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The Harpers Series

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The Parched Sea by Troy Denning
Curse of the Shadowmage by Monte Cook
Masquerades by Kate Novak

The Harpers Series : Titles in Order

Book 15
The fate of one god hinges on the death of another—and the bravery of a rag-tag band of adventurers—in this classic Harpers novel

When Joel became a priest of the new god Finder, he knew it meant forfeiting the honor and security of his position as a master bard. Now his freedom—and his very life—are at stake as the powers of evil embroil the priests of Finder in a struggle against a plot to resurrect the dead god Bane.

Accompanied by freedom fighter Holly Harrowslough, the mysterious winged woman Jas, and the aging priest Jedidiah, Joel embarks on a mission to recover the Hand of Bane. His quest leads him from the Realms all the way to the extra-planar city of Sigil. There, Joel must rely on all his courage, wisdom, and strength to thwart the return of Bane the Tyrant and rescue the god Finder from imminent death.

Finder’s Bane is the fifteenth book in a series of loosely-connected novels about the Harpers. It is also the first book in the Lost Gods trilogy.
Book 14
When killer magic is unleashed upon Cormyr, the Harpers know only one person has the power to save them: the legendary Storm Silverhand
 
Strange magic is on the loose in Firefall Keep—magic that kills. The mightiest War Wizards are baffled, and the shadow of destruction threatens valiant Harpers and nobles of the fair realm of Cormyr alike. With the Harpers in jeopardy, they are in desperate need of a hero . . . or heroine.
 
Enter the legendary Bard of Shadowdale, Storm of Silverhand. Raised by Elminster and in possession of great magical powers, she has led the Harpers in battle—and to victory—more than once. When the organization comes to her with news of the lethal and mysterious force now plaguing Cormyr, she knows her time has come once more: “It’s time to save the world again.”

Stormlight is the fourteenth book in a series of loosely-connected novels about the Harpers.
Book 12
An aspiring Harper agent finds that solving a poisoning—and impressing her superiors—is much harder than she imagined
 
The Bedine witch Ruha has left the parched sea of Anauroch on her quest to become a Harper. That quest takes her to Eversult, where she must prove her mettle by discovering who has poisoned Lady Yanseldara. Simple enough—find the poison and track the poisoner.
 
But when the Cult of the Dragon, a Shou Prince, an oriental merchant, and an ancient dracolich get involved, Ruha’s simple task becomes far more complicated. As she soon discovers, life is never simple for a Harper, and poisoners’ plots hold more treacherous twists than the tail of a Shou dragon.

The Veiled Dragon is the twelfth book in a series of loosely-connected novels about the Harpers.
Book 11
An unlikely pair of heroes matches wits against the revived legacy of the Shadowking in this classic Harpers novel
 
Long ago, the shadow magic transformed an ancient wizard into a being of utter evil: the Shadowking. Now legendary Harper agent Caledan Caldorien—heir to the shadow magic—has mysteriously vanished. As the Realms whisper of his disappearance, the Harpers spring into action. Fearing that Caledan is transforming into the new Shadowking, they mount a mission to not only find him but to destroy him entirely.

Renegade Harper Mari Al-maren and the mage Morhion must embark on a desperate quest to rescue Caledan—and to stop him before a Shadowking stalks the Realms once more.

Curse of the Shadowmage is the eleventh book in a series of loosely-connected novels about the Harpers.
Book 10
When her hometown is overtaken by a crime syndicate, the daughter of a disgraced Harper agent fights to free the local merchants from their underground overlords
 
When Alias crosses swords with the underlings of the cunning, heartless lord of Westgate’s criminal guild—known only as the Faceless—he vows to destroy her.
 
Accepting the challenge to rid Westgate of the maleficent Night Masks, Alias gathers old allies and new: the saurial paladin Dragonbait, the halfling Olive Ruskettle, the street performer Jamal, the sage Mintassan, and the charismatic Victor Dhostar, son of Westgate’s governing official.
 
Yet even as Alias thwarts the nefarious efforts of the Night Masks, she becomes ever more entangled in the web woven by The Faceless—a web whose silken threads are spun from intrigue, political machinations, and murder.
 
