This title is the second in a series of recovers of the popular Avatar series. At the time of its original release, this series presented key events that impacted the entire Forgotten Realms world, and the effects of those events are still felt in current novels. This title was originally released under the author's pseudonym, Richard Awlinson.
Heroes stand trial!
When Elminster, the Old Sage of Shadowdale, is apparently slain, Midnight and Adon stand trial for his murder. When Bane, god of murder, and his allies seek the lost Tablets of Fate, a slender dark-haired woman is all that stands between Faern and disaster.
When a friend betrays them, Midnight and her companions can trust no one.
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I like the overall story line. Keep in mind the author did not write the storyline or plot.
Not sure. It was difficult to stay interested as most of the content seemed unnecessary. Almost felt like the author was trying to make a page count so that this story could be a trilogy. Noting that it ended up being five books, may have been better if book 1 and 2 of the series were one book.
She is okay. Not bad. I enjoy other readers much more though.
Yes. Of course I cheat here as all five are already written.
I'm listening to the third right now. Troy Denning (keep in mind this was his first hit or one of his first; prior to Dark Sun books) saves this series with much better writing and overall plot organization. Meaningless characters like the assassins drop off quickly. Gods become much more intelligent and powerful. The characters stop making the entire plot about their relationship Midnight and Kelemport. Ceric and the Halfling Thief character kind of steal the show; or they are the most interesting characters. Helps a lot that Elminister is in this story much more. Anyhow, I've read/listened to over 100 Dungeons and Dragons books. This was one of the most frustrating. It was a lot like the Raveloft books that don't deal with Strahd. I'd say these characters aren't anywhere near the favorites. They aren't very intelligent and will step into any trap and be saved through what seems to be Dungeon Master pity. Reads like a 10 to 14 year old role playing group would act. And even thou Troy Denning writes it better, the characters are still not great.
Like the previous book in the series the story is fantastic but the narrator is terrible. The narrator has a terrible issue with inflection and acting out voices and her cadence leaves little to be desired,which combined with the many mispronunciations, it almost makes listening to these books a chore rather than the delight that it should be.
Another excellent performance by Nicole Greevy. The narrator really brings the book to life! Can't wait to listen to the remaining books in the series.
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