From two of the greatest imaginations of our time comes a magnificent novel of adventure and magic...SHADOW MOON: First in the Chronicles of the Shadow
The genius of Star Wars(r) creator George Lucas and the vision of Chris Claremont, the author of the phenomenally bestselling The Uncanny
X-Men adventures, merge in what must be the fantasy event of the year.
In Shadow Moon, war and chaos have gripped the land of Tir Asleen. An ancient prophecy reveals one hope: a savior princess who will ascend to the throne when the time is right. But first, a Nelwyn wanderer must face forces of unimaginable malevolence and dangerous, forbidden rites of necromancy that could bring back a powerful warrior from soulless sleep.
George Lucas reshaped filmmaking in the 70s and 80s with his Star Wars and Indiana Jones films. When Bantam Books asked Lucas if he had any stories he would like to develop as novels rather than as films, Lucas turned to his 1988 fantasy film, Willow. When I wrote the story for Willow, I began with the pre-story, Lucas said, but the full story was yet to be told. Now, Lucass vision is being fulfilled with the talented help of Chris Claremont. Having previously taken the reins of what was for a decade the bestselling comic in the western hemisphere (The Uncanny X-Men) Claremont assumes the reponsibility of foster parent to Lucass creation.
On sale in hardcover now, and available on BDD Audio Cassette as well, SHADOW MOON is a momentous new adventure for readers looking to spend part of this summer in a fantastic world. SHADOW MOON is one of Bantam Spectras most exciting publishing events in 1995, the year we celebrate our 10th Anniversary as the premiere publishing imprint of books of speculative fiction.
In the 13 years since the epic battle of Knockmaar crushed a tyrant, the land has been twisted into a hellish battleground. But the words of prophecy point to one ray of hope—the Saviour Princess, Elora Danan. Raised friendless and alone, she delights in others misery. With the fate of the Great Realms in her indifferent hands, her destiny hinges on a stranger who must firstr cut a devils bargain to revive a warrior from his soulless sleep.