The Cleric Quintet is a series of novels about the character Cadderly Bonaduce written by R. A. Salvatore.

Reoccurring characters in this series include Cadderly, Danica Maupoissant, and the dwarven brothers Ivan and Pikel Bouldershoulder.

Plot summary[]


The evil wizard Aballister has spent two years collecting and brewing a potion of power, as told to him by the imp, Druzil. When he reveals it to his evil fellowship at the hidden stronghold Castle Trinity, the priest Barjin takes control of it and sets off to major stronghold of the Snowflake Mountains--the Edificant Library. He finds an innocent, intelligent, and young low-ranking priest to open the potion, the Chaos Curse, which makes all who breathe it lose self-control. Cadderly must fight a memory-blocking spell in order to fight the curse itself and save the Library.

In Sylvan Shadows[]

"Cadderly must leave his home to combat the evil unleashed by the Chaos Curse. To counter Castle Trinity's plans for conquest, the cleric and his friends enter the beautiful forest of Shilmista. But among the trees and glades of the forest, Cadderly must battle a monstrous evil."

Night Masks[]

"Caradoon, city of shadows, city of assassins. Through its dark streets flit the killers of the Night Masks, led by the thin, sinister killer known as Ghost. In the city's evil alleyways Cadderly, struggling against the horrible Chaos Curse, must fight an additional battle against sudden, silent death."

The Fallen Fortress[]

"The war rages on. Cadderly, scholar-priest of the Edificant Library, leads the combined forces of Caradoon and Shilmista forest against Castle Trinity, stronghold of his enemy Aballister. But another mission calls him on a journey leading into the past.

A past he could just as soon forget."

The Chaos Curse[]

"The quest is over. The hero returns home.

A weary Cadderly makes his way back to the Edificant Library, where he can begin to rebuild his shattered life. But the Chaos Curse has one last surprise for him.

If he fails to meet the challenge, his beloved Danica will be lost to him forever."

Works included[]

  1. Canticle (1991)
  2. In Sylvan Shadows (1992)
  3. Night Masks (1992)
  4. The Fallen Fortress (1993)
  5. The Chaos Curse (1994)


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