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Swords of Eveningstar (Forgotten Realms: The Knights of Myth Drannor, book 1)

By Ed Greenwood

Swords of Eveningstar (Forgotten Realms: The Knights of Myth Drannor, book 1)

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Tags: dungeons and dragons, ed greenwood, fantasy, forgotten realms

Started reading:
2010-06-10 06:32:32
Finished reading:
2010-06-11 18:06:31

Review

Rating: 6

Who knew the Forgotten Realms campaign setting for Dungeons and Dragons had gotten so complex? Certainly not me. The language, particularly the unique dialect (which sounds neither forced nor inappropriately faux medieval) works well with the plot and characters, making this both a good fantasy novel (exclusive of whether you play Dungeons and Dragons or have ever even heard of the Forgotten Realms) while make it an excellent introduction to the world and characters imagined by Ed Greenwood. That is to say, despite having read of the characters in their mature and experienced incarnations, reading about their beginning invokes less of a pang of nostalgia and instead opens the world up in much the same way Anne McCaffrey’s Harper Hall Trilogy turned the world of Pern into a living, breathing place populated by ordinary people who performed feats just as extraordinary as those of the dragonriders. This book does suffer from being a bit too fragmented due to the number of characters and complexity of the plot, not to mention some of the characters are so powerful that their “assistance” seems a bit much like deus ex machina and detracts from the titular characters heroism.

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