The Bedine witch Ruha has left the parched sea of Anauroch on her quest to become a Harper. That quest takes her to Elversult, where she must prove herself by discovering who has poisoned Lady Yanseldara. Simple enough. Find the poison and track the poisoner.
Simple... until the Cult of the Dragon, a Shou Prince, an oriental merchant, and an ancient dracolich get involved.
As Ruha soon discovers, life is never simple for a Harper, and poisoners' plots hold more treacherous twists than the tail of a Shou dragon.
Troy Denning (born 1958) is a fantasy and science fiction author of the New York Times bestselling novel Waterdeep, which he wrote with Scott Ciencin under the pseudonym Richard Awlinson. Other notable works are Dragonwall, Pages of Pain and The Parched Sea. He is also known for his work on the epilogue to The Avatar Trilogy, Crucible: The Trial of Cyric The Mad.
Troy Denning. Wikipedia.
Photo: Troy Denning, at Lucca Games 2007, the foremost Italian Games and Fantasy Show. Photo author: Elena Torre. Photo source: Wikimedia Commons.