Masquerades is the tenth book in a series of loosely-connected novels about the Harpers.
Book 7
In defiance of her Harper superiors, Martine of Sembia travels far north to save the endangered gnomes of the snow-bound valley of Samek
 
In a snow-bound valley, beyond the aid of even the Harpers, a lone village sits in the path of the relentless advance of ice and the fleeing gnolls, pushing ever southward. Of all the Harpers, only the headstrong Martine of Sembia refuses to abandon the gnomes of Samek to their fate.
 
Risking her career as a Harper, Martine flies north to the valley of Samek in an effort to guide the gnomes to safety. When her plans go awry, she finds herself guest of the hermit-warrior Vilheim and distrusted by the gnomes she came to help. Torn between her future as a Harper and her sense of good, can Martine prevent a war that threatens to destroy the very villagers she has come to save?
 
Soldiers of Ice is the seventh book in a series of loosely-connected novels about the Harpers.
Book 6
When the evil Zhentarim attempt to take over the richest of the Caravan Cities, an ex-Harper agent tries to foil the wicked plot
 
Under a dark cloud, Caledan Caldorien left the Harpers seven years ago. Now a mysterious and beautiful messenger from the secret society convinces him to undertake one final, reckless mission.
 
Iriaebor, the City of a Thousand Spires, has fallen under the sway of the evil network of Zhentarim. With a fellowship of old friends, Caledan must seek an ancient magic to counter the dark conspiracy of the Harpers’ nemeses. For awaiting them all is a terrible secret that lies beneath the city . . .
 
Crypt of the Shadowking is the sixth book in a series of loosely-connected novels about the Harpers.
Book 5
As a Harper agent scours the jungle in search of a magical ring, he finds that dinosaurs, a lost civilization, and an evil cult all stand in his way
 
For centuries, adventurers have sought the fabled Ring of Winter, rumored to possess the magical might to make its wearer immortal and bring a second Ice Age down upon the Realms. Artus Cimber knows where it is.
 
After discovering the ring is hidden in the jungles of Chult, he sets off to fulfill the quest that has devoured a decade of his life. Knowing that the artifact is hidden somewhere in the danger-filled jungles and recovering it are two entirely different matters, however—especially when a lost city, rampaging dinosaurs, and the villainous Cult of Frost all stand between Artus and his goal.

The Ring of Winter is the fifth book in a series of loosely-connected novels about the Harpers.
Book 4
Caught in a war against the creatures of the Night Parade, a desperate ruler enlists the aid of the Harpers to win the battle—and to rescue her lost heir
 
For decades, the ghastly Night Parade has haunted the sleep of many in the Forgotten Realms. Most thought it was nothing more than figments born of troubled minds. They were wrong.
 
Myrmeen Lhal, the seductive ruler of Arabel, becomes embroiled in a war against the Night Parade, a war in which the Harpers are her only allies. She must triumph against these creatures who live on fear and misery, no matter the cost. But once her forces are bolstered, prepared to fight, Myrmeen learns the forthcoming battle will be more personal than she ever imagined. For the monstrous band’s leaders have the daughter she thought dead fourteen years past . . . 

The Night Parade is the fourth book in a series of loosely-connected novels about the Harpers.
Book 1
The beloved Harpers series kicks off with a thrilling tale about an outcast witch, a foreign agent, and the endangered desert tribes of the Anauroch 
 
Determined to drive a trade route through Anauroch, the Zhentarim have sent an army to enslave the fierce nomads of the great desert. As tribe after tribe fall to the intruders, only a single woman, Rhua, sees the true danger—but what sheik will heed the advice of an outcast witch?
 
Ruha finds help from an unexpected source. The Harpers, guardians of liberty throughout the Realms, have sent an agent to counter the Zhentarim. If she can help this stranger win the trust of the sheikhs, perhaps he can overcome the tribes’ ancestral rivalries and drive the invaders from the desert.

The Parched Sea is the first book in a series of loosely-connected novels about the Harpers.

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