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Cyric is reasonable as the troubled thief struggling with a dark past, while Adon is something of a buffoon, a cleric of the goddess of love with delusions of grandeur.

The only really good parts of this book involve Cyric, his interactions with other characters, and his internal struggles. He first worked in TV production as a writer, producer and director. Even the Gods have Gods The premise of the story is this: One of the early introductory bits of history about Cyric involves him directly facing the Goddess Tymora, to shadowdalee he did not tithe a proper amount of gold.

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He needs to put a price on everything, and do nothing for the sake of the act. The first book of a trilogy. The other three of the four main adventures, we forrgotten know are destined to one day become gods themselves. Forgottdn dialogue and narrative are a hodgepodge of fantasy genre tropes and gender equality posturing that is shallow enough to be an insulting facade.

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.


The Genie’s Curse Birthright: Just a moment firgotten we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Ao summons all of the deities into his presence and informs them that the Tablets of Fate which define and describe the individual duties of each deity have been stolen, and their juvenile jockeying for power, instead of managing the world as they should have, has disappointed their master.

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Beholder Drow dark elf Githyanki Illithid mind flayer Lich. Feb 27, Daniel Millard rated it it was ok Shelves: However, somewhere down the line, the terms of the curse flipped around.

In the Realms, if a solution to a problem is needed, then one travels to visit Elminster, which is what the adventurers do, and which is why this story is called Shadowdale namely because that is where Elminster lives.

This is where my almost certainly false idea about why the book was published under a pseudonym xhadowdale.

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The gods walk the Realms. 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. Wake of the Ravager Dark Sun Online: 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 realns rules, though I must admit that I am still quite happy with 3rd edition.

The main characters – Midnight the magic-user, Kelemvor the fighter, Cyric the thief, and Adon the cleric – are frequently referred to simply by their professions, which quickly becomes grating. View all 3 comments. Realma is a frustrating and eye-roll inducing way of writing, and unfortunately became tiring very quickly. Chaos, destruction, and death abound as the Gods themselves walk the earth in mortal shells. The Realms meanwhile had shadoqdale but it was made unstable by the fall of these gods.


Possessing a mysterious amulet, four heroes, desperate to escape the dark elements of their pasts, find themselves drawn into this high-level power struggle, sought after by the fallen deities and their minions.

Storia potenzialmente molto interessante, ma sviluppata in maniera non molto convincente. Perhaps I was interested in the book because it is slightly educational for me While the author does a good job of making you believe the world is in chaos and gets you hooked into the characters, he just let’s the ball roll downhill once it gets going.

The characters did become a bit familiar although I could not really bond with any of them. Character motivations are one dimensional, as are the cardboard cut-out RPG archetype characters. So, despite my mixed feelings, the book was okay and I’ll read the rest. This leads to a number of, frankly, ridiculous changes to the existing structure of Forgotten Realms geography, religion, magic, you name it.