Books by R.A. Salvatore

As one of the fantasy genre’s most successful authors, R.A. Salvatore enjoys an ever-expanding and tremendously loyal following. His books regularly appear on The New York Times best-seller lists and have sold more than 10,000,000 copies. Salvatore’s most


THE DAME by R.A. Salvatore
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 1, 2009

"A standard, dialogue-heavy entry."
Salvatore (The Pirate King, 2008, etc.) delivers another installment in his Saga of the First King series. Read full book review >
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Light on explicit violence, gore or death despite plenty of opportunities for all three, this makes sturdy fare for younger fans of D&D or sword-and-sorcery fantasy in general. (Fantasy. 10-12)"
Opening a new plotline set in the Dungeons & Dragons Forgotten Realms, this father-son collaboration sends Maimun—a 12-year-old orphan with a mysterious past who bears a god-connected stone that seems to radiate good luck—fleeing from the very quick and powerful demon Asbeel. Read full book review >
THE ANCIENT by R.A. Salvatore
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 1, 2008

"Fails to hit the highs of previous Corona books, but still a worthy addition to the lore of Salvatore's invented world."
A monk, a dwarf and an outlaw walk into an ice castle to cross swords with a power-hungry religious zealot—and, no, that's not the setup for a joke. Read full book review >
PROMISE OF THE WITCH-KING by R.A. Salvatore
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 25, 2005

"A formulaic, trite and derivative swords-and-sorcery fantasy that reads like a novelized Dungeons & Dragons adventure."
Dark elf Jarlaxle and human assassin Artemis Entreri are back with more inane banter and ostentatious swordplay in this sequel to Servant of the Shard (2000). Read full book review >
IMMORTALIS by R.A. Salvatore
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 1, 2003

"Fans will dance with joy."
Last chorus in the second trilogy of the Demon Wars Saga, capping Mortalis (2000), Ascendance (2001) and Transcendence (2002), making this a four-part trilogy, with Mortalis a separate volume joining the two trilogies—or so we think. Read full book review >
ASCENDANCE by R.A. Salvatore
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 1, 2001

"If you're not, and desperate to learn all about the Demon Wars Saga, consult the first entry in the original series."
Billed as the first entry in a new Demon Wars Saga (The Demon Apostle, 1999, etc.). Read full book review >
MORTALIS by R.A. Salvatore
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 5, 2000

"Fans only. (Author tour)"
First volume in a new DemonWars series (The Demon Apostle, 1999, etc.). Read full book review >
THE DEMON APOSTLE by R.A. Salvatore
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 1, 1999

"A solid conclusion to this popular trilogy, even though, disappointingly, Salvatore chooses a trite and rather obvious method of setting up yet more sequels. (Author tour)"
Third part of Salvatore's trilogy following The Demon Awakens (1997) and The Demon Spirit (1998). Read full book review >
THE DEMON SPIRIT by R.A. Salvatore
Released: April 1, 1998

"Unsurprising and undistinguished, evidently the way Salvatore fans like it. (Author tour)"
Second part of the trilogy begun with The Demon Awakens (1997). Read full book review >
THE DEMON AWAKENS by R.A. Salvatore
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 1, 1997

"This safe, cozy yarn with its thoroughly predictable plot, stock characters, and derivative backdrop will satisfy only the most juvenile and least demanding audience. (Author tour)"
Bulky new fantasy from the author The Dragon King (1996). Read full book review >
THE DRAGON KING by R.A. Salvatore
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 12, 1996

"Fanatics only."
Final installment of Salvatore's fantasy trilogy (Luthien's Gamble, 1996) set in the Avonsea Islands, where the good guys- -wizard-king Brind'Amour, rebel leader Luthien Bedwyr (his magical alter ego is the Crimson Shadow), and their elf, dwarf, and halfling allies—must once again battle the evil wizard-king Greensparrow (his other self is a dragon) and his hordes of one- eyed cyclopians. Read full book review >
LUTHIEN'S GAMBLE by R.A. Salvatore
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 6, 1996

"Wretchedly derivative twaddle, aimed at readers who want maximum agitation with minimum cogitation."
Salvatore's second in a fantasy series begun with 1995's The Sword of Bedwyr (not reviewed). Read full book review >