting styles, and Salvatore does a great job of distinguishing between them. He manages to take these scenes from so much more than just a fight scene, to an integral part of the story."--The SFF Hub on Gauntlgrym, Neverwinter Saga Book I"A quick read with some very satisfying fight scenes. It's also deeply layered with emotional atmosphere" --California Literary Review on Gauntlgrym, Neverwinter Saga Book IFrom the Hardcover edition. Dragons Online.If you are looking for more sword and sorcery, search for "Shadowbane" by Erik Scott de Bie, featuring a vigilante hero in the tradition of Batman and V for Vendetta.If you are looking for more about drow, search for "Lady Penitent" by Lisa Smedman, featuring three books in one volume.From the Hardcover edition.
Classic short stories that expand the epic Legend of Drizzt®!For years, the Legend of Drizzt has included short stories published in Forgotten Realms® anthologies and DragonTM magazine. Collected here for the first time are all the classic stories--and one all new tale--by The New York Times best-selling author R.A. Salvatore!From the startling origin of Drizzt's panther companion, to the tale of Jarlaxle and Entreri's first encounter with the dragon sisters, the tales in The Collected Stories enrich this epic series, and many are available here for the first time in years.
"The Companions is the best novel [R.A.] Salvatore has ever written. It's insanely courageous, profoundly powerful, masterfully constructed, and easily Salvatore's most ambitious work to date."--Paul Goat Allen, BarnesandNoble.com "After a quarter of a century, R.A. Salvatore just keeps getting better and better, and The Companions is another masterful leap forward for one of the greatest fantasy epics of all time."--Philip Athans, best-selling author of Annihilation and The Haunting of Dragon's CliffThis latest installment in New York Times best-selling author R.A. Salvatore's beloved fantasy saga, The Companions moves Salvatore's signature hero Drizzt into a new era of the Forgotten Realms. As Drizzt's fate hangs in the balance, he reflects on the lives of the trusted allies who stood by his side throughout his early life--the friends now known as the Companions of the Hall. Meanwhile, the first stirrings of the Sundering begin.
An omnibus reissue of R.A. Salvatore's Crimson Shadow Trilogy, which consists of the novels The Sword of Bedwyr, Luthien's Gamble, and The Dragon King. This trilogy follows the story of The Crimson Shadow, a Robin Hood-like figure causing mischief and protecting the innocent in a medieval fantasy setting.
Drizzt Do'Urden has settled in the windswept towns of Icewind Dale. There, he encounters a young barbarian named Wulfgar, captured in a raid and made the ward of a grizzled dwarf name Bruenor. With Drizzt's help, Wulfgar will grow from a feral child to a man with the heart of a dwarf, the instincts of a savage, and the soul of a hero. But it will take even more than that to defeat the demonic power of Crenshininbon, the fabled Crystal Shard.
With the demon dactyl and its foul minions defeated, the war-weary citizens of the kingdom of Honce-the-Bear wish only to begin rebuilding their broken lives. Yet the specter of civil war haunts the ravaged land--and a specter more fearsome still. For the demon, though defeated, was not destroyed. And now its vengeful spirit has found an unholy sanctuary. The elf-trained ranger Elbryan Wynden presses north to reclaim the savage Timberlands from retreating goblin hordes. His companion, Pony, mistres...
In THE DEMON AWAKENS, bestselling author R. A. Salvatore creates an astonishing new world for readers to explore--and an intrepid hero to lead the way: Elbryan Wynden, who must confront the dark tides of destiny in his epic search for justice and peace. .A great evil has awakened in the land of Corona, a terrible demon determined to spread death and misery. His goblin armies and fearsome giants ravage the settlements of the frontier, and in the small village of Dundallis their merciless attack leaves behind two shattered orphans: Pony and her lifelong friend, the youth Elbryan. Taken in by elves, Elbryan is raised to become a formidable ranger--a fateful role that will lead him into harrowing confrontation.Meanwhile, on a far-off island, a shower of gemstones will fall onto the black sand shores. These heaven-sent stones carry within them an incredible power--the key to all that is good in the world and all that is evil, and it is up to one young monk to liberate them from the corrupt monastery that harvests them. Pray that they don't fall into the wrong, clawed hands.
Corona may have been saved from the horrible power of the demon dactyl, but not all is safe. . . Pony and Elbryan face continued peril from the corrupt church as well as the remnants of demonic servants that roam the land. Are they still empowered by the destroyed dactyl, or are they drawing strength from an even more sinister source? Collecting all three issues of R. A. Salvatore's The Demon Wars Volume II into one book.
