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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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Great Start to A High Fantasy Series

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!

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loved it

i've always been a fan of R.A. Salvatores works but Victor Bevine brings his characters to life in a whole new way

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Incredible

The characters and story is different and very entertaining. Worth the purchase. You won't be disappointed

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great salvatore classic

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.

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Loved it, always enjoy Salvatore read by Bevine

You can't beat the writing style of Salvatore. Levine does a great job of making each character come to life.

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  • Anthony
  • Norwalk, CA, United States
  • 12-07-15

An evil curse has been unleashed and no one knows!

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

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  • Ron Roth Jr
  • West Palm Beach, FL United States
  • 06-01-15

Exciting and compelling author

Victor Bevine is my favorite narrator. R A Salvatore always keeps the story going with unpredictable plots. The Canticle Series is no exception.

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Salvatore has a knack for D&D driven stories

Basically writing review to say that Skyrim character creators must be wasted on people like Rosslyn (see review below)

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Classically good adventure!

Can't beat some old school adventuring! I loved the characters and the interaction between them really carries the narrative!

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buying book 2

I love seeing the young main characters who I know of from Drizzt books. Good story