The Stowaway (Stone of Tymora Series #1)

The Stowaway (Stone of Tymora Series #1)

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by R. A. Salvatore, Geno Salvatore
     
 

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From the author of more than a dozen New York Times best sellers and his son, comes the first installment of a brand-new fantasy trilogy written just for young readers...

Barely a teen and already guarding a secret that could jeopardize his young life, Maimun is marked for death. With the help of a mysterious stranger, the boy escapes his village and…  See more details below

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From the author of more than a dozen New York Times best sellers and his son, comes the first installment of a brand-new fantasy trilogy written just for young readers...

Barely a teen and already guarding a secret that could jeopardize his young life, Maimun is marked for death. With the help of a mysterious stranger, the boy escapes his village and flees out to sea, stowing away on the pirate hunting ship, Sea Sprite, where he comes across a most unlikely ally: the dark elf Drizzt Do'Urden. With a half-demon determined to destroy him, and a crew of sailors resentful of the trouble he's caused, Maimun must find the courage to prove his worth, both to his friends and to himself.

Nearly two decades ago, R.A. Salvatore introduced the world to Drizzt D'Urden in a series that has since become a fantasy classic and a consistent presence on best seller lists. Now, for the first time, Salvatore partners with his son Geno to craft a brand-new story just for young readers, featuring a cameo of the most beloved fantasy character of all time.

For young readers seeking the next great fantasy saga or for long-time fans who can't miss any installment in the Drizzt saga, this book delivers all the action, intrigue, and magic you've come to expect from the Salvatore name.

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Opening a new plotline set in the Dungeons & Dragons Forgotten Realms, this father-son collaboration sends Maimun-a 12-year-old orphan with a mysterious past who bears a god-connected stone that seems to radiate good luck-fleeing from the very quick and powerful demon Asbeel. Speaking like Sheherazade to a sword-wielding captor at the opening, Maimun describes in episodic flashbacks how his life turned into one long chase over land and sea once he was given the stone by his enigmatic foster parent, Perrault. The pace never falters, the cast is positively festooned with pirates and menacing magical creatures (such characters from parallel stories as Drizzt Do'Urden the Dark Elf also put in appearances) and Maimun's narrative ends on a cliffhanger that will leave readers slavering for the next episode, due out in 2009. Light on explicit violence, gore or death despite plenty of opportunities for all three, this makes sturdy fare for younger fans of D&D or sword-and-sorcery fantasy in general. (Fantasy. 10-12)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786955947
Publisher:
Wizards of the Coast
Publication date:
01/26/2010
Series:
Stone of Tymora Series , #1
Sold by:
Penguin Random House Publisher Services
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
308,505
File size:
2 MB
Age Range:
10 - 14 Years

Meet the Author

R.A. SALVATORE is the author of forty novels and more than a dozen New York Times best sellers, including The Two Swords which debuted at #4 on the New York Times best seller list.

GENO SALVATORE has collaborated on several R.A. Salvatore projects including Fast Forward Games R.A. Salvatore's The DemonWars Campaign Setting and R.A. Salvatore's The DemonWars Player's Guide. He co-authored R.A. Salvatore's DemonWars Prologue, a DemonWars short story that appeared in the comic book published by Devil's Due Publishing. He is a recent graduate of Boston University and lives in Massachusetts.


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Brief Biography

Hometown:
Leominster, MA
Date of Birth:
January 20, 1959
Place of Birth:
Leominster, MA
Website:
http://www.rasalvatore.com/

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