Spells, Swords, & Stealth

4 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 19,915 ratings

NPCs Publisher's Summary

What happens when the haggling is done and the shops are closed? When the quest has been given, the steeds saddled, and the adventurers are off to their next encounter? They keep the world running, the food cooked, and the horses shoed, yet what adventurer has ever spared a thought or concern for the Non-Player Characters?In the town of Maplebark, four such NPCs settle in for a night of actively ignoring the adventurers drinking in the tavern when things go quickly and fatally awry. Once the dust settles, these four find themselves faced with an impossible choice: pretend to be adventurers undertaking a task of near-certain death or see their town and loved ones destroyed. Armed only with salvaged equipment, second-hand knowledge, and a secret that could get them killed, it will take all manner of miracles if they hope to pull off their charade. And even if they succeed, the deadliest part of their journey may well be what awaits them at its end.

©2014 Andrew Hayes (P)2014 Tantor
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  • Book 1

    • NPCs

    • By: Drew Hayes
    • Narrated by: Roger Wayne
    • Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9,519
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8,937
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8,931

    What happens when the haggling is done and the shops are closed? When the quest has been given, the steeds saddled, and the adventurers are off to their next encounter? They keep the world running, the food cooked, and the horses shoed, yet what adventurer has ever spared a thought or concern for the Non-Player Characters? In the town of Maplebark, four such NPCs settle in for a night of actively ignoring the adventurers drinking in the tavern when things go quickly and fatally awry.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Enjoyable if you manage your expectations

    • By Miachi on 01-23-15
    • By: Drew Hayes
    • Narrated by: Roger Wayne
    • Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
    • Release date: 09-23-14
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 9,519 ratings

    Regular price: $27.99

  • Book 2

    • Split the Party

    • Spells, Swords, & Stealth Series #2
    • By: Drew Hayes
    • Narrated by: Roger Wayne
    • Length: 11 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,880
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4,585
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,582

    Fleeing from a vengeful king has sent the former NPCs across Solium's borders, into the kingdom of Alcatham. As wanted fugitives, they head to the small farming village of Briarwillow, hoping to blend in, lay low, and avoid trouble at all costs. Unfortunately, Briarwillow has problems all its own, and its troubles quickly become theirs. If they hope to survive long enough to escape, they'll have to tackle an all-but-forgotten mystery buried at the town's border as well as seek the wisdom of a mysterious group of mages.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great follow up!

    • By M. D. Baines on 05-13-16

    Regular price: $27.99

  • Book 3

    • Going Rogue

    • Spells, Swords, & Stealth Series, Book 3
    • By: Drew Hayes
    • Narrated by: Roger Wayne
    • Length: 15 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4,291
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4,070
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4,061

    Adventuring is a costly affair, and while the tolls are often paid in blood, gold can drain away just as quickly. The party's trek out of Solium and across the lands of Alcatham has left them with only a handful of gold between them. Fortunately, they have drawn near Camnarael, Alcatham's capital, where all manner of quests - and rewards - await. But all is not as expected in the capital.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great continuation of the series

    • By david on 03-17-17
    • Spells, Swords, & Stealth Series, Book 3
    • By: Drew Hayes
    • Narrated by: Roger Wayne
    • Length: 15 hrs and 19 mins
    • Release date: 01-25-17
    • 5 out of 5 stars 4,291 ratings

    Regular price: $34.99

  • Book 4

    • Siege Tactics

    • Spells, Swords, & Stealth Series, Book 4
    • By: Drew Hayes
    • Narrated by: Roger Wayne
    • Length: 15 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1,225
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,168
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1,166

    Putting the Grand Quest behind them, the party rides onward in search of answers. Between one member's unexpected new condition and the mysteries of the Bridge, their only hope appears to be gaining entrance to Lumal, said to hold the greatest collection of knowledge in all the kingdoms. But when a curious path appears in a seemingly uninhabited forest, the party finds themselves in a place set apart from the kingdoms, and the world at large: a hidden hamlet, filled by unusual people, all of whom have long histories of their own.   

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • So many answers! So many new questions! So good!

    • By Tony E. on 01-28-19
    • Spells, Swords, & Stealth Series, Book 4
    • By: Drew Hayes
    • Narrated by: Roger Wayne
    • Length: 15 hrs and 15 mins
    • Release date: 01-24-19
    • 5 out of 5 stars 1,225 ratings

    Regular price: $20.99