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Publisher's Summary

Young noble Luthien Bedwyr is too privileged to understand that his once-proud land, Eriador, suffers under the demonic oppression of Wizard-King Greensparrow. That is, until the day Luthien seeks justice for a friend's murder---only to become a fugitive fleeing the king's monstrous cyclopian soldiers. Befriended by the irrepressible "highwayhalfling" Oliver deBurrows, and enlisted by an ancient, mysterious mage, Luthien's exile will become an enchanted quest to steal a mystic prize from a dragon's hoard.
Suddenly, Eriador's enslaved humans, elves, and dwarfs begin to rally around rumored tales of a freedom fighter who strikes Greensparrow's foul minions...an unknown hero who wields a legendary sword and magic cape...a warrior who is invisible but who casts the "Crimson Shadow."
©1995 R. A. Salvatore (P)2010 Tantor
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Critic Reviews

“Salvatore describes and choreographs battle scenes better than any other contemporary fantasist, as this first tale of the adventures of Luthien Bedwyr amply demonstrates.” (Publishers Weekly)
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By Jeri Castagno on 09-09-17

Dashing story with a striking narrator!

Another great tale written by Salvatore! David Drummond provides a memorable narration to the story and brings out the full character for Oliver DeBurrows!

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By Racheal on 05-26-10

Entertaining, funny , a little predictable

A good story. I enjoyed it. I really liked the highwAyman character. He made me laugh. The rest was a little predictable. I definately enjoyed it. Its a good inbetween book... I finished some AWSOME epics, couldnt find any new ones, so I read this one. Short and entertaining. Like a good tv episode. Just not earth shattering.

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