Forgotten Realms: The Harpers

17 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 581 ratings

The Parched Sea Publisher's Summary

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.

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  • Book 1

    • The Parched Sea

    • Forgotten Realms: The Harpers, Book 1
    • By: Troy Denning
    • Narrated by: Marty Moran
    • Length: 10 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 51
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 44

    Dermined 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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Where's my epic fantasy?

    • By Oliver on 09-06-13

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 2

    • Elfshadow

    • Forgotten Realms: Songs & Swords, Book 1
    • By: Elaine Cunningham
    • Narrated by: Eric Michael Summerer
    • Length: 11 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 101
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 92
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 93

    Silent death stalks the Harpers of Faern. One by one, members of the semi-secret society for good in the Realms are falling to a murderer's blade. Now a Harper agent and a beautiful half-elf assassin must solve the mystery. If they fail, they will be the next victims. But things in the Realms are rarely that simple....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good book. Great narration.

    • By Kody on 03-19-17

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 3

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  • Book 4

    • The Night Parade

    • Forgotten Realms: The Harpers, Book 4
    • By: Scott Ciencin
    • Narrated by: Marty Moran
    • Length: 11 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 18

    "The dream was always the same. Myrmeen looked up and saw she was an adult dressed in silver armor with a phoenix headdress." When a war against the Night Parade proves too much for her, Myrmeen Lhal, the ruler of Arabel, enlists the aid of the Harpers to win her battle against this group of creatures who gain sustenance from human fear.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • give it a chance

    • By Jim on 07-25-18

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 5

    • The Ring of Winter

    • Forgotten Realms: The Harpers, Book 5
    • By: James Lowder
    • Narrated by: Marty Moran
    • Length: 10 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 45
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 43
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 43

    One of the Harpers (a secret organization fighting for good) searches the jungle for a missing explorer and happens on a lost civilization--complete with dinosaurs--and the evil Cult of Frost, which tries to steal his magic ring.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Ideas for Tomb of Annihilation

    • By Andrew Bohrer on 02-15-18

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 6

    • Crypt of the Shadowking

    • Forgotten Realms: The Harpers, Book 6
    • By: Mark Anthony
    • Narrated by: Marty Moran
    • Length: 9 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 21

    The evil Zhentarim attempt to take over the richest of the Caravan Cities, and Harper agent Mari Al'Marin and ex-Harper Caledan try to foil the wicked plot. By the author of Kindred Spirits.

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 7

    • Soldiers of Ice

    • Forgotten Realms: The Harpers, Book 7
    • By: David Cook
    • Narrated by: Marty Moran
    • Length: 10 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 11

    An intense, personal story of survival, a departure from the more sweeping "battle against great evil" tales that characterize the rest of the Harpers books. Journeying far north in defiance of her Harper superiors, Martine of Sembia finds herself trapped in the lonely, snowbound valley of Samek.

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  • Book 8

    • Elfsong

    • Forgotten Realms: Songs & Swords, Book 2
    • By: Elaine Cunningham
    • Narrated by: Eric Michael Summerer
    • Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 64
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 57
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 59

    The bards of Waterdeep remember the past. Or do they? Even as they sing their ballads, a mysterious spell is changing their memories. Danilo Thann, Harper and would-be bard, sets out to uncover the mystery. In this quest, his closest companion is his deadliest enemy, the rogue elf Elaith Craulnober. At stake is not merely the future of Faern but also its past.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Bardic Knowledge

    • By HarmonicaJay on 09-28-18

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  • Book 9

    • Crown of Fire

    • Forgotten Realms: Shandril's Saga, Book 2
    • By: Ed Greenwood
    • Narrated by: James Patrick Cronin
    • Length: 14 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 82
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 74
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 74

    Adventurer on the Run! Once Shandril was a humble kitchen maid. Now she's one of the most powerful magic-users in the land. And a lot of people want her dead. The evil Zhentarim, the powerful Cult of the Dragon—all of them want her spellfire, and they'll kill whoever they must to get it. There's only one thing for Shandril to do: run. With the aid of Elminster of Shadowdale, the Knights of Myth Drannor, her lover, and a determined dwarf, she'll wield her magic for the cause of good. But if her magic becomes too powerful, her friends won’t have a choice.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • horrible narrative

