Salvatore Father and Son Duo Return to Stone of Tymora Saga
By Jonathan Pilley (@omnicomic)
R. A. Salvatore has made a name for himself crafting intricate tales of mystical realms. In fact, the man is quite the legend when it comes to doing so. Back in 2008 he collaborated with his son Geno Salvatore on a series of books under the Stone of Tymora banner. The younger Salvatore took the reins and ran with it, crafting a story that the Midwest Book Review refers to as a “fast-paced fantasy . . . is a perfect pick for . . . readers seeking powerful characterization and complex, fast-changing stories.”
On October 2, the three books that comprise the trilogy are being released as one in a handy, hardcover format. Originally intended as a trilogy for teens, the stories have been redesigned in an adult package with a brand new cover. The collection features the three individual books: The Stowaway, The Shadowmask and The Sentinels. They were originally published in sequence between 2008 and 2010 with the new collection release giving fans the chance to make up for lost time.
The entirety of the saga takes the reader on an adventure aboard Captain Deudermont’s Sea Sprite, hot on the heels of a demon intent on destroying the luckstone inherited by one unlucky orphan. What’s interesting about the saga is the story is told from a first-person point of view of the main character Maimun, something that doesn’t happen often in the Forgotten Realms series. Fans reading the series will be thrilled to see that Salvatore stalwart Drizzt Do’Urden is on hand to dispense wisdom as well.
By the way, Stone of Tymora takes place in the Forgotten Realms. You know, the most popular and well-inhabited area in the Dungeons and Dragons universe, created by Ed Greenwood? The one that plays host to games such as Pool of Radiance, Baldur’s Gate, Icewind Dale and Neverwinter Nights, alongside countless other Salvatore novels? That Forgotten Realms. The place is kind of a big deal.
The father/son writing duo will be traveling on a brief signing book store (primarily in New England) with details below. You can surely pick up the book in store (what else will they autograph?) or online for $27.95. If you’re in MA, NH, CT or Canada, then be sure to swing by one of the locales and say hi. Tell them Drizzt sent you.
Framingham, MA — Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Barnes & Noble/ Framingham, MA (Signing 7-9PM)
1 Worcester Rd
Framingham, MA 01701
Toad Stool / Milford, NH — Friday, October 5, 2012
Toad Stool / Milford, NH (Signing 6:30-8:30PM)
586 Nashua Street
Milford, NH 03055
Hebron, CT — Saturday, October 6, 2012
King Arthur’s Harvest Faire (Signing 2-3:30PM)
347 Gilead Street
Hebron, CT 06248
Halifax, Nova Scotia — Saturday, October 27, 2012
HalCon (Signing 12:15-2PM)
World Trade & Convention Centre
1800 Argyle Street
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada