Sandstorm: A Forgotten Realms Novel

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A hero rises from the ranks of slaves!

The genasi control almost all of Calimshan for their djinn overlords--all but a few outposts like the floating Island of the Free, where escaped slaves from Calimport's coliseum run their own brutal games. There, Cephas, a genasi with no memories of his past has spent his entire life fighting. But one day a circus of misfits, lead by the crowlike Corvus Nightfeather appear and free Cephas--and for the first time Cephas can harness his inborn powers and control the ground beneath his feet.

The newest Forgotten Realms® author brings his talents to an area that has changed dramatically with the fresh take of Dungeons & Dragons® 4th Edition. The powerful elemental race of the genasi and the ruthless cultures of Calimshan are revealed through the rise of the Forgotten Realms' newest hero.

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"Knowledge of the sword is useless without knowledge of the world."Cephas has no memories of how he came to fight in the gladiatorial arena of the floating earthmote called the Island of the Free. All he knows of the world beyond, he has gleaned from stories the master of the games reads to his followers."You are wise to realize you must trust me. You are wise to find this terrifying."From a distance Corvus Nightfeather and his Circus of Wonders have watched the Island of the Free, piecing together its weaknesses and defenses. And watched with interest the young genasi gladiator whose feet have never once touched the earth."Now open this book again. Now begin anew. There is more yet in these pages."For the first time Cephas can harness his inborn powers and control the stones and dirt beneath his feet. But Corvus has plans for Cephas that extend beyond the circus's shows.

About the Author:

Christopher Rowe's stories have been printed and reprinted in English and a half dozen other languages in publications around the world. He had been a finalist for the Hugo, Nebula, World Fantasy, Theodore Sturgeon, and Seiun (Japan) Awards. He lives in Lexington, Kentucky, with his wife, the writer Gwenda Bond, their dogs, Emma and Puck, and their cat, Hemingway. Sandstorm is his first novel.

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