Searching for his long-lost father, Bransen Garibond is tricked into journeying across the Gulf of Corona to the wild lands of Vanguard, where he is pressed into service in a desperate war against the brutal Samhaist, Ancient Badden.
On an Alpinadoran lake, just below Ancient Badden's magical ice castle, several societies, caught in the web of their own conflicts, are oblivious to Ancient Badden's devastating plans to destroy them.
Bransen becomes the link between the wars, and if he fails, all who live on the lake will perish, and all of northern Honce will fall under the shadow of the merciless and vengeful Samhaists.
"Fails to hit the highs of previous Corona books, but still a worthy addition to the lore of Salvatore's invented world. " - Kirkus Reviews.
"The result is a Frankenstein's monster-like construct of brisk prose and lively combat scenes: imposing at first glance, but awkwardly assembled and doomed to disappoint." - Publishers Weekly.
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As one of the fantasy genre's most successful authors, R.A. Salvatore enjoys
an ever-expanding and tremendously loyal following. His books regularly
appear on The New York Times bestseller lists and have sold more than
10,000,000 copies. The Two
Swords, Book III of The Hunter's Blade Trilogy (October 2004) debuted at # 1
on The Wall Street Journal best-seller list and at # 4 on The New York Times
best-seller list. His books have been translated into numerous foreign
languages including German, Italian, Finnish, Greek, Hungarian, Turkish,
Croatian, Bulgarian, Yiddish, Spanish, Russian, Polish, Czech, and French.
Salvatore's first published novel, The Crystal Shard from TSR in 1988, became the first volume of the acclaimed Icewind Dale Trilogy and ...
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