A classic adventure from the creator of Drizzt!
High in the Snowflake Mountains sits the Edificant Library, a place of scholarly study for priests, bards, and others. Now from the hidden vaults beneath the library a devastating curse is unleashed, and a young cleric must battle the terrifying creatures set loose by a malevolent, consuming essence that's been released, before his own brethren turn against him. Cadderly must put his studies to the test and enter the catacombs far below to save his brothers and himself.
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Victor Bevine does a great job with the different characters and voices, and while this is no masterpiece, the story is interesting and enjoyably tense.
Definitely worth buying the next one, and that's high praise in this context. =) Salvatore sure knows how to write D&D.
some memorable moments for sure. good for teenagers and adult fantasy fans. want to listen to this quintet before moving on to drizzt transitions. (which ill read myself because victor bevine doesnt do the audio books for transitions) awesome seeing what amazing inteligence and charisma (cadderly) can be like in the forgotten realms setting. Clearly a low level fighter/priest but an amazing scholar and one who can think on his feet makes this a extremely likable character. and one i can relate to more than drizzt. (still love drizzt though)... Victor Bevine is the best, hands down. Sometimes i wished they brought in a female to do the women... but he does 10/10 for his ability in everything else.
"Not all those who wander are lost" -JRR Tolkien
Basically writing review to say that Skyrim character creators must be wasted on people like Rosslyn (see review below)
Victor Bevine is my favorite narrator. R A Salvatore always keeps the story going with unpredictable plots. The Canticle Series is no exception.
Fantasy Novels 4 Life
Yes I would it's not as perfect as the drizzt books but pretty close
Danika she is great
All of them
Just love it
Thank you ra and audible
I read this book years ago and remember it as a good light read But wow,,,not so much as an audio book. Parts dragged on and on. Just remember it as better
I have read this book and all of the books in the series. the only thing I wish is.. the reader of the book would not act out the characters voices. he could just read the book and I would be fine with that.
When you introduce a character, that first paragraph is when you tell us the most important thing you want us to know about them. RA makes sure we know that Cadderly knows things that druids don't about talking to squirrels, that he's exceedingly smart and clever and the best at what he does but also doesn't like to follow the rules, but is allowed to live among people who do have to follow rules and is only in amusing amounts of trouble over it, never being really held accountable for anything.
Special Snowflake Syndrome. He wants us to know Cadderly is precious and precocious and Not Like Those Other Boring People. I should have expected that after the neverending Drizzt "saga" by the same author.
I mean, at least Cadderly does learn a teeny fraction about consequences as the main point of plot, but come on!
Then the CREEPY bit: The author goes on to make sure that you know the female lead, Danica, is Exotic, but Not "Ethnic" Because She's Pretty Too- And By Pretty I Mean She Still Looks White Enough To Be An Appropriate Object Of Straight White Male Consumption.
She has "Tabatan" (read: not even remotely pretending here, Tibetan) heritage to make her "cool enough to be like, you know, Exotic and she has Asian almond eyes, but she's not, like, Asian looking because, ew, no! She does have red blonde hair! We wouldn't want her to look TOO Asian, would we? So she's Exotic but not too non-White looking! She's still pretty even though she looks kinda Asian!"
Ew ew ew ew race fetish. I need a bath. I like her as a character for having at least one more facet than the usual single thing but EW.
This story at least had a plot that moves and then resolves, but what they do with the Evil Plot Item at the end is unfathomably senseless and irrational in a way that doesn't remotely match
He reads with emotion, even if his female voices and variety need work.
Eh, maybe. It'd need some work to correct the intentional whitewashing.
I really should know better than to try to read RA Salvatore.
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