Crimson Shadow

3 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 225 ratings

The Sword of Bedwyr Publisher's Summary

Young noble Luthien Bedwyr is too privileged to understand that his once-proud land, Eriador, suffers under the demonic oppression of Wizard-King Greensparrow. That is, until the day Luthien seeks justice for a friend's murder---only to become a fugitive fleeing the king's monstrous cyclopian soldiers. Befriended by the irrepressible "highwayhalfling" Oliver deBurrows, and enlisted by an ancient, mysterious mage, Luthien's exile will become an enchanted quest to steal a mystic prize from a dragon's hoard.

Suddenly, Eriador's enslaved humans, elves, and dwarfs begin to rally around rumored tales of a freedom fighter who strikes Greensparrow's foul minions...an unknown hero who wields a legendary sword and magic cape...a warrior who is invisible but who casts the "Crimson Shadow."

©1995 R. A. Salvatore (P)2010 Tantor
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  • Book 1

    • The Sword of Bedwyr

    • The Crimson Shadow
    • By: R. A. Salvatore
    • Narrated by: David Drummond
    • Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 110
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 89
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 87

    Young noble Luthien Bedwyr is too privileged to understand that his once-proud land, Eriador, suffers under the demonic oppression of Wizard-King Greensparrow. Until the day Luthien seeks justice for a friend's murder---only to become a fugitive fleeing the king's monstrous cyclopian soldiers. Befriended by the irrepressible "highwayhalfling" Oliver deBurrows, and enlisted by an ancient, mysterious mage, Luthien's exile will become an enchanted quest to steal a mystic prize from a dragon's hoard.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Dashing story with a striking narrator!

    • By Jeri Castagno on 09-09-17

    Regular price: $24.49

  • Book 2

    • Luthien's Gamble

    • By: R. A. Salvatore
    • Narrated by: David Drummond
    • Length: 11 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 63
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 53
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 54

    Realizing that nobody else will take charge, and with the support of both dwarves and elves, Luthien and his followers stage guerilla raids on town after town. Luthien and his forces defeat scores of enemies and win huge numbers of allies. In the end, King Greensparrow sues for peace. Yet Luthien and Brind'Amour recognize that even in this time of celebration, Greensparrow cannot be trusted, and that the rumblings of a larger battle---for the freedom of the known world---loom in the not-too-distant future.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Entertaining story, exceptional narrator

    • By Hallie on 08-13-14

    Regular price: $17.49

  • Book 3

    • The Dragon King

    • By: R. A. Salvatore
    • Narrated by: David Drummond
    • Length: 13 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 52
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45

    In Volume One of the Crimson Shadow series, young Luthien Bedwyr rebelled against the vicious rule of Wizard-King Greensparrow and his cruel wizard-lords. In Volume Two, he made use of a magical cape that renders its wearer invisible---except for a lingering crimson silhouette.

    Now, the evil Greensparrow is back - and with a vengeance. Using dark, hideous magic, Greensparrow has taken the form of a massive dragon - a virtually unstoppable force that only Luthien can defeat.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not as good as the previous ones

    • By Luis on 02-22-13

    Regular price: $26.59