The Crimson Sword
Book One of the Legend of Asahiel (The Legend of Asahiel Series #1)
The Age of Man has begun. The "undesirable" creatures of legend have been driven from their lands, magic has been forsaken, the old gods reduced to myth.Now humans will rule the kingdoms of the island continent of Pentania. But they are not alone.
Alson's king has been assassinated, its capital besieged by a malevolent wizard. The chaos and terror now sweeping the land have come to the remote village of Diln -- sending young Jarom far from his home to seek aid against the nefarious usurper. But a mysterious council has decreed Jarom must find one of the mythical Swords of Asahiel -- the divine talismans the elven avatars used to forge the earth -- in order to save a quarrelsome, fledgling humanity. For a Demon Queen has awakened from the abyss -- and humankind is about to discover its powerlessness in the face of the ancient terrors of the world.
Praise For The Crimson Sword: Book One of the Legend of Asahiel (The Legend of Asahiel Series #1)…
“This captivating tale will have you turning the pages late into the night.” — Terry Brooks
“A fast-paced tale from a talented new author whose characters propel you through a terrific adventure. I loved it!” — John Saul
“A fantastic adventure with fun characters and events that really aren’t what they seem.” — Robert Newcomb, author of The Scrolls of the Ancients
“A richly detailed world of shadow assassins, demon queens, and magical swords. Jarom is a sympathetic and engaging hero.” — Library Journal
Harper Voyager, 9780060741518, 720pp.
Publication Date: April 25, 2006
About the Author
After washing out as a college quarterback, Eldon Thompson returned to his first love, writing. Unfortunately, he's found wrestling plots and characters to be every bit as rough—though with less physical bruising. The author of The Crimson Sword and The Obsidian Key, he splits his time between the Oregon coast and Southern California.