The Highwayman
(Saga of the First King #1)
by R.A. Salvatore (2005)

Set in the same world as the Demon wars saga.
Long ago, in a distant land, a lonely young man struggles to discover who he is and where he belongs. He carries the blood and magic of two people, a sword of unimaginable power, and the staggering potential for great good, or greater evil.

This was unusual in that the book was started as an audio-book, however I stopped listening to read the final third.

I found that reading instead of listening was faster and a better experience. The story is familiar to fantasy readers; a boy, cast aside trains himself to become a fearsome warrior. Standard stuff, but as usual R A Salvatore raised it above average. He is probably the best writer of action sequences I know. So an enjoyable read and will be following with the next in the series.