Canticle (novel)

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Country United States
Language English
Genre Fantasy novel
Media type Print (Paperback)

Canticle is the first book in R.A. Salvatore's book series, The Cleric Quintet.

Publication history[edit]

Canticle was written by R.A. Salvatore as book one of The Cleric Quintet.[1] It was released again in March 2009.[1]

Plot summary[edit]

The evil wizard Aballister has spent two years collecting and brewing a potion of power, as told to him by the imp, Druzil, sent by the Goddess of Poison, Talona. When he reveals it to his evil fellowship at the hidden stronghold Castle Trinity, the priest Barjin takes control of it and sets off to the major stronghold of the Snowflake Mountains — the Edificant Library. He finds an innocent, intelligent, and young, low-ranking priest, to open the potion, the Chaos Curse, which makes all who breathe it lose self-control. Cadderly must fight a memory-blocking spell in order to lift the curse and save the Library.


Main characters

Other characters

  • Kierkan Rufo; (Human Male)
  • Dorigen Kel Lamond; (Human Wizard Female)
  • Chaunticleer; (Human Male)
  • Dean Thobicus; (Human Male)
  • Headmistress Pertelope; (Human Female)
  • Prince Khalif; (Human Male) (As a Mummy)
  • Mullivy; (Human Male)
  • Histra; (Human Female)
  • Vicero Belago; (Human Male)
  • Headmaster Avery Schell; (Human Male)
  • Arcite; (Human Druid Male)
  • Cleo; (Human Druid Male)
  • Shannon; (Human Druid Female) (Mentioned only)
  • Ragnor; (Human Male)
  • Haverly; (Human Memale)
  • Percival; (Squirrel Male)
  • Elbereth; (Wild Elf Male) (Epilogue only)



  1. ^ a b "Wizards Product: Canticle". Archived from the original on March 10, 2009.