Prince of Ravens: A Forgotten Realms Novel (Rise of the Underdark)

By Richard Baker

After 100 years, Jack Ravenwild—thief, sorcerer, scoundrel, and unintentional hero—is published from a paranormal confinement, in basic terms to fall into the palms of the marquise Dresimil Chûmavh, ruler of an exiled drow extended family who sees a chance in Jack.
Through guile and subterfuge, the wily Jack escapes the drow to find a brand new global ready in his previous stomping grounds, Raven's Bluff, a urban both abounding in fortune and threat. regrettably for Jack, he's top at stirring up the latter. His former archenemy the Warlord Myrkyssa Jelan is at huge, and she or he is not the sort to forgive and fail to remember. And worst of all, the drow will not be performed with Jack they usually suggest to get him back.

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You don't have anything I want,” Jelan answered. She drew a dagger from her belt; Jack flinched regardless of his most sensible efforts to carry nonetheless, yet she in basic terms sliced the bonds on his wrists and lower back the knife to its sheath. “However … you have got entry to Norwood Manor that i don't. If Norwood tires of your video games otherwise you make a decision that he shouldn’t have that publication you gave him finally, I’ll gift you for bringing it to me. Ask for Elana at Nimber’s Skewer Shop—that is how I like to be identified within the present day. And you’d top heed my suggestion approximately fending off the drow sooner or later, Jack. it could now not be in my curiosity to rescue you back. ” Then she grew to become on her heel and strode off, her small gang falling in in the back of her. Jack stood within the dank sewer, surrounded by way of useless darkish elves, and stared after Myrkyssa Jelan in confusion. He may by no means comprehend her peculiarities, now not in 100 years … which used to be ironic, due to the fact that was once approximately how lengthy he’d recognized her through one degree. He stooped to arm himself with a rapier and crossbow from the closest darkish elf, then moved quickly off to discover his as far back as town streets. Maldridge, regrettably, burned to the floor. “This won't endear me to Marden Norwood,” Jack muttered, looking at the firefighting businesses breaking apart the smoldering particles and dousing sizzling spots with water pumped from their nice wagons. “The destruction of Maldridge will test his persistence sorely, or i'm a goblin. ” someway he doubted that Norwood could think any tale of drow kidnapers and unintentional fires, no longer while the outdated lord was once already vulnerable to examine him as a scoundrel and a fraud. Jack’s brain became back to Norwood’s parting comment concerning the impact he wielded within the urban and this sort of issues he may perhaps organize if his persistence have been attempted. He controlled to retrieve approximately half his new cloth cabinet, thank you in no small half to the truth that Edelmon had very easily prepared his property within sight front door. Looters had carried off the massive, high-quality trunks during which his new outfits were housed. That, after all, used to be no longer unusual—opportunistic varieties have been racing fireplace businesses to the scene of any hearth in view that lengthy earlier than Jack’s time. He was once, notwithstanding, at the same time insulted and relieved to discover that the looters had discarded Jack’s daring and colourful clothing on the street whereas stealing the trunks themselves. no less than the looters had proven the unusual decency to pull the subconscious Edelmon out of the burning condo, or so Jack heard from the gawkers nonetheless status approximately. even supposing he had no specific legal responsibility to appear after his discharged valet, he wouldn’t have sought after the outdated wretch to have ended up lifeless on his account. It appeared unwise to linger close to the destroyed mansion for lengthy, so Jack carried a heaping armful of his garments clear of the scene. At a chandlery streets over he came across a wide canvas duffel which can accommodate his unfortunately lowered cloth cabinet, filled his smoky-smelling outfits inside of, and trigger back with all his possessions on this planet carried over his shoulder.

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