The narrator was not great. I imagine his voice/tone would be appropriate for other books but it just wasn't good. He made the wizards sound like wh..Show More »iny brats (cringe worthy at times). I think I could have done it if the story was better. It's akin to something like "Escape from Undermountain." Shallow characters fight something for a chapter...escape and fall into another mess for another chapter... win... enter another chapter with another theme. I've read older FR novels and they are not all this lame (Finder's Stone comes to mind as being great). I can handle fast paced action in FR but when it gets muddy like this novel you don't want to continue.
Further, some of the dialogue just takes the listener/reader right out of the FR world. Characters use the words like "sh*t and b*tch. Really, this is the type of thing that is not needed and makes you really wonder what the author was thinking. I'm not against swearing but I don't anticipate Elminster dropping an F-bomb or calling Blackstaff a B*tch... see how ridiculous that would sound.
Storyline was really subpar. I usually greatly enjoy or at least appreciate D&D books. Was terribly disappointed with this one. Will probably avoid..Show More » this author in the future. Narration was good though.
a reasonable explanation for Anauroch. but such magic and such times... i hate weak villains. i dislike heroes with nothing to lose. mire denouement w..Show More »as perfectly acceptable. more visions, more time even, as well as more explanation for past events. where are the items and the Magics that feed current day aber toril? where are the named characters that are just being born? it's a whole world and nothing is tied in.