"Plague of Spells is an excellent addition to the ever-expanding Forgotten Realms library. The Spellplague is catastrophic and exciting all on its own, but it is the plight of an interesting cast of characters that will keep readers turning pages." -- David Craddock, Fantasy Book Critic
Raidon Kane emerges from the Spellplague with a sapphire tattoo burned into his flesh, strange supernatural powers that aid him in fighting aberrant monstrosities such as aboleths, and eleven missing years, spent encased in crystal. Everything he knew has changed. His daughter is dead, his home has been destroyed, and the world desperately needs his help.
A nightmare empire bent on reducing the world to chaos, known as the Abolethic Sovereignty, has begun to stir. Meanwhile, a powerful artifact known as the Dreamheart is infecting weak minds with twisted dreams of power if only they serve its ancient, alien masters. As the corrupted fight over the Dreamheart and use it to their own ends, they unknowingly aid the Sovereignty in realizing its terrible aim.
If Raidon is to have a chance at defeating the Sovereignty, he will need help. Guidance from an abandoned construct created to monitor and hold prisoner the high priest of the Sovereignty. A weapon -- forged by those who fought the Sovereignty before him -- lost in the spellplague-infested Plaguewrought Lands. And allies uncorrupted by the power of the Sovereignty, allies he can trust . . . if he can find them.
Bruce R. Cordell has authored several novels and short stories, including Plague of Spells, City of Torment, and Key of Stars. Besides writing, Bruce is interested in martial arts, science of all kinds, and an eclectic brew of other activities. Befriend Bruce on Facebook at http://facebook.com/brucecordell.