The Reaver: The Sundering, Book IV

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Wizards of the Coast, 2014 - FICTION - 326 pages
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In the 4th book of the multi-author Sundering series launched by New York Times best-selling author R.A. Salvatore, Richard Lee Byers introduces Anton Marivaldi--a renowned reaver with an insatiable thirst for bounty and a moral compass that always leads him toward the evil he's never tried.
 
Endless, pounding rain afflict the Sea of Fallen Stars and the coastal regions surrounding it. Harvests are failing, travel and trade are disrupted, and civilized forces are giving way to the deluges caused by the storms. In panic and despair, many have turned to the goddess Umberlee, Queen of the Deeps, offering her sacrifices with hope that they will be spared the inevitable reckoning of her perpetual tempest.
 
Evendur Highcastle, undead pirate captain, risen from the depths to assume the mantle of Umberlee's Chosen, takes advantage of the people's desperation to strike for both spiritual and temporal power in her name.
 
Vying with Highcastle for the hearts and minds of the people is Stedd Whitehorn, a little boy and the chosen of a god thought lost to time: Lathander, the Morninglord. In a time of such upheaval, Stedd's message of renewal and hope runs in stark contrast to the savage ethos of Highcastle and his waveservants.
 
When Anton captures the boy in order to collect Highcastle's considerable bounty, the reaver is quickly caught in the riptide caused by the sundering of worlds.

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Review: The Reaver (The Sundering #4)

User Review  - Josh Barron - Goodreads

When reading this book I certainly had high expectations as Richard Lee Byers' last entry, The Brotherhood of the Griffon, in the Forgotten Realms was among his best. I didn't think he could top such ... Read full review

Review: The Reaver (The Sundering #4)

User Review  - MartyAnne - Goodreads

This is my favorite book of the Sundering Series. It can be read alone, but it is book IV of the series, all set somewhere in Faerun. With Godlings, Pirates, Mages, and Vampires on land and sea, How ... Read full review

About the author (2014)

Richard Lee Byers is the author of over thirty novels, including ten set in the Forgotten Realms, and his short fiction has appeared in numerous magazines and anthologies. From his home base in the Tampa Bay area, he is a frequent guest at the many Flordia SF conventions. In his free time, Mr. Byers enjoys fencing and poker. Visit his website at www.richardleebyers.com.

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