Twitter Duel (Sept 27): Shadowbane vs. Rath

For those of you looking forward to my upcoming novel SHADOWBANE, have read my previous novel DOWNSHADOW, or are just looking for some rock ‘em, sock ‘em fantasy action, have I got a treat for you:

Forgotten Realms Twitter Duel: Kalen “Shadowbane” Dren vs. Arrath “Rath” Vir

That’s right–the dwarf monk/assassin Rath has broken out of his imprisonment in Waterdeep and is gunning for the Lost Heir of Neverwinter–though his real target is the one man who could defeat him, Kalen Dren. He lures Shadowbane to the rough-and-tumble city of Neverwinter for a epic duel that will rock the Realms and your world.

The format will be twitter posts, so 140 characters at a time. There will be two twitter accounts posting rapid-fire tweets back and forth for the fight: @erikscottdebie and @ArrathVir

Follow both to track the action, or check out hashtag #shadowbane for a full transcript.

Also, feel free to weigh in with some suggestions: unexpected hazards, terrain breakage, random quirks of fate, reinforcements, etc. You’ll see posts from both Shadowbane and Rath, who will trade turns not unlike a D&D game. That’s where the similarity ends, however, and what you’ll get is a hardcore duel straight out of one of my novels . . . because I’m the one writing it!

For those not on Twitter or otherwise occupied, a transcript will appear on Facebook the following day.

Canonically, this fits between DOWNSHADOW and SHADOWBANE and *before* my novella, “Chosen of the Sword,” which should be appearing on the WotC site any day now.

See any/all of you there & then!



About Erik Scott de Bie

Erik Scott de Bie is a 30-something writer, dealing mostly in fantasy and other speculative fiction. He is perhaps best known for his work in the panoramic Forgotten Realms setting (his fifth FR novel, SHADOWBANE: EYE OF JUSTICE, came out in September 2012), and he has three novels coming out in 2014: SHADOW OF THE WINTER KING (out now!), SCOURGE OF THE REALM (June 1), and PRIORITY: HYPERION. He moonlights as a game designer (NEVERWINTER) and comic book scribe (JUSTICE/VENGEANCE). He lives in Seattle with his wife, cats, and dog.
Downshadow, Forgotten Realms, Neverwinter, Shadowbane

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