Downshadow by Erik Scott de Bie is the third novel in the Waterdeep series. It is also the first novel in the Shadowbane series.

A dangerous, subterranean labyrinth haunted by outlaws and monsters.
The upper reaches of the legendary Undermountain.
The only law is that of the sword in

Ever wondered what it's really like to be a paladin? A holy knight, struggling to live in a very unholy city? A city crowded with tempting women who take a great interest in you, and old enemies increasingly thirsty for your doom?

Downshadow shows you, in a tale packed with battles, betrayals, sticky situations, lurking foes... and the deadly rooms and passages of Waterdeep's most dangerous neighborhood of all: Downshadow, beneath the cobbles and cellars and the sewers that underlie them. This is one wild ride. I highly recommend it, have read it several times through, and look forward to re-reading it many times more!

Ed Greenwood


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  1. Erik Scott de Bie (April 2009). Downshadow. (Wizards of the Coast), p. ?. ISBN 978-0-7869-5128-4.