|“||Elminster's archenemy, the vampiric Lord Manshoon, thinks he has destroyed Elminster at last. But Elminster survives in the form of magical ash, and with the help of his scion, a fop who is growing into a true nobleman, and his longtime companion Storm, he still has a chance to counter Manshoon's insidious plots.||”|
The goddess Mystra, thought destroyed nearly a century ago, has revealed herself to her favored servant Elminster. The Sage of Shadowdale is trapped within the mind of one of his descendents - a coinlass named Amarune, after being defeated by his longtime rival Manshoon. Amarune/Elminster has been charged by the goddess with finding new, trustworthy servants willing to do the bidding of the mistress of magic. Storm Silverhand and Amarune's lover, Lord Arclath Delcastle, escort them to do just that, despite their many misgivings about Elminster's presence in the innocent woman's mind.
Meanwhile, thinking himself finally rid of Elminster's meddling for good, Manshoon embarks on a plot to assassinate several royals and nobles of Cormyr, in order to crown himself that realm's Emperor.
- Baern Harbrow • Baert Ghalhunt • Corleth Fentable • Cymmarraa • Gorloun Hethel • Immaero Sraunter • Marlin Stormserpent • Mellast Ormblade • Mystra • Rorskryn Mreldrake
- Mentioned Characters
- Alassra Silverhand • Baelarra Delcastle • Elgorn Rhauligan • Khelben Arunsun • Laeral Silverhand • Nechelseiya Sammartael • Rorstil Hallowdant • Sammaster • Stornara Rhauligan • Thornleia Delcastle
- Sample chapter (.pdf format)