The Ancient by R.A. SalvatoreI’m a HUGE fan of R.A. Salvatore’s DemonWars Saga and anything related to it. I still rank the fourth novel, Mortalis among one of the most engaging and emotionally charged novels I’ve ever read. So, it’s understandable that I was pretty darn excited when I saw this on Remy’s Blog.

The new cover art was just released for the latest novel set in the world of Corona. Here’s what Salvatore’s official web site has to say about it:

‘The Ancient cover art has arrived. The Ancient is the first book in the Saga of the First King trilogy. This brand new book, due out in early 2008, takes place in Corona and continues the story of The Highwayman. This is the first book in a new publishing deal that New York Times Best-Selling author signed with TOR books.

For fans not familiar with the Highwayman novel a re-release will be out in paperback this year!

R.A. Salvatore’s prelude to the Demon Wars Sagas The Highwayman is a stimulating ride into the early history of Corona and the vehicle is the creation a new, Drizzt-rivaling hero. Salvatore spins the tragic tale of an Abellican missionary who returns to Honce from the desert land Behr with wonders from the ancient Jhesta Tu monastery. At his side is his wife, a Jhesta Tu mystic. His dreams of uniting the teachings of the Jhesta Tu and “The Church of Blessed Abelle” are broken against the realities of bigotry and the young Abellican Church’s struggle for political favor against the Druid-like Samhaists. But from their doomed union will rise a people’s hero–the Highwayman.’

I can’t be the only one that’s super excited for this novel!

  • The Book Swede September 24, 2007 at 11:06 am

    I’ve never read any Salvatore but been meaning to start for ages! I suppose this is a good opportunity :)

    Trying to find the UK publisher :S

    The Book Swede

  • aidan September 24, 2007 at 1:05 pm


    I’m pretty lukewarm on Salvatore’s Drizzt/Forgotten Realms novels, but his stuff set in Corona is terrific. You could start off with The Highwayman which is a stand alone novel that precludes The Ancient and is one of Bob’s best novels!