Rath and Storm
|Rath and Storm|
|Author(s)||Peter Archer (editor)|
|First printing||July 1998|
Rath and Storm was the first novel in the Weatherlight Saga. It was published in July 1998 and is an anthology containing stories from various writers, including Philip Athans, Hanovi Braddock, Jennifer Clarke Wilkes, Liz Holliday, Miranda Horner, Kij Johnson, J. Robert King, Francis Lebaron, and Mike Ryan. It was edited by Peter Archer. It is currently out of print.
Rath and Storm was originally billed as Weatherlight Cycle book I, which would be followed by Mercadian Masques as book II. However, later Wizards of the Coast decided to pull Rath and Storm out of the cycle, which was then renamed to the Masquerade Cycle.
A collection of powerful magical artifacts is the only defense against the forces of evil that are arrayed against Dominaria. Gerrard, the heir to the Legacy, together with Sisay, captain of the flying ship Weatherlight, has sought out many parts of the Legacy.
Sisay has been kidnapped by Volrath, ruler of the plane of Rath. Gerrard stands at a crossroads. His companion is in danger, the Legacy may be lost forever. Only he—with the loyal crew of the Weatherlight—can rescue Sisay and recover the Legacy.
On a stormy night a young student is told a story by an elderly librarian. The story is about the crew of the Weatherlight, who have to travel to the bizarre plane of Rath to save their captain Sisay from the clutches of the evil Volrath.
- "Gerrard's Tale" by Michael Ryan
- "Tahngarth's Tale" by Hanovi Braddock
- "Ertai's Tale" by Hanovi Braddock
- "Greven's Tale" by Philip Athans
- "Hanna's Tale" by Miranda Horner
- "Starke's Tale" by Jennifer Clarke Wilkes