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In the grim nation of Nidal, carefully chosen children are trained to practice dark magic, summoning forth creatures of horror and shadow for the greater glory of the midnight lord. Isiem is one such student, a promising young shadowcaster whose budding powers are the envy of his peers. Upon coming of age, he's dispatched on a diplomatic mission to the mountains of the Devil's Perch where he's meant to assist the armies of devil-worshiping Cheliax in clearing out a tribe of monstrous winged humanoids. Yet as the body count rises and Isiem comes face to face with the people he's exterminating, lines begin to blur, and the shadowcaster must ask himself who the real monsters are.

From Liane Merciel, critically acclaimed author of The River King's Road and Heaven's Needle, comes a fantastical tale of darkness and redemption set in the award-winning world of the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game.

©2012 Paizo Publishing, LLC (P)2015 Audible, Inc.

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Tired story

I really appreciated and enjoyed the story (dark, detailed, and intriguing) until it became that dances with the wolves, fern gully, pocahontas avatar story. I did appreciate how it did differ from those mentioned stories by avoid a romantic interest and focusing on character development, but not enough to get over how tired that repeated plot is.

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  • Emilio
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  • 03-31-16

Good book and very well read

If you had played D&D or Pathfinder you will enjoy this book since you will recognize many of the spells, feats, monsters and classes from those games.

Even if not is nice to see a character that is not good nor evil and his view of the different situations he has to go through.

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liked the story, but reader was odd.

voice had odd pauses in the middle of sentences or sudden stops of sounds at the ends of words like the mic cut off a milisecond after the word was finished.