Editorial Reviews. Review. R.A. Salvatore’s prelude to the Demon Wars Sagas The Highwayman is a stimulating ride into the early history of. Best-selling author R. A. Salvatore takes us back to his fantasy world of Corona, introducing a fascinating new hero destined to become a legend. Saga of the First King. 1: The Highwayman. by R.A. Salvatore. 16 Review(s). Release Date: Aug 1, Approximate Running Time: 8 Hours. Number of CDs.

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Without giving away spoilers, this series is a departure from Salvatore’s others but contains some exceptional writing and some very memorable characters – including our main hero, who is heroic for more than his fighting prowess or self-sacrifice but because of dealing with some ‘disabilities’. Recommended to Samantha wickedshizuku by: The people xalvatore a savior, but is the Highwayman on a mission of mercy There were some pretty horrible scenes in the book.

The Highwayman is an intriguing character, a disabled man who becomes something almost superhuman when he comes in contact with a precious stone. That says something, right there; that Mike warned too long a wait dalvatore forgetting who some of the people are and what they really highwauman before.

Jun 09, Benjie rated it really liked it. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies. As a fantasy story it is not a run of the mill quest or war epic, and therefore I’d encourage fantasy readers to pick up Highwayman since it is refreshing.

So naturally I had to make sure I hihhwayman the first one read. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Its a fun, quick fantasy adventure about a young crippled boy Bransen Garibond, barely able to walk or speak, who has been bullied all his life. I actually started reading this series with the second book, The Ancient, and was interested enough in the main character, Bransen Garibond, aka The Highwayman, highqayman I went back and bought this book.

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I believe that this story is rra those of us that love superhero stories, kind of the American superhero-comics except in a typical fantasy setting, having homicidal bloody-beret-dwarves and all. Yeah, I’ll admit that the whole premise behind the Bransen character might seem a bit overcooked and juvenile–even for a fantasy character– but I’ve always had a soft spot for romantic heroes and the epic, highawyman nature of fantasy fiction, so consider my review a lot more lenient in this assessment.


I can’t say I was entirely overwhelmed by the originality in the ideas here, but “The Highwayman” was at the very least an entertaining read and I haven’t the heart to give it any less than three stars. The story focuses mostly around a very special hero, Bransen, where highwaykan hasn’t been kind on him, and his family, as it has trapped him in a place where he can not escape: Sen Wi uses her training to heal Callen and they take her to Dynard’s friend, Garibond, to heal.

The Highwayman

Vinte anos depois, o mundo beira o apocalipse. Fans of Salvatore’s unadorned approach and broad caricatures of archetypal figures should be pleased with this carnival of treachery and medieval feudalism.

The narrative is well written and the scenario in which events are set against is captivating. About R A Salvatore R. His books regularly appear on The New York Times best-seller lists and have sold more than 10, copies. I enjoyed this book; it was a nice and easy read.

Jan 02, Seth Kenlon rated it it was amazing Shelves: I’ve read it four times fully since and I still love it now as I did then. Salvatore was born in Massachusetts, and earned a B. Garibond himself is later burned to death for heresy and for harboring the Book of Jhest, written by Dynard. A different take on the fantasy genre, R A Salvatore takes us down a road travelled less often – and the journey is worth it. Dec 28, Samantha wickedshizuku Tolleson rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: With his newfound physical prowess and in the guise of the Highwayman, he takes on the goblins, powries, and tax collectors that plague Pryd Holding.

This page was last edited on 2 Decemberat With hope in their hearts, the three depart for the south to seek a better life. Mind, less patient readers will find that the first half of the book is rather slow moving.


Trivia About The Highwayman Highwaymwn Bransen, however, is beautifully sympathetic in his heroism despite his weaknesses.

But quite the contrary! Bran being from Honce had light skin, while Sen Wi from Behr was dark. Salvatore accomplished another wonderful story about the land of Corona. Salvatore’s works or any epic fantasy. Salvatore enjoys an ever-expanding and tremendously loyal following.

I mistakenly thought this was related to the Crimson Shadow series. It has also a more standalone feel, so salvatode can be read in its own even if someone hasn’t read the DemonWars series, and without really forcing you to continue to next book.

This was a re-read for me Take it for what it is – an adventure book where the good guys take on the bad guys and of course there’s a beautiful young maiden to be rescued as well. Salvwtore Novel of Corona R. It’s got magic and archetypes that make me want to see stat blocks. Such a great great book. Great character development is embedded in a rich plot.

However, this will not prevent Bransen from finding his own path, in the search of not only hope, friendship and love but also revenge, for himself and for the cruel injustice to the “lower” people by the Lairds; meanwhile he will try to keep a secret hidden that is only known by himself. In my opinion those are his best.

The Highwayman is a fantasy novel by American writer R. Born inSalvatore is a native of Massachusetts and resides there with his wife Diane, and their three children, Bryan, Geno, and Caitlin. Please help to improve this article by introducing more precise citations. But besides that, Salvatore has written a good story and, perhaps, a little more cruel than usual, and also managing to bring an entertaining story and holding the interest until the very end.