362194FINALLY!  Finally I have completed the Forgotten Realms Harper Saga!

We are officially introduced to Joel, Holly, and Jasmine from Lost Gods #3 Tymora’s Luck here, with the full background of each laid out.

Joel is a newly appointed priest of Finder who doubts himself and travels on a pilgramiage to the Lost Vale as he was bidden by his god.  Along the way he saves a young woman Holly from a group of Zhentarim only to discover that despite her tender years she is actually a paladin of Lathander.

Seeking help, they are betrayed back into Zhentarim keeping where they cross paths with another prisoner, a winged woman named Jasmine who was caught in an attempt to reclaim her flying ship called a spelljammer from a group of Banites trying to resurrect their dead god.

But all doors lead to Sigil they say, as this trio quickly finds out.  Joined eventually by another ‘priest’ of Finder, they reluctantly form a working relationship with a Bane priestess and her baelnorn master in a quest with similar objectives to our heros but opposite goals: Find the Hand of Bane in Sigil. Go to the Astral Plane and locate Bane’s body. Destroy/resurrect Bane once and for all.

 Dunn dun dunnnnn….

 We kinda have an idea of how this ends since out three heroes were alive and well for Tymora’s Luck, but we have yet to meet their fourth companion from that book, an interesting little kender Emilio….

Sticking to the classics, we got Temple Hill, second in the loosely related Cities series by Drew Karpyshyn next.

62462Among the dark streets of the city move thieves and cutthroats. And they don’t like independent operators like Lhasha Moonsliver. But when she hires the town drunk as a bodyguard, she gets more than she bargained for. Together they’ll have to battle the thieves’ guild, the Cult of the Dragon, and other, darker foes. And a fallen man will have to remember the proud warrior he once was.