From the Author
SHADOWBANE: EYE OF JUSTICE is the third novel in the ongoing Shadowbane series, which started with DOWNSHADOW (book 1) and SHADOWBANE (book 3) respectively. It is the tale of a never-say-die hero struggling against the forces of evil in a world full of peril. Kalen Dren, the vigilante paladin who calls himself Shadowbane, has turned his back on a life of crime and selfishness to chart a new course with the aid of the sword Vindicator, once wielded by the vanished God of Guardians himself. He will face legions of enemies and ultimately struggle with his own dualistic nature: the bright, goodly paladin and the dark, pragmatic assassin.
This series is particularly fun for me to write, pulling influences from my previous work as well as the vast, panoramic, much beloved Forgotten Realms setting. I delight in the scope of the neverending hero's quest, with its triumphs and pitfalls, such as the struggles of his dual life in DOWNSHADOW or the way he runs from his duty only to embrace it in the end of SHADOWBANE.
I love crafting the fiercely loyal friendships and bitter rivalries in Kalen's life, in particular those of the women that surround him. I love the duality of his tortured love affair with the demonic trickster Fayne in DOWNSHADOW as opposed to his burgeoning admiration for the pure-hearted sorceress Myrin in SHADOWBANE. Taking it to the next level, Eye of Justice adds a whole new dimension to his world in the form of the elf shadowdancer Ilira Nathalan, a creature as duplicitous as any he has ever known--and twice as deadly.
It has been my honor to bring you this story, and I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!
About the Author
A 20-something speculative fiction author, Erik Scott de Bie has been writing short stories since grade school, crafting full-length novels since high school, and publishing his creations since college. To date, five of his fantasy novels have appeared in print, as well as a host of shorter fiction ranging from there to science fiction, superheroes, and horror.
He also moonlights as a game designer for the popular role-playing game Dungeons and Dragons, where he was one third of the creative force behind the popular 4e Neverwinter Campaign Setting. He lends his writing skills and voice acting talent to Cobalt City Adventures Unlimited, a podcast/radio drama set in a city replete with costumed heroes and masked villains.
When not writing, Erik enjoys hiking with his beautiful wife Shelley, gaming with his geeky friends, and fencing with his sworn enemies. He also spends an inordinate amount of time wrangling his multifarious cats and jogging with his hyperactive dog. He lives in Seattle.