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Sword of the Gods
Abyssal Plague, Book 2

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Product Type: Novel
ISBN Number: 978-07869-5739-2
Author: Bruce R. Cordell
Cover Artist: Cos Koniotis
Release Date: April 2011
Format: Paperback (338 pages)

'Born of the liquid Abyss, Faerun knows a new affliction...The Abyssal Plague.

Demascus wakes up on the cold stone slab of an ancient altar. He doesn't even know who he is. He doesn't know where he's from. He doesn't even know his own name until a stranger tells it to him. But someone - or something - wants to kill him. This he knows with the certainty of the grave.

At the same time, a demon from a dead universe, a gift from the Chained God, is freed from its fossilized prison. Its essence takes root in the nightmare reality of the living, sparking a transformation once thought halted by forgotten heroes.

Demascus - the Sword of the Gods - is the last of those forgotten heroes. He alone knows the havoc that will follow in the demon's wake. And he is all that stands between the light of the world and the phantasmagorical torments of the Abyss.

But Demascus keeps secrets...even from himself. '

This title is Book 2 of the Abyssal Plague. Book 1 (The Temple of Yellow Skulls, by Don Bassingthwaite) appears to be core D&D and book 3 (Under the Crimson Sun, by Keith R.A. DeCandido) as Dark Sun.

Note that Shadowbane is in eBook-only format and is not available in print.

See also: Sword of the Gods: Spinner of Lies.

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