Special Note! November 1, 2012 is International Downshadow day! Buy a kindle copy of Downshadow for yourself or a friend, thus supporting the book, and helping me continue the series!
Watch the Shadows — Downshadow central
A dangerous, subterranean labyrinth haunted by outlaws and monsters.
The upper reaches of the legendary Undermountain.
The only law is that of the sword in
“Ever wondered what it’s really like to be a paladin? A holy knight, struggling to live in a very unholy city? A city crowded with tempting women who take a great interest in you, and old enemies increasingly thirsty for your doom?
Downshadow shows you, in a tale packed with battles, betrayals, sticky situations, lurking foes . . . and the deadly rooms and passages of Waterdeep’s most dangerous neighborhood of all: Downshadow, beneath the cobbles and cellars and the sewers that underlie them.
This is one wild ride. I highly recommend it, have read it several times through, and look forward to re-reading it many times more!”
– Ed Greenwood
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The Shadowbane Series
The Shadowbane series tells the story of Kalen Dren, a thief turned paladin chosen by Helm, the long-dead God of Guardians, to fight darkness in the world. With his divinely-blessed sword Vindicator, Shadowbane dons dark leathers and haunts the rough streets of city after city, punishing the guilty and meting out justice where there is none.
Cursed with a numbing disease that slowly consumes his capacity for sensation, he can push himself harder and faster than other men, fearless of pain. As he wages his one-man crusade against evil, he unlocks deeper power and strength within himself, faces loss and trial, and finds and pursues love. All these things he must reconcile against the demands of his divine patron, whose face he has never seen.
Downshadow tells the story of Kalen Dren, by day a seemingly mild-mannered guardsman who suffers a debilitating illness that keeps him out of action, but by night a dark vigilante paladin called Shadowbane who wields a sword forged for the hand of Helm, dead God of Guardians. Waterdeep is his to protect, particularly the rough neighborhood of Downshadow where the Guard dares not tread except in force. He gets caught up in the schemes of more than one nefarious criminal, however, and when he meets a mysterious amnesiac wizard named Myrin, his world will change forever.
Free Supplemental Material!
“The Last Legend of Gedrin Shadowbane” (Downshadow companion story)
Read the Shadowbane series (in chronological order):
“The Last Legend of Gedrin Shadowbane” (free e-story)
“Sword of Shadowbane” (prologue to SB: EOJ, sample chapter—don’t read chapter 1!)
“Heir of Shadowbane” (free e-story)
“Chosen of the Sword” (free e-novella)
“A New Purpose” (story included in the Shadowbane bundle, AFTER the main book–see table of contents)
Shadowbane 4 (working title) ???