If you want a good romp around Eberron this is a good novel to do it. A well to do investigator with an ego to match. The main character is written in a way that you know he is excellent at his profession but you would like to throw him off a boat even if he was working for you. Arrogance incarnate with an intelligence to match. His dwarven companion is a good foil to the main character Abraxis Wren and keeps him well grounded like a good dwarf should.
You have to wonder why his dwarven companion stay with Wren up until the time when Wrens ego needs to be popped and Wren needs to be deflated a bit to keep him in line.
If not for the dwarf, Wren would have been knifed long ago and perished in a back alley.
If Abraxis is a cloud then his companion the dwarf is the mountain that allows it to touch the ground.
This one is on par with the others.
No. This is the type of book you can stop and restart and take a few days to listen too.
Its a good listen but not one that need to be rushed.
Abraxis can be quite irritating at times which shows how well it is written. I would have liked to see more of the thought processes that went into some of his decisions before you hear the end product of his plans.
A good listen in a fantasy world. Sharn could have been more gritty but it was still a job well done.
This is one of the best I have listened too. The character has that Greyhawk feel and is well placed in the original D&D setting. Very well written and very well read.This is a must for anyone that has played D&D when they were young.Chaotic good portrayed in a setting where law is what you say it is when you are out in the wild. Good folk judging bad folk and kicking their butts because they did wrong.
This book and it's series is right up there with March up Country read by Rudniki. Both are excellent character builds with stories that propel the main character and their groups into the story.
The tempo is well done and the timing is right on. I read this book many years ago and this reading by Bernard did it justice.
Yes, this book and the next in the series were what I was looking for. It would be excellent for a cross country trip in a car or a long flight across an ocean.
The characters work well against each other. Polk the teamster is a character everyone knows. No matter how well you do something he makes comments on how it could have been done better, Always there with advice until you ask him his experience and find out he has none. Good nature, well meaning but a know it all makes for a good chuckle from time to time. Throw in a clepto faerie to match wits with the main character who believes justice over all and you you have cocktail for good laughs, interesting situations and the mix to make good friendships.Read it and it's series and you won't regret it.
When, tongue in cheek, the main character's name the intelligent plant, Russel.
When the land shark gets attacked by the razorback pigs. The troupe losses it's water in the attack. Stranded in the desert with water gone the group gets blown off course only to end up in more danger when they crash their land sail into an oasis.
No I found coming bask to it after a few hours a good stint in the post apocalyptic world.
This is a romp with gamma irradiated rodents that have lots of character. It shows just how animalistic humans can be and how human evolved rodents, bugs and plants can be.
Wigwig is a real treat!
Worth the read.
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