By Jess Lebow
This time the fortress is the monster!
Obsidian Ridge hasn't been noticeable in Faerun for centuries. it is a legend, a fairy story--until apparently, silently and by surprise over the dominion of Erlkazar, blotting out the solar. suggested by means of the insanity of a crafty wizard, the fort and its massive array of shadowy monsters will ruin all of Erlkazar until the wizard will get what he wishes: the princess of Erlkazar as a bride. yet he will need to conflict the king's own murderer, a faithful courtier, a sophisticated killer, and the princess herself to carry his plan to bear.
Obsidian Ridge keeps the Citadels sequence with one other tale that explores the darker part of that iconic fable constitution, the fort. each one ebook within the Citadels sequence is a self-contained fable within the Forgotten Realms international and will be learn in any order.
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