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Sword Play
The Netheril Trilogy - Book 1

TSR Code:

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Product Type: Novel
ISBN Number: 0-7869-0492-5
Author: Clayton Emery
Cover Artist: Alan Pollack
Release Date: May 1996
Format: Paperback book (313 pages)
This novel is set in the Arcane Age timeline of the Realms.

The text below is taken from a description by TSR on the reverse of the actual product:

'Thousands of years before the Age of Elminster, dragons rule the skies of Faerun, and elves dominate the huge forests that cover the land.  Only in the mighty, magical empire of Netheril are men a force to be reckoned with.
Bored and haughty in his midair castle, the Netherese mage Candlemas bets fellow wizard Sysquemalyn that a certain barbarian who has caught his eye can survive the most savage tests his friend - can deadly rival - can devise.  The only rule: The tests must offer the subject some chance to survive, however slight.
Of course, "playing fair" is a concept as alien to the wizards of Netheril as "mercy".
But the subject of their wager, Sunbright Stellshanks of the Rengarth Tribe, has a mind - and a will - of his own.  And Candlemas and Sysquemalyn are not the only players in this lethal game of swords and sorcery'.

Other titles in The Netheril Trilogy:

See also the Realms of the Arcane anthology.

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