When Shade Enclave returns from thousands of years of exile in the Plane of Shadow, all of Faerûn is open to its dark designs. When a tribe of kenku confront the archwizard who gave them magic but kept them as slaves, the skies rain death.When a knight of Cormyr journeys to the ruins of Tilverton, he begins to understand the terrifying power of the archwizards.When phaerimm roam the world, enslaving orc and human alike, the great powers of the world must depend on an ally as deadly as their enemy. An anthology tied to the Realms-shaking Return of the Archwizards series featuring new stories by best-selling Forgotten Realms authors, including R.A. Salvatore, Troy Denning, Ed Greenwood, and Elaine Cunningham. Contents: ´´Trial By Ordeal´´ by Lisa Smedman´´, Assassin´s Shadow´´ by Jess Lebow, ´´Too Long in the Dark´´ by Paul S. Kemp, ´´Darksword´´ by Troy Denning, ´´Liar´s Game´´ by Jessica Beaven, ´´That Curious Sword´´ by R.A. Salvatore, ´´A Little Knowledge´´ by Elaine Cunningham, ´´Astride the Wind´´ by Philip Athans, ´´The Fallen Lands´´ by Murray J.D. Leeder, ´´When Shadows Come Seeking a Throne´´ by Ed Greenwood, ´´King Shadow´´ by Richard Lee Byers, ´´The Shifting Sands´´ by Peter Archer 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lance Axt. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/006629/bk_adbl_006629_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In Faerie, magical power means everything. Keeping it means finding the key. After barely escaping with my life, returning to Faerie is the last thing I want to do. But my mission has grown only stronger now that I´ve sworn to save more held trapped in that realm. If only I know about their fate, then I´m sure as hell going to save them. Even if it means returning to hell. The upside is I now know where Julia is being kept. The downside is she´s being used as bait by the High Mage. Meanwhile, the Seelie are losing their stranglehold on magical power as the realm destabilizes around them. That only makes them more dangerous in their quest to regain immortality. There´s both fighting in the streets and search parties on the hunt. I soon learn those men are hunting for me. My only hope is taking refuge with more of the hunted, the rebel faction plotting to take back magical power. They need me and I need them. But there´s another who needs me, too: the intoxicating fae lord who hasn´t forgotten what passed between us. It may be that his power over me proves too hard to resist. But how can I know if he wants me for who I am or because of the magic that may lay hidden within me? Because if I´m the one foretold in the prophecies, I may hold the fate of three realms in my hands. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rachel Dulude. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/012089/bk_tant_012089_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This novel anthology, is to mark the 10th anniversary of the ´´Realms of...´´ novel anthologies. There have been eight Forgotten Realms anthologies (see below) and Wizards of the Coast are inviting FR fans to select which short stories from those anthologies should be included in this new collection. A new short story by R A Salvatore is to be included in the collection. The short stories included in this anthology are as follows (in survey rank order): 1. ´´Rite of Blood´´ - Elaine Cunningham (Realms of the Underdark) 2. ´´Elminster at the Magefair´´ - Ed Greenwood (Realms of Valor) 3. ´´Darksword´´ - Troy Denning (Realms of Shadow) 4. ´´Blood Sport´´ - Christie Golden (Realms of Infamy) 5. ´´Six of Swords´´ - William W. Connors (Realms of Magic) 6. ´´The Rose Window´´ - Monte Cook (Realms of Mystery) 7. ´´The First Moonwell´´ - Douglas Niles (Realms of Magic) 8. ´´The Greatest Hero Who Ever Died´´ - J. Robert King (Realms of Infamy) 9. ´´Tertius and the Artifact´´ - Jeff Grubb (Realms of the Arcane) 10. ´´Red Ambition´´ - Jean Rabe (Realms of Magic) 11. ´´The Common Spell´´ - Kate Novak-Grubb (Realms of Magic) 12. ´´Assassin´s Shadow´´ - Jess Lebow (Realms of Shadow) 13. ´´And the Dark Tide Rises´´ - Keith Francis Strohm (Realms of the Deep) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Liza Ross. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/006635/bk_adbl_006635_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Shadow over Faern The Time of Troubles had arrived. The chaos of spilled blood, lawless strife, monsters unleashed, and avatars roaming Faern had come. But wrathful and warring gods were not Faern´s only problem. The dreaded and insidious Shadowmasters had seized the opportunity to increase their influence and power while Mystra and her minions were otherwise engaged. The Shadowmasters had woven a magical cloak of spells that would render the wearer invisible to their rival´s magic. The shadow over Faern spreads.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Todd McLaren. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/011196/bk_adbl_011196_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
