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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Canticle: Forgotten Realms The Cleric Quintet Book 1
An evil curse has been unleashed upon the inhabitants of the Library which is a center of both learning and protection for the land. As the library degrades into state where almost everyone is following their most base desires with the dedication of a sociopath, a priest and a druid seem to be the only ones who haven't lost their minds. As the deaths mount, the library is being searched to find the source of the evil curse.
Unfortunately, the designer of the curse is adept at raising undead help to defend the curse. With the help of the undead and a demon conjured from the infernal plane of existence, the priest's work is deadly dangerous at best.
As the priest begins his search he finds that if he can distract people from their base desires, that he can get some help from them. With the aid of a druid, two dwarves, and martial arts master, he begins his quest to stop the evil.
I enjoyed this book.
Best Regards, Anthony
Love a well told story (all genres) with a flavor of romance.
Great start to a high fantasy series by R.A. Salvatore. The audio performance is superbly done by Victor Bevine. It is a slow start at building the environment and the characters, with everything built up to the actions in last few chapters. The story flows nicely, and writing is beautiful. I hung in there for the first few chapters; once I got hold on the characters, it becomes a page-turner, with a YA romance budding (yes!). I look forward to the next book!
I am a "Life is Awesome! Strive to be Worthy of it." student of life kind of guy. Feeding on Chaos and Empowering the Good. Group Hug!
This book was a little work to keep up with, there were a few stories going on and the switching back and forth between them early in the book lost me a few times.
This book would make a great movie however I didn't find it as captivating as I had hoped for. It took over half the book before I started to get pulled into it and then it was more curiosity then any real interest.
I felt it was entertaining but not enough to make me want to purchase anymore books in the series.
I love audiobooks. I usually listen while quilting, or just relaxing in the garden. My Great Danes even settle down when they hear a book.
The characters and story is different and very entertaining. Worth the purchase. You won't be disappointed
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)
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
Victor Bevine is my favorite narrator. R A Salvatore always keeps the story going with unpredictable plots. The Canticle Series is no exception.
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.
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