Edited by Philip Athans.
The Greatest Fantasy Setting of Our Generations Begins Here
Sembia is a land of wealth and power, where rival families buy and sell everything imaginable – even life itself.
In that unforgiving realm, the Uskevren family may hold the rarest commodity of all: honor.
But even they have their secrets, and at least as many enemies.
This anthology of seven stories introduces not just one realm of good and evil, not just one family of troubled heroes, but the whole of the remarkable Forgotten Realms world. Their adventure, and yours, begins here.
Featuring Forgotten Realms creator Ed Greenwood and The New York Times best-selling authors Lisa Smedman and Paul S. Kemp. Also featuring Clayton Emery, Dave Gross, Voronica Whitney-Robinson, and Richard Lee Byers.
- The Patriarch: The Burning Chalice by Ed Greenwood
- The Matriarch: Song of Chaos by Richard Lee Byers
- The Heir: Night School by Clayton Emery
- The Daughter: The Price by Voronica Whitney-Robinson
- The Second Son: Thirty Days by Dave Gross
- The Butler: Resurrection by Paul S. Kemp
- The Maid: Skin Deep by Lisa Smedman
Philip Athans (born 1964) was raised in Chicago. He graduated from film school in 1985 and started small circulation literary magazine called Alternative Fiction & Poetry.
In 1997, Athans became Managing Editor for Wizards of the Coast Book Publishing, where he has spent most of his time as the Forgotten Realms novel line editor. There he has edited dozens of anthologies and novels, and continues to write his own. His most recent works are the three novels in the Watercourse Trilogy.
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