With this landmark series, bestselling author R. A. Salvatore introduced fantasy readers around the globe to an astonishing new world. As the DemonWars Saga unfolds over these first three books, two intrepid young heroes must confront the dark tides of destiny in an epic search for justice and peace. This eBook bundle includes: THE DEMON AWAKENS THE DEMON SPIRIT THE DEMON APOSTLE A great evil has awakened in the land of Corona: a demon determined to spread death and misery. His goblin armies and fearsome giants ravage the settlements of the frontier, and in the small village of Dundalis their merciless attack leaves behind two shattered orphans: Pony and her lifelong friend Elbryan. Taken in by elves, Elbryan is raised to become a formidable ranger--a fateful role that will lead him into harrowing confrontation. Meanwhile, on a far-off island, a shower of gemstones falls onto the black sand shores. These heaven-sent stones carry within them an incredible power--the key to all that is good and all that is evil in the world. Now it's up to one young monk to liberate them from the corrupt monastery that harvests them. Pray that they don't fall into the wrong, clawed hands. Praise for the DemonWars Saga "An enthralling epic adventure story, it introduces memorable characters and an intricate scheme of magic the readers won't soon forget."--Terry Brooks, on The Demon Awakens "A new classic! Wonderfully told! Fans will love it!"--Troy Denning, New York Times bestselling author of Star Wars: Crucible, on The Demon Awakens "Absorbing . . . one of the finest books yet in Salvatore's prolific career."--Publishers Weekly, on The Demon Spirit "Unforgettable . . . another rousing and masterful DemonWars adventure . . . a must-read for all fans of Salvatore's work."--Realms of Fantasy, on The Demon Apostle
As the DemonWars Saga continues, R. A. Salvatore expands his sweeping fantasy epic to include a new generation of heroes and villains. Picking up where the first three books leave off, this convenient eBook bundle contains the follow-up novel and sequel trilogy that round out the beloved series: MORTALIS ASCENDANCE TRANSCENDENCE IMMORTALIS The long struggle is over at last. The demon is no more, its dark sorceries shattered by the gemstone magic wielded by the woman known as Pony. But victory did not come easily. Many lives were lost, including Pony's lover, the elf-trained ranger Elbryan Wyndon, and their son. And despite the demon's demise, the kingdom still seethes in a cauldron of plots and machinations. When a deadly sickness suddenly appears among the people of Corona, Pony must undertake a pilgrimage that will test her powers--and her faith--as never before. But unknown to Pony, her child never died. Instead, he is secretly raised to be a weapon. Stolen away by the queen of the elves, the headstrong Aydrian shows great promise in the arts of combat, and he is as powerful with the gemstone magic as Pony. Hungry for power, Aydrian soon joins forces with his own mother's mortal enemy, setting himself on a collision course with destiny. Praise for the DemonWars Saga "An enthralling epic adventure story, it introduces memorable characters and an intricate scheme of magic the readers won't soon forget."--Terry Brooks, on The Demon Awakens "R. A. Salvatore at his best--and even better."--New York Times bestselling author Michael A. Stackpole, on Mortalis "As R. A. Salvatore continues to build his detailed and complex history, his readership is sure to build as well."--New York Times bestselling author Kevin J. Anderson, on Ascendance "Outstanding . . . [Transcendance has] a first-rate female high-fantasy protagonist."--Booklist "Fans will dance with joy."--Kirkus Reviews, on Immortalis
In volume one of this series, "The Sword of Bedwyr", young Luthien Bedwyr rebelled against the vicious rule of King Greensparrow and his cruel wizard-lords. In volume two, he made use of a magical cape that renders its wearer invisible--except for a lingering crimson silhouette. Now, the evil Greensparrow is back--and with a vengeance. Using dark, hideous magic, Greensparrow has taken the form of a massive dragon--a virtually unstoppable force that only Luthien can defeat.
Gary Leger is called back to the wars in the land of Faerie with his magical spear, despite having a career and a girlfriend.
The extraordinary beginning of an epic series brimming with the unbridled action, adventure, and imagination that have made the name R. A. Salvatore synonymous with the best in fantasy!Jeff "Del" DelGuidice was proud of his assignment to the research submarine The Unicorn. But his mission had barely begun when the vessel was sucked into a mysterious underseas void where time stood still, before propelling it forward, through the centuries. The crew surfaced in a strange, magical world changed forever by nuclear holocaust. Here a race of angelic beings had taken pity on the remnants of humankind, offering a chosen few a precious second chance.Thus the Isle of Hope was raised from the poisoned seas and set like a jewel in Earth's ravaged crown. But the jewel had a flaw, a dark vein of evil. For a sinister expert of the mystical arts had embraced the forbidden third magic, the most deadly sorcery of all. Only Del could defeat it--a hero sworn to peace and fated to wield the dazzling power of the fourth magic. . .From the Paperback edition.
