The extraordinary beginning of an epic series brimming with the unbridled action, adventure, and imagination that have made the name R. A. Salvatore synonymous with the best in fantasy!
Jeff "Del" DelGuidice was proud of his assignment to the research submarine The Unicorn. But his mission had barely begun when the vessel was sucked into a mysterious underseas void where time stood still, before propelling it forward, through the centuries. The crew surfaced in a strange, magical world changed forever by nuclear holocaust. Here a race of angelic beings had taken pity on the remnants of humankind, offering a chosen few a precious second chance.
Thus the Isle of Hope was raised from the poisoned seas and set like a jewel in Earth's ravaged crown. But the jewel had a flaw, a dark vein of evil. For a sinister expert of the mystical arts had embraced the forbidden third magic, the most deadly sorcery of all. Only Del could defeat it--a hero sworn to peace and fated to wield the dazzling power of the fourth magic. . .
About the Author
R.A. Salvatore s first published novel, The Crystal Shard, introduced the world to the dark elf Drizzt Do Urden whose ongoing adventures continue to captivate readers all around the world. His books have been translated into more than fourteen different languages and regularly debut on the New York Times best seller list, including his most recent series featuring Drizzt, The Neverwinter Saga. Salvatore s love of fantasy, and literature in general, began in college when he was given a copy of J.R.R. Tolkein s The Lord of the Rings as a Christmas gift. He promptly changed his major from computer science to journalism, graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Communications from Fitchburg State College, then returned for the degree he always cherished, the Bachelor of Arts in English. Soon after that, he began writing seriously, penning the novel that would become Echoes of the Fourth Magic. His novel, The Silent Blade, won the Origins award and in 1997, he donated his letters, manuscripts, and other professional papers to his alma mater, forming the library s R.A. Salvatore Collection. A native of Massachusetts, Salvatore continues to live in his home state along with his wife Diane.