A Forgotten Realms Novel
By Christopher Rowe
(Wizards of the Coast, Mass Market Paperback, 9780786957422, 304pp.)
Publication Date: March 1, 2011
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A hero rises from the ranks of slaves!
The genasi control almost all of Calimshan for their djinn overlords—all but a few outposts like the floating Island of the Free, where escaped slaves from Calimport’s coliseum run their own brutal games. There, Cephas, a genasi with no memories of his past has spent his entire life fighting But one day a circus of misfits, lead by the crowlike Corvus Nightfeather appear and free Cephas—and for the first time Cephas can harness his inborn powers and control the stones and dirt beneath his feet.
The newest Forgotten Realms® author brings his talents to an area that has changed dramatically with the fresh take of Dungeons & Dragons® 4th Edition. The powerful elemental race of the genasi and the xenophobic and ruthless cultures of Calimshan are revealed through the rise of the Forgotten Realms' newest hero.
Christopher Rowe's short fiction has been shortlisted for the Nebula, Hugo, and World Fantasy Awards. He lives in Lexington, Kentucky. This is his first novel.
"If you’ve read and enjoyed any speculative fiction, then you probably come across Rowe’s great short stories, and you will not be disappointed by his novel. If you haven’t, then be assured that this is probably not the book you would think of just hearing the phrase “A Forgotten Realms novel.” If you have read Forgotten Realms novels, then you probably know what I’m just cluing into: that shared world novels, books based on your favorite RPGs and the like, can be just as exciting, rich, and filled with great storytelling as any other."--Guyslitwire
"Rowe opens up a whole new direction for Faerun, allows for easy entry into the world for new readers, and is darn entertaining. Recommended."--Grasping For the Wind