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Thrust into the centre of this chaos are four heroes, one of whom carries a pendant containing the essence of the fallen goddess of magic. Articles needing additional references from March All articles needing additional references All stub articles.

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This book had a strong enough set up to keep me reading it. Beholder Drow dark elf Githyanki Illithid mind flayer Lich. They must survive the machinations of the evil god Bane and seek the aid of the famed sage Elminster of Shadowdale before the Realms are forgorten to darkness and chaos for The Forgotten Realms are in a state of monumental upheaval. For characters bound to become gods, I felt that their stories and personalities were a bit weak.

Sep 27, Luke Scull rated it it was ok Shelves: Naturally, they just continue their juvenile scheming and jockeying for power. Paperbackpages. It’s all quite contrived.

Unfortunately, the story suffers shadowdal the execution. Going into this, I was concerned, but I decided that due to my shadowdalw of the Forgotten Realms’ Pantheon, that if I were t I enjoy the Forgotten Realms setting, especially the diverse pantheon.

Character motivations are one dimensional, as are the cardboard cut-out RPG archetype characters. It’s perhaps unfortunate that a young and inexperienced author was chosen to pen a novel detailing such an influential Realm-shaking event: Powerful characters like Bane, Mystra, and Elminster succumb to anime-isms, and by that I mean: The last two books in the series account for what occurred after the Tablets were returned to Aoincluding the aftermath of the ascension of several Company members to godhood Midnight took the mantle of MystraKelemvor became god of the dead, and Cyric took several vile deities’ portfolios and went mad.


I personaggi del party principale shavowdale ben caratterizzati, ma ogni tanto la storia s’incaglia in momenti di stanca, per poi ripartire all’improvviso di slancio.

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A lot of plot points seemed glossed over or just alluded to instead of the author actually taking the shadowdwle to show us what’s happening.

This book tries to be two things at once.

As such, in their infinite wisdom, TSR decided that a complete rewrite of the rules was needed, and thus out came 2nd edition and every ten years since they have moved to further upgrade the rules, though I must admit that I am still quite happy with 3rd edition.

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Oct shasowdale, Joel rated it did not like it. A good story and gripping tale, but details could have been better. So much changes with how the Realms function as a result of this series that in order to really understand a lot of events of later works, you need to understand what happened during this time.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Though not a well-written book, it is entertaining and a must-read for Realms aficionados – if only because of its importance to the setting lore. For the Forgotten Realms town, see Shadowdale town. As much as I may disagree in isolation about the changes that were made to the Realms in this book, watching these characters deal with something as significant as Gods walking the earth was very engaging.


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Ah, taj divni svijet Zaboravljenih kraljevstava It’s a brave attempt at satisfying the requirements of a host of designers, authors realmx fans as the setting transitioned between game editions, though one replete with editorial and technical issues. And the search begins in Shadowdale. As the gods wondered around the world they, as can be expected, came into conflict with each other, as well as setting themselves up in their rdalms spots. They all have their own problems going on, were thrust together more by circumstance than choice, and experience plenty of conflicts among themselves; all this combined made for shadowdqle really great storytelling.

We also must suffer through a journey of rapid character development so unwarranted the characters themselves seem confused by their actions.

Midnight, who is destined to become the future Mystra had potential to be more interesting, yet her romance and sudden feelings for the womanizing, apparently self-serving, and disrespectful Kelemvor is also random and does not come off as being natural and true, but felt forced. Some of them even died, though there was a catch — if a god dies, they die quite spectacularly, and usually in the form of a nuclear explosion.

It’s easy to read, and not terribly written, and you may enjoy it if a you are immune to the painful cliche of the D and D adventure story, b you have five or so hours to waste, and c you have never read a good book in your life, except maybe To Kill a Mockingbird in your seventh grade English class and you were uninterested.

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