In the 6th and final book of the multi-author Sundering series, Ed Greenwood, the creator of the Forgotten Realms, further chronicles the exploits of Elminster as he fights for the future of Faerûn.
Chaos grips Faerûn as vainglory, prophecy, and ancient forces comingle in the shadows cast by war. Agents of the Shadovar lurk in the corners of Candlekeep in search of the arcane secrets that will power their war machine toward Myth Drannor. Gods and their Chosen run amok, all in a gambit to seize power. And a threat foretold by an ancient seer stirs.
In today's excerpt, we look at Chapter 1 from The Herald.
he nights are growing longer, and betimes the earth shakes!" young Lady Wyrmwood hissed, leaning forward in her excitement and granting the table a splendid view of the six linked silver dragons arrayed on fine chains across her décolletage. "What does it mean? Are we all doomed?"
The younger nobles around the table leaned forward in shared excitement, but several older ones rolled their eyes or muttered disparagements.
"Doomed, doomed—always doomed!" gray-haired Lord Garonder Illance remarked. "We’ve been ‘doomed’ since before I was born. Thankfully, the gods work slowly. Even more slowly than unsupervised servants."
Lady Wyrmwood regarded him with finely honed scorn. "Dismiss my views at your peril, Lord Jaded Seen-All! Things are happening beyond these walls, outside our fair city—things that could well shake every last high castle in all the world! The nights are growing longer, believe you me!"