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Promise of the Witch-King

Forgotten Realms: The Sellswords, Book 2
Written by: R. A. Salvatore
Narrated by: Victor Bevine
Length: 12 hrs and 22 mins
5 out of 5 stars (28 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

The book was hidden well.

Its pages promised the power of the Witch-King himself.

And now that it’s been found, even the fact that it kills anyone foolish enough to crack its cover won’t stop people from fighting over it.

Welcome to the Bloodstone Lands!

Human assassin Artemis Entreri and his dark elf companion Jarlaxle have come to the demon-haunted wastelands of the frozen north at the request of their dragon patron. It doesn’t take long for them to find themselves caught in the middle of a struggle between powerful forces that would like nothing more than to see them both dead...or worse.

But Entreri and Jarlaxle aren’t just any wandering sellswords, and the ancient evils and bitter blood-feuds of the wild Bloodstone Lands may have finally met their match.

©2005 Wizards of the Coast, Inc. (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

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Amazing Duo

never thought I would love these to as anti-heroes. but hot damn they work well together!

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Intriguing

To see these characters evovle in such a way makes me keep coming back for more

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  • Anders
  • 2019-09-08

Jarlaxle, Artemis and friends on an adventure.

Great chance to see Artemis and Jarlaxle together, great dynamic between the two. Great cast of friends and foes.

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  • Nicholas
  • 2019-06-28

another great book

Yet again another great addition to the series. I'm glad to see that Jarlaxel and Artemis are beginning to be more fleshed out instead of being just shadowy protagonist without a story.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2019-06-15

Great series!

I am starting to become a bigger fan of Artimus Anterie and his character's Evolution over the Dritzz Do Urdan series. also the narration of this book is really good. Victor Bevine has a much better range of voices and inflections then most books I have listened to.

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  • brandon
  • 2019-06-09

Awesome

easily the greatest book series of all the time the fact that everyone doesn't know about this is such a shame!

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  • Edward E.
  • 2019-05-30

Another Great Story

This series follows Jarlaxell and Enterie on their adventures separate from the main characters. The story was excellent and the character study of both characters was very interesting. This series is a nice break from the rest of the books because it explores in detail the other characters.

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  • Mike Antonucci
  • 2019-05-30

Deeper look at the assassins soul

Just listen to it - I’ve been quite glad to dig into this alternative story. Love and adventures

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2019-04-18

Artemis info

I really like this story filled in a lot of blanks in the relationship between Artemis and jarlaxle.

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  • Robert
  • 2019-01-10

Not what I was expecting.

If you’re expecting to hear a story about the heroes of the Dale, this isn’t that. The story was okay but it seemed like the author jumped in with both feet and introduced a lot of characters at once.

The recording change volume levels many times and was difficult to hear while in my vehicle with headphones and over the car audio via Bluetooth.

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  • Terry
  • 2018-09-22

Fire the sound technician

The story was great but the audio levels were horrible throughout. The narrator would change character voices and it was quieter and hard to hear and then the next character voice (always the dwarf) would be twice as loud. It was very poor editing and sound design.

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  • amor saldana
  • 2018-07-25

they changed the narrator!!!

I absolutely love these books, I have read the whole Drizzit series and decided to listen to them to get a new perspective on these books. That being said, changing the narrator 16 books in is booty!! And it's only this book! the next one Victor Bevine is narrating! I dont really like Male narrators but I find I absolutely love Victor Bevine. I'm just gonna tough this one out but just know that I am not happy about it.

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