The Parched Sea

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The Parched Sea
The Parched Sea novel cover.jpg
Author Troy Denning
Cover artist Fred Fields
Country United States
Language English
Series The Harpers
Genre Fantasy novel
Publisher TSR
Publication date
July 1991
Media type Print (Paperback)
Pages 310 pp
ISBN 1-56076-067-2
Followed by Elfshadow

The Parched Sea is the first novel in the Harpers series, set in the Forgotten Realms campaign setting. The book was written by Troy Denning.

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The Parched Sea is another name for the desert Anauroch in which the novel takes place.

The Zhentarim, determined to drive a trade route through Anauroch, send an army to enslave the nomads of the Great Desert. Ruha, an outcast witch, tries to gain the trust of the Sheikh as tribe after tribe fall to the Zhentarim. The Harpers send an agent to counter the Zhentarim, and Ruha helps this stranger win the Sheikh's trust, so that he can overcome the tribes' ancestral rivalries and drive the invaders from the desert.

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