The Shattered Mask

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

The Shattered Mask is a fantasy novel by Richard Lee Byers, set in the world of the Forgotten Realms, and based on the Dungeons & Dragons role-playing game. It was published in paperback in June 2001 (ISBN 978-0-7869-1862-1), with a paperback reissue in July 2007 (ISBN 978-0-7869-4266-4).

Plot summary[edit]

The Shattered Mask involves the matriarch of the Uskevren family of Sembia, who swears revenge for the murder of a loved one. A wizard with a lust for power has the ability to alter reality and distort the truth, and is bent on treachery, murder and destruction.


In a positive review, critic Don D'Ammassa wrote, "Unlike many of the books set in this universe, this new one takes great pains to develop the characters".[1]


  1. ^ D'Ammassa, Don (September 2001). "The Shattered Mask", Science Fiction Chronicle 22 (9): 44.