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The Parched Sea
The Harpers Series - Book 1

TSR Code:

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Product Type: Novel
ISBN Number: 1-56076-067-2
Author: Troy Denning
Cover Artist: Fred Fields
Release Date: July 1991
Format: Paperback book (310 pages)
The text below is taken from a description by TSR on the reverse of the actual product:

'Determined to drive a trade route through Anauroch, the Zhentarim have sent an army to enslave the fierce nomads of the Great Desert.  As tribe after tribe fall to the intruders, only a single woman, Ruha sees the true danger - but what Sheikh will heed the advice of an outcast witch?
Ruha finds help from an unexpected source.  The Harpers, guardians of liberty throughout the Realms, have sent an agent to counter the Zhentarim.  If she can help this stranger win the trust of the Sheikhs, perhaps he can overcome the tribes' ancestral rivalries and drive the invaders from the desert'.

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By: Dan Date: 05-November-2002
Rating: GoodGoodGood Good

Although the book follows a pretty simple plot line without too many twists and turns, a great setting (Anauroch) and an extremely likable, interesting, and resilient heroine (Ruha, who spews forth her own brand of "desert" magic...) makes it a worthwhile read. A nice start to a great series.

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