A cursed destiny. A band of warriors. And one troubled kingdom. It is whispered in Agathia that the legendary warriors of the mist—cursed by the gods—can be summoned only when a champion is needed and the cause is just. Gideon, their captain, knows this to be the one path that will lead his men to redemption—lest they face an eternity of damnation. Years have passed since anyone has journeyed to the river’s edge, but times are desperate. Oppressed by a cruel guardian whose dark magic threatens to destroy her people, the beautiful and courageous Merewen calls upon the bespelled warriors. In Gideon she finds more than a champion, and in his arms, more than protection. However, their enemies are fighting with a power darker than anything than they imagined, and should Gideon fail, she will lose everything she holds dear—including her heart.
A mass market expanded edition of Ed Greenwood’s first Forgotten Realms novel. Author Ed Greenwood has returned to his first novel set in the Forgotten Realms world. Working from his original notes, he has revised and expanded the novel, developing characters and scenes that were cut from the original edition published in 1988. Fans will enjoy this mass market edition of the “director’s cut” of the first novel in Greenwood’s story of Shandril of Highmoon. AUTHOR BIO: A resident of Ontario, Ed Greenwood created the Forgotten Realms setting nearly 30 years ago and has written hundreds of novels, articles, and game products in the setting. His most recent novel is Elminster’s Daughter From the Paperback edition.
Zsanette, formerly of the Wulfila and now a newly minted mage of the Black Tower, is in the midst of the Emperor's campaign against the neighboring kingdoms. If that weren't enough for one young mage, she also has to contend with traitorous soldiers and her nemesis and fellow mage Bronwyn, who is trying to turn the mages against Zsanette. Beyond her personal troubles, there’s a new group of blood mages who are seeking to undermine the Empire. All this while Zsanette has to navigate a dangerous new magyk and her feelings for a certain handsome cavalry officer. It's almost too much for a young mage to handle! Along with her friends, a not-so-inconspicuous dragon, and the ever recalcitrant Garret Walton, they have to keep the Empire from collapsing and hopefully save the day once again. This is the spell-binding sequel to Mage Rising by Alina Jacobs!
The onset of the era of the wave of despair, the sage Anurich has arrivedthe most compassionate of the sages, only that his presence spells great trouble for the world. He was always summoned to battle the greatest disturbances in the world. An evil is stirring. The most troublesome being has been given more liberation to exert its will upon the earth. Nature puts everyone in a difficult situation. Chaos is everywherea sage was taken, mages fight, villages disagree, and even the normal people act impulsively. The demons also contribute to the disarray plaguing the world. The destiny of the worlds would be decided in the home of the sages. Sages, mages, and demons rush to reach the rock altar of sages, where the future of the worlds would be concluded. The legacy of order is threatened. Who would prevail? Would the rule of chaos be fulfilled? If fulfilled, could it be managed? Would the influence of the era consume everyone? And would the stolen sage be recovered?
Captain Corrain is hailed as a hero but he knows all such praise would turn to anger if certain people knew what had really happened. The wizard who supposedly saved him and his comrades has merely claimed the island of the corsair's for his own. No one knows what this enigmatic newcomer intends to do next. Corrain has good reason to fear the worst, as he confides in Lady Zurenne of Halferan. He knows he can trust her now that still more perilous secrets bind the two of them together. This disastrous turn of events cannot be concealed from Hadrumal's powerful mages. The Chief Mage Planir's leadership is now openly questioned. Surely he will enforce his authority by crushing this upstart? But the Aldabreshin warlords act first. The warlords are watching the ominous skies as a once in a lifetime conjunction of the stars approaches. Will the warlords be content to drive this solitary wizard out of the Archipelago or has the time come for them to destroy all magic?
Hate At First Sight The tempestuous affair of Kitiara Uth Matar and Tanis Half-Elven begins with the sword. Life isn't simple for the hotheaded pair. They must contend with a carnivorous, two-headed troll; a deposed leader who believes Kitiara is the cause of the ruler's troubles; a vindictive mage who seeks peculiar vengeance; and Kit's hulking former lover. They also meet a beautiful magic-user hiding a painful secret, and a giant owl with a sardonic sense of humor. Here is the long-awaited story of the meeting of Tanis and Kitiara, a tale of love, lust, betrayal, and revenge that takes the reader through Krynn and south to the glacial Icereach. Ellen Porath, co-author of Kindred Spirits, tells this exciting new tale, the fifth in the Dragonlance Saga Meetings Sextet.
"What mage?" Aheam immediately questioned. "Me, what do you want with me?" Ariston whimpered. "I have questions!" the red dragon Zaira replied. "After we discuss the terms with the Earl, and while Aheam looks for the scepter, you may talk to Ariston in my presence!" Tibalt firmly insisted. Tibalt had heard of the red dragons' deep hatred for mages and he had grown fond of Ariston. "Ariston's a mage?" Aheam stated in shock. Ariston had slain a dragon and had performed admirably as a squire for Tibalt, it was turning Aheam's idea of mages upside down. He actually liked Ariston. Having lost his parents at a very young age and having his elder sister ripped away from him by the sinister Dark Mages might make anyone lose hope. But the twelve-year-old Ariston isn't just anyone. Sure living day to day isn't easy, but he and his two best friends, Elina and Faustus, make do. Their courage, perseverance, and loyalty inspire new friendships-honorable men including the Great Knight of Adar and the mage Pilan the All Powerful. Perhaps it is possible to rescue Ariston's sister from the clutches of the Dark Mages. After all great friendships lead to great deeds!