Netheril

3 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 137 ratings

Sword Play Publisher's Summary

Thousands of years before the Age of Elminster, dragons rule the skies of Faern, 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....

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  • Book 1

    • Sword Play

    • Forgotten Realms: Netheril, Book 1
    • By: Clayton Emery
    • Narrated by: Malcom Hillgartner
    • Length: 9 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 57
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 56

    Thousands of years before the Age of Elminster, dragons rule the skies of Faern, 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 slight chance to survive.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • not a gripper through and through but worth readin

    • By Anonymous User on 03-21-18

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 2

    • Dangerous Games

    • Forgotten Realms: Netheril, Book 2
    • By: Clayton Emery
    • Narrated by: Malcom Hillgartner
    • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 38

    Netheril, empire of magic, where wizards wield power far beyond the ken of mortal men...Netheril, where citadels float, magic runs wild, and mages dabble in games better left for the gods...Netheril, a place of dangerous games where the barbarian Sunbright Steelshanks soon finds himself an unwilling pawn in a lethal match of wits, wiles, and powers.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Subpar Plot and Writing

    • By Chin on 12-30-16

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 3

    • Mortal Consequences

    • Forgotten Realms: Netheril, Book 3
    • By: Clayton Emery
    • Narrated by: Malcom Hillgartner
    • Length: 10 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 37

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic Conclusion

    • By MadMaximillion on 03-15-18

    Regular price: $24.95