The Dame

Saga of the First King (Volume 3)

R. A. Salvatore

Tor Fantasy

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The vast road network of Honce, completed a decade before, had brought great optimism to the people of the land. Commerce could travel more freely and so could armies, and those armies, it was hoped, would rid the land at long last of the vicious, bloody cap dwarfs and goblins. For the first time, the many individual kingdoms, the holdings of Honce, would be brought closer together, perhaps even united.  For the last few years, those promises had become a nightmare to the folk, as two powerful lairds fought for supremacy of a hoped-for united kingdom.

Bransen Garibond, the Highwayman, held little real interest in that fight. To him the warring lairds were two sides of the same coin. Whichever side won, the outcome for the people of Honce would be the same, Bransen believed. A journey north, however, taught Bransen that his views were simplistic at best, and that some things--like honor and true friendship-- might truly matter. 

In The Dame, Bransen’s road becomes a quest for the truth, of Honce and of himself, a quest to put right over wrong. That path is fraught with confusion and fraud, and a purposeful blurring of morality by those who would seek to use the Highwayman’s extraordinary battle skills and popularity among the commonfolk for their own nefarious ends.

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Brother Pinower hooked a finger inside the collar of his brown woolen robe and jerked it back and forth, suddenly feeling uncomfortably warm. And itchy, so itchy, as if a thousand little insects were crawling across his skin. But it wasn't the sun or the wind that had this young and healthy rising voice in the Abellican Church squirming. He knew that he should leave the wall immediately to report the dramatic and troubling sight before him, but he found that his legs would not answer his call. He couldn't turn away but was mesmerized, as were the other brothers of Chapel

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Listen to this audiobook excerpt from R.A. Salvatore's fantasy novel The Dame. The vast road network of Honce, completed a decade before, had brought great optimism to the people of the land. Commerce could travel more freely and so could armies, and those armies, it was hoped, would rid the land at long last of the vicious, bloody cap dwarfs and goblins. For the first time, the many individual kingdoms, the holdings of Honce, would be brought closer together, perhaps even united. For the last few years, th

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“Salvatore has been praised for his worldbuilding skills, and they are truly extraordinary; the reader immediately feels at home.”
RT Book Reviews on The Dame

“[A] swift-moving tale of sword and sorcery. Fans of Salvatore's unadorned approach… should be pleased with this carnival of treachery and medieval feudalism.”
Publishers Weekly on The Highwayman

“Salvatore excels in world-building and creating complex, introspective characters who triumph through wit and determination as well as skill in open combat.”
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R. A. Salvatore

R. A. Salvatore is one of fantasy’s most popular authors, with his books frequently appearing on the New York Times bestseller list and more than 10 million copies of his books sold. He is the author of The Bear, The Ancient, and The Highwayman as well as Gauntlgrym, The Legend of Drizzt books, including the Dark Elf Trilogy—Homeland, Exile, and Sojourn—and the Demon Wars series, among many others. Salvatore was born in Massachusetts, and earned a B.S. in communications and a B.A. in English from Fitchburg State College. He lives in Massachusetts with his wife, Diane, and their three children.

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The Dame
R. A. Salvatore

Mass Market Paperbound

Mass Market Paperbound
Tom Doherty Associates
Tor Fantasy
June 2010
Mass Market Paperbound
ISBN: 9780765357458
ISBN10: 0765357453
4 3/16 x 6 3/4 inches, 464 pages
$7.99

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Macmillan Audio
August 2009
Unabridged Digital Audio
ISBN: 9781427206848
ISBN10: 1427206848
Audio Run Time: 12:00
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Tom Doherty Associates
Tor Books
August 2009
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429984294
ISBN10: 1429984295
6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches, 400 pages
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