The Crimson Shadow

The Sword of Bedwyr
R. A. Salvatore


Paperback | Sep 2019 | Open Road Media Sci-Fi & Fantasy | 9781504055604 | 226pp | 229x152mm | GEN | AUD$29.99, NZD$34.99

In the once-stable land of Eriador, young fighter Luthien Bedwyr is too naive to grasp the consequences of the evil new reign of Wizard-King Greensparrow-until Luthien's best friend is slain by one of the despot's cyclopean soldiers. Publicly vowing revenge, Luthien becomes not only the wizard's most-wanted adversary, but also a fugitive embarking on a grand scheme to restore peace to the kingdom. 

His mettle tested, Luthien crosses paths with highwayhalfling Oliver deBurrows. The irrepressible thief is game to join him. But at the behest of an ancient mage, Luthien must first secure two ancient weapons from a dragon's lair: a legendary sword and a mystical blood-red cape that renders its wearer invisible. 

Rumors soon begin to swirl of a freedom fighter preparing to strike against Greensparrow and his monstrous minions, affording a tenuous hope for liberation among Eriador's oppressed-especially a beautiful Fairborn elf slave risking everything to support the coming insurgency of the hero they call the Crimson Shadow.