Forgotten Realms: Promise of the Witch-King (Sellswords #2)

Forgotten Realms: Promise of the Witch-King (Sellswords #2)

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by R. A. Salvatore
     
 

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The book was hidden well.

It’s pages promised the power of the Witch-King himself.

And now that it’s been found, even the fact that it kills anyone foolish enough to crack its cover won’t stop people from fighting over it.

Welcome to the Bloodstone Lands!

Human assassin Artemis Entreri and his dark elf companion Jarlaxle… See more details below

Overview

The book was hidden well.

It’s pages promised the power of the Witch-King himself.

And now that it’s been found, even the fact that it kills anyone foolish enough to crack its cover won’t stop people from fighting over it.

Welcome to the Bloodstone Lands!

Human assassin Artemis Entreri and his dark elf companion Jarlaxle have come to the demon-haunted wastelands of the frozen north at the request of their dragon patron. It doesn’t take long for them to find themselves caught in the middle of a struggle between powerful forces that would like nothing more than to see them both dead . . . or worse.

But Entreri and Jarlaxle aren’t just any wandering sellswords, and the ancient evils and bitter blood-feuds of the wild Bloodstone Lands may have finally met their match.


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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Jarlaxle Baenre, the drow elf, is once again on the trail to rollicking adventure in bestseller Salvatore's follow-up to Servant of the Shard (2000). At the behest of the dragon sisters Ilnezhara and Tazmikella, Jarlaxle and his assassin companion, Artemis Entreri, travel to far-off Vaasa in search of an unknown artifact belonging to the Witch-King Zhengyi. The intrepid pair infiltrate the Army of Bloodstone at the Vaasan Gate, becoming part of the elite group of seasoned fighters who defend the gate from goblins, ogres, bugbears and other monsters. Salvatore keeps the action hopping as the duo use every trick in their repertoire to achieve their goal-finding magical treasure hidden by the long-dead Witch-King. Lovers of all things elvish, especially those who like butt-kicking swordplay, dastardly intrigues and ingenious hocus-pocus, will relish this fantasy. 15-city author tour. (One-day laydown Oct. 25) Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
Kirkus Reviews
Dark elf Jarlaxle and human assassin Artemis Entreri are back with more inane banter and ostentatious swordplay in this sequel to Servant of the Shard (2000). Jarlaxle and Entreri are sent by their dragon masters to investigate a tower believed to be a construct of Zhengyi the Witch-King. In doing so, the duo destroy the tower and the magical tome that gave it birth. The dragons are not pleased, and send the pair to the wastelands of Vassa, where a new construct has been discovered, this one larger and more foreboding than the first. The two join with a diverse group of other adventurers-including the requisite turncoat-to storm the evil castle and destroy the source of its power. And if that sounds bland and bewildering . . . well, it is. The plot is a meandering mess strung together by numerous, lackluster battle sequences-plus clumsy prose and insufferable characters, all making for an adventure to miss. A formulaic, trite and derivative swords-and-sorcery fantasy that reads like a novelized Dungeons & Dragons adventure. First printing of 400,000; $500,000 ad/promo

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786952625
Publisher:
Wizards of the Coast
Publication date:
10/07/2008
Series:
Forgotten Realms Sellswords Series , #2
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
53,627
File size:
3 MB

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