Bastion Of Darkness: Book Three In The Chronicles Of Ynis Aielle by R.a. SalvatoreBastion Of Darkness: Book Three In The Chronicles Of Ynis Aielle by R.a. Salvatore

Bastion Of Darkness: Book Three In The Chronicles Of Ynis Aielle

byR.a. Salvatore

Mass Market Paperback | August 1, 2000

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Twice the combined might of Ynis Aielle's greatest heroes and wizards has hurled back the demon armies of Morgan Thalasi.  Always the Black Warlock has rebounded, stronger and more evil.  But never has he wielded such power as now.  With the Staff of Death, Thalasi can raise a new army from out of the very ground -- soldiers who cannot be killed because they are already dead.

As the Black Warlock and his fearsome general -- the foul wraith that was once Hollis Mitchell -- prepares a devastating attack, the humans and elves of Ynis Aielle are staggered by a fresh calamity.  The beautiful Rhiannon, daughter of the Emerald Witch, has been captured by Mitchell and given over to his dark master.  Now the last hope of defeating Thalasi -- and Rhiannon's last hope as well -- lies at the heart of a mountain, guarded by a dragon as old as the world itself. . .
R.A. Salvatore was born in Massachusetts in 1959.  His first published novel was The Crystal Shard.  He has since published more than a dozen novels, including The Demon Awakens, The Demon Spirit, The Halfling's Gem, Sojourn, The Legacy, and Starless Night.  He lives in Massachusetts with his wife, Diane, and their three children.
Title:Bastion Of Darkness: Book Three In The Chronicles Of Ynis AielleFormat:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 6.88 × 4.21 × 0.9 inPublished:August 1, 2000Publisher:Random House Publishing GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0345421930

ISBN - 13:9780345421937


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bastion of darkness Another great yarn by a fantasy master,a quick and simple read. Not weighed down by the authors tendencies toward combat heavy descriptions that flower in his dark elf and cleric quintet tales. A great read that I highly recommended.
Date published: 2014-04-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bastion of darkness R.A. Salvatore, is a master storyteller. Bastion of Darkness, only proves this point even more. The culmination of the Ynis Aielle, series is action packed and suspenseful. The characters, of Morgan Thalasi, Bellerian, Belexius, Rhiannon, Bryan of Corning, and the rest are realized and fully developed as only Mr. Salvatore can do so. You will turn page, after suspenseful page and always want more!!! But then Mr. Salvatore has always done a great job, keeping us entertained!!!!
Date published: 2013-10-04

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The Swordsman and the WitchHE LOOKED at her perplexed, an expression of confusion that caught theyoung woman off her guard, and, with an ambush set so close at hand,surely unnerved her."What do ye know?" Rhiannon asked, brushing her raven black hair from herface, her crystal blue eyes shining, flashing, to match the diamond thatwas set in her forehead--the mark of magic that identified her as a witch."The day," young Bryan of Corning replied absently, a wistful smilebrightening his face. "This day.""Ayuh," Rhiannon prompted, glancing about nervously. "Are we not to fightthem then?""My birthday," Bryan explained with a wry smile.Rhiannon's face lit up, as much with relief that the lad had not seen anydangerous flaw with their ambush plan as with her sincere joy at the newsof Bryan's birthday."Sixteen," Bryan announced proudly. "Today I am sixteen years."Rhiannon's smile only widened, but behind it came an honest surprise.Sixteen? she echoed in her mind, over and over, incredulously. With hisdelicate features and shining hair and eyes, the same brilliant gray orbsof his elven father, Meriwindle, Bryan did indeed have the appearance ofyouth. But his heritage was half elven, and even Arien Silverleaf, who waseldar of the elves and had lived through centuries, appeared youthful.Rhiannon had spent three months beside Bryan, fighting talons along thesouthwestern fields of Calva and in the Baerendil Mountains, and neverwould she have guessed that this cunning warrior, this hero to so many ofthe folk who had been trapped on this side of the great River Ne'er Endingafter the war, this strong young man who had slain so very many evil talons, could possibly be so young!Rhiannon herself had just passed her twenty-first birthday, and she had thought Bryan--so wise, so composed--to be at least her own age."A birthday kiss?" the young man asked slyly."Yer thoughts should be to the fight," Rhiannon replied dryly."A kiss for luck, then?""A kiss for victory, when the day is won."Bryan seemed satisfied with that. He gave a quick salute, then hoisted hisshield, emblazoned with the crescent moon symbol of Illuma, the enchantedvalley of his elven father's people, and the bow that Rhiannon had createdfor him, and ran off to his appointed place.Rhiannon watched him go with mixed feelings, both for him and for herpromise. She had indeed grown to love Bryan, to admire and respect him fully. And he had saved her life, she understood, for without his companionship,without him holding her hand and calling out to her, bringing her backfrom the depths of the darkest and strongest magic the young witch hadever known, she never would have survived the great battle with the BlackWarlock, Morgan Thalasi. In that battle, young Rhiannon had come fullyinto her magical power, though that power and all the magic remaining inall the world paled beside the glory the four wizards of Ynis Aielle hadknown only a few short months before--before the power-hungry Thalasi hadreached too far, had torn the very fabric of universal strength, had tornout the heart of the wizards' secret domain.