The Star Wars novels have been expanding the universe of this popular epic for decades. Now ten thrilling, action-packed classics have been collected in one convenient eBook bundle, a perfect introduction to the vibrant and varied eras of Star Wars history, past and future. With a rich cast of characters that includes beloved favorites--Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, and Princess Leia Organa--along with new villains and heroes, including the next generation of Jedi, these adventures will take fans for a breathtaking ride across time and space in the galaxy far, far away!The novels include:THE OLD REPUBLIC: DECEIVED by Paul S. KempREPUBLIC COMMANDO: HARD CONTACT by Karen TravissDARK LORD: THE RISE OF DARTH VADER by James LucenoDEATH TROOPERS by Joe SchreiberLUKE SKYWALKER AND THE SHADOWS OF MINDOR by Matthew StoverX-WING: ROGUE SQUADRON by Michael A. StackpoleHEIR TO THE EMPIRE by Timothy ZahnNEW JEDI ORDER: VECTOR PRIME by R. A. SalvatoreLEGACY OF THE FORCE: BETRAYAL by Aaron AllstonCROSSCURRENT by Paul S. Kempl S. Kemp is the author of the New York Times bestselling novels Star Wars: Crosscurrent, Star Wars: The Old Republic: Deceived, and Star Wars: Riptide, as well as nine Forgotten Realms fantasy novels and many short stories. Paul S. Kemp lives and works in Grosse Pointe, Michigan, with his wife, children, and a couple of cats.Karen Traviss is a science fiction author and full-time novelist from Wiltshire, England. Originally from the Portsmouth area, Traviss is a graduate of the Clarion science fiction and fantasy workshop. Her first published novels include City of Pearl and its five sequels: Crossing the Line, The World Before, Matriarch, Ally, and Judge.James Luceno is the New York Times bestselling author of the Star Wars novels Millennium Falcon, Dark Lord: The Rise of Darth Vader, Cloak of Deception, and Labyrinth of Evil, as well as the New Jedi Order novels Agents of Chaos I: Hero's Trial and Agents of Chaos II: Jedi Eclipse, The Unifying Force, and the eBook Darth Maul: Saboteur. He lives with his wife and youngest child in Annapolis, Maryland.Joe Schreiber is the author of Star Wars: Death Troopers, Chasing the Dead, Eat the Dark, and No Doors, No Windows. He was born in Michigan but spent his formative years in Alaska, Wyoming, and Northern California. He lives in central Pennsylvania with his wife and two young children.Matthew Stover is perhaps best known for his four Star Wars novels, Star Wars: The New Jedi Order: Traitor; Star Wars: Shatterpoint; Star Wars: Luke Skywalker and the Shadows of Mindor; and the novelization of the movie Star Wars Episode III Revenge of the Sith. He has also written several fantasy novels, including Iron Dawn and Jericho Moon, and four science fiction/fantasy stories featuring a hero named Caine.Michael A. Stackpole is the New York Times bestselling author of the Star Wars X-Wing novels, as well as a number of other titles in the ever-expanding Star Wars universe, including the New Jedi Order: Dark Tide novels Onslaught and Ruin. He lives in Arizona with Liz Danforth and a small pack of Cardigan Welsh corgis.Timothy Zahn is the author of more than forty novels, nearly ninety short stories and novelettes, and four short-fiction collections. In 1984, he won the Hugo Award for best novella. Zahn is best known for his Star Wars novels, of which there are more than four million copies in print. Zahn lives with his family on the Oregon coast.R. A. Salvatore, is a fantasy author best known for The DemonWars Saga, his Forgotten Realms novels, and Vector Prime, the first novel in the Star Wars: The New Jedi Order series. He has sold more than 15 million copies of his books in the USA alone, and over twenty of his titles have been New York Times bestsellers. R. A. Salvatore resides with his wife, Diane, in his native state of Massachusetts.Aaron Allston is the New York Times bestselling author of the Star Wars: Fate of the Jedi books Conviction, Outcast, and Backlash; the Star Wars: Legacy of the Force novels Betrayal, Exile, and Fury; the Star Wars: The New Jedi Order: Enemy Lines a...
