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The Highwayman: A Novel of Corona

Salvatore, R. A.

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ISBN 10: 1593150164 / ISBN 13: 9781593150167
Published by Vanguard Pr
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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1593150164 2004. 372 pages. Signed by Salvatore with a certificate of authenticity. Purple boards with silver gilt spine titling. Boards show very slight bumping to the spine ends. Spine square. Binding sound. Dust jacket covered in archival Mylar, fine. Interior bright and unmarked. > DJ > SIGNED by Author. Bookseller Inventory # BBS-2001729

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Title: The Highwayman: A Novel of Corona

Publisher: Vanguard Pr

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

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First printing. A fine copy in a near fine dust jacket. Rubs to the head and heel of the jacket's spine. Dust jacket art by Todd Lockwood.


R.A. Salvatore's prelude to the Demon Wars Sagas The Highwayman is a stimulating ride into the early history of Corona and the vehicle is the creation a new, Drizzt-rivaling hero. Salvatore spins the tragic tale of an Abellican missionary who returns to Honce from the desert land Behr with wonders from the ancient Jhesta Tu monastery. At his side is his wife, a Jhesta Tu mystic. His dreams of uniting the teachings of the Jhesta Tu and "The Church of Blessed Abelle" are broken against the realities of bigotry and the young Abellican Church's struggle for political favor against the Druid-like Samhaists. But from their doomed union will rise a people's hero--the Highwayman.

This novel is, at its heart, an origin tale and Salvatore takes time to spin his hero's legend. Although the stirring set piece at the novel's launch will let readers know where he's going, discovering how he gets there is a thrill and a pleasure, making this one of Salvatore's most mature and deliberate novels. In the backdrop, fans of the Demon War Sagas will watch the emerging Abellican Church as it grows from virtual cult to the calcified institution of the later books. In all, this is a stimulating addition to the Corona universe. --Jeremy Pugh

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