Forgotten Realms: The Library

Netheril Trilogy

Sword Play

Wizards Wager

Thousands of years before the Age of Elminster dragons rule the skies over Faerûn, and elves dominate the huge forests that cover the land. Only in the mighty, magical empire of Netheril are men a force to be reckoned with.

Bored and haughty in his midair castle, the Netherese mage Candlemas bets fellow wizard Sysquemalyn that a certain barbarian who has caught his eye can survive the most savage tests his friend and deadly rival can devise. The only rule: The tests must offer the subject some chance to survive, however slight.

Of course, "playing fair" is a concept as alien to the wizards of Netheril as "mercy".

But the subject of their wager, Sunbright Steelshanks of the Rengarth Tribe, has a mind and a will of his own. And Candlemas and Sysquemalyn are not the only players in this lethal game of swords and sorcery...


Discover the Arcane Age of Netheril, the most powerful magical empire in the history of the Forgotten Realms, when a bold barbarian becomes the pawn of quarreling archmages.


Dangerous Games

Mages' Games

Netheril, empire of magic, where wizards wield power far beyond the ken of mortal men.

Netheril, where citadels float, magic runs wild, and archmages dabble in games better left for the gods.

Netheril, a place where the barbarian Sunbright Steelshanks soon finds himself an unwilling pawn in a lethal match of wits, wiles, and powers.


Book Two of the Netheril Trilogy set in the Arcane Age of the Forgotten Realms. Upon his arrival in the legendary magical city, the barbarian is propelled into the central conflict of the doomed empire.


Mortal Consequences


The Netherese Empire will collapse in five generations.

A forgotten foe, armed with a hell-spawned source of destructive magic, returns to seek her revenge, and a lost love is found in a most unexpected place.

Against a backdrop of war and chaos, the barbarian Sunbright struggles to carve out a niche for himself - and his people - in a rapidly changing world.


Mortal Consequences follows the barbarian Sunbright as he battles a long-forgotten foe and finds his lost love in a most unlikely place. With the certainty of doom looming over the Netherese Empire, will Sunbright survive to help create a new future for his people?


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