Available for a limited time to celebrate Star Wars Reads Day, this special edition of the Essential Novels eBook bundle assembles four thrilling favorites that will take fans for a breathtaking ride across time and space in the galaxy far, far away!The Star Wars novels have been expanding the universe of this popular epic for decades. With a rich cast of characters that includes beloved favorites--Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, and Princess Leia Organa--along with new villains and heroes, including the next generation of Jedi, this convenient eBook bundle is an action-packed introduction to the vibrant and varied eras of Star Wars history, past and future, featuring:X-WING: ROGUE SQUADRONMichael A. StackpoleIts very name strikes fear into enemy hearts. So when Rebel hero Wedge Antilles rebuilds the legendary Rogue Squadron, he seeks out only the best--the most skilled, the most daring X-wing pilots. Antilles knows the grim truth: Even with the best X-wing jockeys in the galaxy, many will not survive their near-suicidal missions. But when Rogue Squadron is ordered to assist in the assault on the heavily fortified Imperial stronghold of Black Moon, even the bravest must wonder if any at all will survive.HEIR TO THE EMPIRETimothy ZahnFive years after the Death Star is destroyed and Darth Vader and the Emperor are defeated, Princess Leia and Han Solo are married and expecting twins and Luke Skywalker has become the first in a long-awaited line of new Jedi Knights. But thousands of light-years away, the brilliant and deadly Grand Admiral Thrawn has taken command of the shattered Imperial fleet and pointed it at the fragile heart of the New Republic. For this dark warrior has made two vital discoveries that could destroy everything the courageous men and women of the Rebel Alliance fought so hard to create.NEW JEDI ORDER: VECTOR PRIMER. A. SalvatoreAs a charismatic firebrand sows seeds of dissent, undermining the tenuous reign of the New Republic, a threat surfaces from beyond the farthest reaches of the Outer Rim--an enemy bearing weapons and technology unlike anything Republic scientists have ever seen. Suddenly, Luke Skywalker; his wife, Mara; Han Solo; Leia Organa Solo; and Chewbacca--along with the Solo children--are thrust again into battle, to defend the freedom so many have fought and died for. But this time, the power of the Force itself may not be enough.LEGACY OF THE FORCE: BETRAYALAaron AllstonWhen a mission to uncover an illegal missile factory on the planet Adumar ends in a violent ambush--from which Jedi Knight Jacen Solo and his protégé and cousin, Ben Skywalker, narrowly escape with their lives--it's the most alarming evidence yet that political unrest is threatening to ignite into total rebellion. Meanwhile Luke grapples with something even more troubling: dream visions of a shadowy figure whose Force power and ruthlessness remind him of Darth Vader. If Luke's visions come to pass, they will bring untold pain to the Jedi Master . . . and to the galaxy.-wing novels, as well as a number of other titles in the ever-expanding Star Wars universe, including the New Jedi Order: Dark Tide novels Onslaught and Ruin. When not chained to a desk madly fighting deadlines, he plays indoor soccer, rides a mountain bike, and reads, but not all at the same time. He lives in Arizona with Liz Danforth and a small pack of Welsh Cardigan Corgis.Timothy Zahn is the author of more than forty novels, nearly ninety short stories and novelettes, and four short-fiction collections. In 1984, he won the Hugo Award for best novella. Zahn is best known for his Star Wars novels, of which there are more than four million copies of in print. Zahn lives with his family on the Oregon coast.R. A. Salvatore, is a fantasy author best known for The DemonWars Saga, his Forgotten Realms novels, and Vector Prime, the first novel in the Star Wars: The New Jedi Order series. He has sold more than 15 million copies of his books in the USA alone, and over twenty of his titles have been New York Times bestsellers. Salvatore resides with his wife, Diane, in ...
As I became a creature of the empty tunnels, survival became easier and more difficult all at once. I gained in the physical skills and experience necessary to live on. I could defeat almost anything that wandered into my chosen domain. It did not take me long, however, to discover one nemesis that I could neither defeat nor flee. It followed me wherever I went-indeed, the farther I ran, the more it closed in around me. My enemy was solitude, the interminable, incessant silence of hushed corridors.-Drizzt Do'UrdenFrom the Paperback edition.
R.A. Salvatore's The Cleric Quintet tells the tale of the scholar-priest Cadderly, who is plucked from the halls of the Edificant Library to fulfill a heroic quest across the land of Faerûn.Cadderly leads the combined forces of Carradoon and Shilmista against Castle Trinity, stronghold of his enemy Aballister. But another mission calls him on a journey leading into a past he hoped he would be able to forget.
Drizzt joins Bruenor on his quest for the fabled dwarven kingdom of Gauntlgrym: ruins said to be rich with ancient treasure and arcane lore. But before they even get close, another drow and dwarf pair stumbles across it first: Jarlaxle and Athrogate. In their search for treasure and magic, Jarlaxle and Athrogate inadvertently set into motion a catastrophe that could spell disaster for the unsuspecting people of the city of Neverwinter--a catastrophe big enough to lure even the mercenary Jarlaxle into risking his own coin and skin to stop it. Unfortunately, the more they uncover about the secret of Gauntlgrym, the more it looks like they can't stop it on their own. They'll need help, and from the last people they ever thought to fight alongside again: Drizzt and Bruenor.
Don't miss the gripping conclusion to Salvatore's New York Times best-selling Transitions trilogy! When the Spellplague ravages Faerûn, Drizzt and his companions are caught in the chaos. Seeking out the help of the priest Cadderly-the hero of the recently reissued series The Cleric Quintet-Drizzt finds himself facing his most powerful and elusive foe, the twisted Crenshinibon, the demonic crystal shard he believed had been destroyed years ago.
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