    • By Darryll Walker on 07-29-15

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 10

    • Masquerades

    • Forgotten Realms: The Harpers, Book 10
    • By: Kate Novak, Jeff Grubb
    • Narrated by: Marty Moran
    • Length: 12 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 28
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 24

    When her hometown is overtaken by the Night Masks crime syndicate, Alias joins forces with the saurial paladin Dragonbait and the halfling bard Olive Ruskettle in a quest to free the town merchants from their underground overlords.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • I am so disappointed in this narrator

    • By Pandora on 08-04-14

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  • Book 11

    • Curse of the Shadowmage

    • Forgotten Realms: The Harpers, Book 11
    • By: Mark Anthony
    • Narrated by: Marty Moran
    • Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    Mari Al'Marin and Caledan, the unlikely pair of heroes from The Crypt of the Shadowking, return to match wits against the revived legacy of the Shadowking, which threatens all of Faerun.

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  • Book 12

    • The Veiled Dragon

    • Forgotten Realms: The Harpers, Book 12
    • By: Troy Denning
    • Narrated by: Marty Moran
    • Length: 10 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 11

    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 herself by discovering who has poisoned Lady Yanseldara. Simple enough. Find the poison and track the poisoner.

    Simple until the Cult of the Dragon, a Shou Prince, an oriental merchant, and an ancient dracolich get involved. As Ruha soon discovers, life is never simple for a Harper, and poisoners’ plots hold more treacherous twists than the tail of a Shou dragon.

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  • Book 13

    • Silver Shadows

    • Forgotten Realms: Songs & Swords, Book 3
    • By: Elaine Cunningham
    • Narrated by: Eric Michael Summerer
    • Length: 13 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36

    Arilyn Moonblade has always feared the elfshadow, the essence of her sword's magic. When she learns the terrible truth behind her inherited moonblade, she vows to find a way to escape her fate. What begins as a means to an end becomes a deeply personal commitment. Determined to succeed in her quest, Arilyn will risk all she holds dear.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not Very Engaging

    • By Guy Generic on 01-22-15

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 14

    • Stormlight

    • Forgotten Realms: The Harpers, Book 14
    • By: Ed Greenwood
    • Narrated by: Marty Moran
    • Length: 9 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 11

    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 Harpers in jeopardy, it is up to the legendary Bard of Shadowdale, Storm Silverhand, to overcome this lethal and mysterious force. "Whenever I think I can relax at last, someone hastens to brutally point out to me that I've fresh work to do. It's time to save the world again." - Storm Silverhand

    • Forgotten Realms: The Harpers, Book 14
    • By: Ed Greenwood
    • Narrated by: Marty Moran
    • Length: 9 hrs and 54 mins
    • Release date: 01-08-13
    • 4 out of 5 stars 11 ratings

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 15

    • Finder's Bane

    • Forgotten Realms: Lost Gods, Book 1
    • By: Jeff Grubb, Kate Novak
    • Narrated by: Nicole Greevy
    • Length: 10 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 29
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29

    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 powers of evil embroil the priests of Finder in a struggle against a plot to resurrect the dead god Bane. With his only allies the young 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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great book ... unique wish for more just like it

    • By c.moravits on 11-03-17

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 16

    • Thornhold

    • Forgotten Realms: Songs & Swords, Book 4
    • By: Elaine Cunningham
    • Narrated by: Eric Michael Summerer
    • Length: 14 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43

    All is not well in the City of Splendors. A new Zhentarim threat lurks in the shadows of Waterdeep. Roguish Harper Bronwyn is sent by Archmage Khelben Arunsun on a mission to meet her long-lost father and reclaim her bloodline's dangerous heritage. She uncovers a family secret that threatens to destroy not only Bronwyn, but the Harpers themselves!

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Family can't live with them.

    • By Scott Olman on 07-12-18

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 17

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