Spells, Swords, & Stealth

4 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 224 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

    • Written by: Drew Hayes
    • Narrated by: Roger Wayne
    • Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 82
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 80
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 80

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Probly the best narrator ever

    • By Amazon Customer on 2017-10-01
    • Written by: Drew Hayes
    • Narrated by: Roger Wayne
    • Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
    • Release date: 2014-09-23
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 82 ratings

    Price: CDN$ 37.62

  • Book 2

    • Split the Party

    • Spells, Swords, & Stealth Series #2
    • Written by: Drew Hayes
    • Narrated by: Roger Wayne
    • Length: 11 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 50
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 48
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48

    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
    • Loved it!!!

    • By Amazon Customer on 2017-10-10
    • Spells, Swords, & Stealth Series #2
    • Written by: Drew Hayes
    • Narrated by: Roger Wayne
    • Length: 11 hrs and 19 mins
    • Release date: 2015-12-08
    • 5 out of 5 stars 50 ratings

    Price: CDN$ 37.62

  • Book 3

    • Going Rogue

    • Spells, Swords, & Stealth Series, Book 3
    • Written by: Drew Hayes
    • Narrated by: Roger Wayne
    • Length: 15 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 46
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 45
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 45

    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
    • if you're here you love it. Of course we want #4

    • By Phil Beauchesne on 2017-11-15
    • Spells, Swords, & Stealth Series, Book 3
    • Written by: Drew Hayes
    • Narrated by: Roger Wayne
    • Length: 15 hrs and 19 mins
    • Release date: 2017-01-25
    • 5 out of 5 stars 46 ratings

    Price: CDN$ 47.03

  • Book 4

    • Siege Tactics

    • Spells, Swords, & Stealth Series, Book 4
    • Written by: Drew Hayes
    • Narrated by: Roger Wayne
    • Length: 15 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 46
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 45
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 45

    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
    • Fantastic RPG-based fiction!

    • By TLRJohnny on 2019-05-18
    • Spells, Swords, & Stealth Series, Book 4
    • Written by: Drew Hayes
    • Narrated by: Roger Wayne
    • Length: 15 hrs and 15 mins
    • Release date: 2019-01-24
    • 5 out of 5 stars 46 ratings

    Price: CDN$ 26.30