On the hunt. Raised in the harsh Colorado Rockies, Zach King knows the wilderness. He can track his way through the thickest forest and bring down the most dangerous beasts. But his most recent quarry has moved the game to a whole new ground: New Orleans. Hot on the trail of Athena Borke - the vicious woman who kidnapped his sister, Evelyn - Zach must adjust to a whole new set of rules in this vipers´ den of corruption. From gator-infested swamps to a mansion with the most sinister reputation, Zach will brave it all to save Evelyn´s life, even if it means forfeiting his own. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rusty Nelson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bimo/001553/bk_bimo_001553_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Elminster´s Doom... It was the eve of the Time of Troubles. The chaos of spilled blood, lawless strife, monsters unleashed, and avatars roaming Faern was still to come. Unbeknownst to mortals, the gods had been summoned together, and among them was Mystra, grown proud and willful in the passing eons. With the others, she was about to be stripped of her godhood. The secret of her power gave her an idea. She made certain preparations, looking always for one who would be her successor.... But until that person´s ascension, her power must be preserved. A lone mortal must carry the greater share of her divine energy until the power could be reclaimed, and it was the fate of this mortal to risk being destroyed or driven wild, involuntarily and without warning. This was the occaision of Elminster´s Doom. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Todd McLaren. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/006587/bk_adbl_006587_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Erevist Cale, the loyal servant of the Uskevren family, has a terrible secret. Now, when a ruthless evil is unleashed on Selgaunt, the butler´s ties to the underworld may have put the Uskevren in jeopardy. Erevist must finally prove his loyalty - to the city and to the Uskevren. He won´t get a second chance. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John Pruden. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/006510/bk_adbl_006510_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From the number one best-selling author of Dragons Realm and the Blood Curse series comes the highly-anticipated sequel that will leave you breathless.... ´´It is time to speak of that which we never mention: the prophecy, the omen, the fact that I have come of age....´´ In the decades since an innocent human slave was taken to Castle Dragon against her will, for the sole purpose of bearing a son for the monarchy, much has changed in the Realm: Alliances made in secret have flourished; sons born of veiled paternity have grown to adulthood; and dangerous warlocks, seasoned witches, and cunning shades have risen to powerful positions. Yet all is not as it seems. Beneath the shadow of an eerie double moon, a dark, tormented evil is rising.... Stirring. Awakening. A prophecy is beckoning: ´´It is time. It is time.´´ And a lethal dragon prince is growing restless to seize the throne of his bestial ancestors. King Demitri will never step aside. Mina Louvet - indeed, all the Sklavos Ahavi are caught between worlds. And the web of lies spun by the eldest dragon prince - the treachery, deception, and perversion - may very well spark a war of fire and fury unlike anything the Realm has ever seen - or hoped to survive. Great reward requires greater risk, and every beating heart will be wagered in this high-stakes game of blood and reckoning. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mikael Naramore. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/109097/bk_acx0_109097_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
After the oracle´s prediction of Ben´s fate, what options does the Novak have left? Will he attempt to fight his destiny? Can such a battle even be won? Jeramiah still lurks in The Shade like a shadow. Why is he still on the island? Why did he even come in the first place? Prepare for a thrill ride back to The Shade...buy now! Beware of spoilers in the reviews below that are without spoilers alerts! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Will Damron, Elizabeth Evans, Tavia Gilbert, Jason Clarke, Erin Mallon, Kate Rudd. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/098061/bk_acx0_098061_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.