The only reason I finished this was it's placement as the second to last novel in the series. The author seems to lack a basic understanding of the m..Show More »echanics of the Forgotten Realms universe. Her characters are shallow and not interesting, and her battle scenes are excruciating to listen to. I've listened to other books with this narrator, and she is mediocre at her best, and with the lack of solid material to work with, she only manages to make a bad situation worse.
The story structure was solid, and overall one of the better Realms offerings. The growth of the main character felt a bit manufactured, and the main..Show More » plot device was a little clunky, but Dave Gross pulled it off enough to keep it engaging. I'm also a fan of this narrator - his character voices are not over the top, like some other Realms narrators. Definitely read the other books in this series before this one. Although not all are as entertaining, this is a good pay off for a predominantly excellent sequence of books.