Synopses & Reviews
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.
"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." Kirkus Reviews
"[T]he lucidly described action and swift pace will keep the pages turning and anticipation of further adventures simmering." Booklist
About the Author
R.A. Salvatore is the author of forty novels and more than a dozen New York Times
bestsellers, including The Two Swords
, which debuted at #4 on the New York Times
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.