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Wizards of the Coast: Novedades [Abril 2012]


Estas son las novedades que podemos ver este mes de mano de la editora americana Wizards of the Coast, con novelas dedicadas a Reinos Olvidados en la cuarta edición del juego de rol "Dungeons & Dragons". Entre ellas vemos la publicación de un nuevo recopilatorio de "La Guerra de la Reina Araña" con las tres primeras novelas (disponibles en castellano), una colección de novelas ambientadas en la Infraoscuridad, y coordinada por R.A. Salvatore, con autores como Richard Lee Byers, Thomas M. Reid, Richard Baker o Paul S. Kemp, entre otros. Esta nueva edición se debe al décimo aniversario desde su primera publicación, con el epígrafe 10th Anniversary Collector's Edition.

Llega también la tercera entrega de la trilogía dedicada a "The Abyssal Plague", una serie que se completa con otras novelas del ciclo como The Temple of Yellow Skulls (Libro I), Oath of Vigilance (Libro II), Under the Crimson Sun y Sword of the Gods.


Venom in Heir Veins, de Tim Pratt. Edición en mass market paperback, 320 páginas, 7,99 dólares. Género: fantasía épica. Serie: Independiente.

Sinopsis:

A yuan-ti child -- a pureblood who looks entirely human except for some very subtle snakelike characteristics--is found alone in a jungle ruin by a passing (and heavily-guarded) caravan of traders who harvest a rare addictive flower from the jungle for trade in a nearby city.

The head of the caravan takes in the child, not realizing its inhuman origins. The child grows up with the caravan believing herself to be human and learning both tradecraft and how to survive in the jungle, but she begins to have dreams of snakes and other racial-memory things, possibly even visions from a deity. After forcing her mother to admit she's adopted, she runs away from home to seek out her origins, but she is pursued by her adopted human "brother" who wants to bring her home.

They find the ruins where she was discovered as a child, and she discovers her true nature. She's horrified, but also enraged when she discovers denizens of the Underdark stole away the other yuan-ti from her settlement, including her real family, to use as slaves. She ventures into the Underdark to try and rescue any survivors from her "real" family.


The Eye of the Chained God, de Don Bassingthwaite. Edición en mass market paperback, 384 páginas, 7,99 dólares. Género: fantasía épica. Serie: The Abyssal Plague/3.

Sinopsis:

In the aftermath of the plague demons' attack on Fallcrest, Roghar's inspiring optimism has played a significant role in the rebuilding of the town. Albanon, meanwhile, has not recovered so well. Tormented by his experiences and his near-transformations first by Vestapalk then by Kri, he has retreated to Moorin's tower, where he immerses himself in books. He is the last member of the Order of Vigilance, touched by both the Voidharrow and Tharizdun -- he feels as if he stands on the brink of madness.

The Nentir Vale has been ravaged by the abyssal plague and the plague demons. The area is lawless and suspicions runs rampant. Only safe as long as they hide, the heroes scout as close as they dare. But with Vestapalk growing ever-stronger and plague demons on the rise, they know they have to act soon. The world cannot afford to wait any longer.

As they journey toward the greatest concentration of demons they learn they are on the right path and they gain an ally. Kri, believed dead, resurfaces with wisdom garnered from the Chained God. It seems even Tharizdun himself is against Vestapalk.


R.A. Salvatore's War of the Spider Queen, Volume I, de Richard Lee Byers, Thomas M. Reid y Richard Baker. Edición en paperback, 384 páginas, 15,95 dólares. Género: fantasía épica. Serie: The Abyssal Plague/3.

Sinopsis:

The War of the Spider Queen—the epic, six-book series from the fertile imaginations of R.A. Salvatore and a select group of the Forgotten Realms best-selling authors—begins here. Ten years after its initial publication, we are proud to present this ground-breaking series in two attractive collector’s editions.

Dissolution

While their whole world is changing around them, four dark elves struggle against different enemies. Yet their paths will lead them all to the most terrifying discovery in the long history of the drow and set them on a quest to save not only Menzoberranzan but the entire dark elf race from dissolution.

Insurrection

A hand-picked team of the most capable drow adventurers begin a perilous journey through the treacherous Underdark, all the while surrounded by the chaos of war. Their path will take them through the very heart of darkness, and the Underdark will be shaken to its core. If the powerful dark elves falter, the world below is open for insurrection.

Condemnation

From the burning sand of Anauroch to the labyrinthine Underdark, an epic quest for the very essence of the Spider Queen takes one startling turn after another. Powerful forces are at work to discover where Lolth has gone. She may return as something greater than she was, or she may have gone from her drow children forever, leaving them to their own devices in a chilling condemnation.



NOTA: todos estos títulos se encuentran en inglés. "La Guerra de la Reina Araña" la podemos encontrar publicada en castellano de mano de Timun Mas, con varias ediciones disponibles.


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