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Child of a Mad God

Child of a Mad God

A Tale of the Coven

The Coven (Volume 1)

R. A. Salvatore

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From R. A. Salvatore, the legendary creator of Drizzt Do’Urden, comes the start of a brand new epic journey, Child of a Mad God.

When Aoleyn loses her parents, she is left to fend for herself among a tribe of vicious barbarians. Bound by rigid traditions, she dreams of escaping to the world beyond her mountain home.

The only hope for achieving the kind of freedom she searches for is to learn how to wield the mysterious power used by the tribe’s coven known as the Song of Usgar. Thankfully, Aoleyn may be the strongest witch to have ever lived, but magic comes at price. Not only has her abilities caught the eye of the brutish warlord that leads the tribe, but the demon of the mountain hunts all who wield the Coven’s power, and Aoleyn’s talent has made her a beacon in the night.

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THE WORLD BEYOND THE WORLD

(The last day of the ninth month, Parvespers, God’s’Year 839)


The long arms of the strong and lanky boatman reached far ahead, slowly and silently dipping the paddle through the glassy...

Praise for Child of a Mad God

""Salvatore has made a name for himself as an author who isn't afraid to go fantastically dark and to challenge what has come before. Child of a Mad God continues that legacy." —Den of Geek

"Exciting action and a wealth of well-drawn characters mark Salvatore's series launch. Fans and new readers alike will be pleased."—Library Journal

"Readers will eagerly await the next entry"—Booklist, starred review

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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 Dame, 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. He lives in Massachusetts.

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