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The Highwayman

The Highwayman

Book One of the Saga of the First King

Saga of the First King (Volume 1)

R. A. Salvatore

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In The Highwayman, New York Times–bestselling author R. A. Salvatore takes his readers back to his signature world of Corona, introducing a fascinating new hero in the Saga of the First King series.

It is God's year 54 in the land of Corona. Goblins and bloodthirsty Powries search out human prey. Two religions struggle fiercely for control. Bran Dynard, a monk of the fledgling religion of Abelle, returns from his mission in a far-off land with a book of mystical knowledge and a beautiful and mysterious new wife. But he soon realizes that the world he left behind has changed, and his dream of spreading the wisdom he learned to his fellow monks is crushed. Forced to hide his wife and his precious book, Bran must decide whom he can trust and where he should now place his faith.

Twenty years later, the situation has grown darker and more desperate. Only the Highwayman travels freely, his sword casting aside both Powrie and soldier. The people need a savior, but is the Highwayman on a mission of mercy…or vengeance?

Praise for The Highwayman

“[Salvatore] thrusts his avenger into a story pleasingly plump with action, adventure, danger, and, most admirably, great tenderness.” —SF Site on The Highwayman

“Vast fun….ninja and samurai fans will get a chuckle recognizing the source of some plot elements.” —Booklist on The Highwayman

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

“The ultimate dashing warrior.” —Philadelphia Weekly Press & University City Review on The Highwayman

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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, and The Ancient 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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