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5.0 out of 5 starsWonderful continuation of the Finder's Stone series
Reviewed in the United States on October 15, 2013
I have not read a Kate Novak and Jeff Grubb colaboration in about 20 years, when I read the Finder's Stone trilogy. I was able to pick up on the characters and storyline immediately and this story grabbed me from the word go. I was engrossed in the adventurous travels of all the individual characters and lived with them through their quest. I loved the play between good and bad in all the characters and of course the fact that good triumphed in the end - or did it? Mercy is sometimes a bane - perhaps Finder's Bane. I will be revisiting the original series and recommend the series very highly to light fantasy readers. The writing is brilliant and the storyline kept me rivited right to the end. I will definitely read the rest of the Lost Gods series now.
5.0 out of 5 starsI enjoyed the character development in the new god Finder
Reviewed in the United States on January 16, 2017
I enjoyed the character development in the new god Finder. His relationship to his primary priest and his struggle to be true to the hopes and expectations of his few worshippers is revealed throughout the adventure his priest is sent on. This is exciting and riveting. It was a pleasure to find out what happened after the Azure Bonds story which resulted in the Forgotten Bard becoming a god. This continuation of the trilogy - Azure Bonds, The Wyvern's Spur and The Song of the Saurials; is a worthy addition to the saga.
I loved Wyvern's Spur, it's my favorite forgotten realms book, but this one seems like they licensed it out to their 10 year old son to write. It's like fan fiction of fan fiction. But you do find out what happens to Finder.
Most of the Forgotten Realms or D&D books I read are the same in that they are fine and good for passing the time. I find it's necessary to know all the background info in order to understand the next book that comes out. It was good, but nothing really exciting.
4.0 out of 5 starsFinders Keepers, a worthy acquisition.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on December 1, 2002
If the Amazon rating system allowed half marks I would have given this novel 3.5 stars. This book is an interesting read but it isn't in the same league as the orignal Finder's Stone Trilogy. Finder's Bane reunites the reader in most welcome fashion with 2 of the characters from the original trilogy - Finder the carefree Bard and the Saurial Wizard Grypht. I quite like the new cast of characters that is assembled in this book to, they represent an interesting mix. The storyline involves them travelling to Sigil in an attempt to prevent the resurrection of the dark god Bane. Walinda & Holly are well fleshed out characters and I particularly enjoyed their mutual distrust of each other & Walinda's coquettishness with Joel. However, the character of Bear is the weak link in this story and I feel that his services as a protagonist in this tale should have been cut short. All in all though, Finder's Bane is a well-scripted and engaging story that I sailed through in 2 days.