Long ago, in a distant land, a lonely young man struggles
to discover who he is and where he belongs.
He carries the blood and magic of two peoples, a sword of
unimaginable power, and the staggering potential for great
good...or greater evil.
R.A. Salvatore takes his readers back to his signature
world of Corona, where he introduces a fascinating new hero
destined to become a fantasy legend.
It is God's Year 54, many years before the DemonWars in the
land of Corona. The roads are unsafe to travel, where
goblins and bloodthirsty Powries search out human prey. In
this savage world, Princes feast while peasants starve, and
two religions struggle fiercely for control.
Bran Dynard, a monk of the fledgling religion of Abelle,
returns from his mission in a far off land with two prizes:
A book of mystical knowledge, and a new wife, the beautiful
and mysterious Sen Wi.
But the world he left behind has changed, and his dream of
spreading the powerful wisdom he learned to his fellow
monks is soon crushed. Forced to hide Sen Wi and his
precious book, Bran must decide whom he can trust, and
where he should now place his faith.
Twenty years later,the situation has grown darker and more
desperate. The land is devastated by war, and even the rich
and powerful live in fear. Only the masked Highwayman
travels freely, his sword casting aside Powries and
soldiers with equal ease. The people long for a savior, but
is the Highwayman on a mission of mercy...or vengence?