|Format Type||:||Mass Market Paperback|
|Number of Pages||:||312|
The Magehound Reviews
Quite good for a simple, D & D-based, fantasy novel. I've always enjoyed Elaine Cunningham's FR work and this one certainly didn't disappoint.
What did I just read? It hasn't even been a minute since I finished the book yet I can't really remember anything of it. It's like I've been sifting through blank pages. The writing styles is so plain it gives the book no character, it gives the story no flare and the characters are bland puppets. Most of it is just jumbled up sentences to connect Names and Places.It would be easier to just read a short textbook description of personae, places and systems. Or better yet just roll play the damn b [...]
"Taking responsibility where none exists is arrogance. A child thinks that all things revolve around him and that his will and his words bring forth wishes upon the first star. You are no child. See that you remember that." "That’s no failing as long as it is justified. Arrogance is only intolerable in the inept.""Unlike truth, lies must make sense. They demand an internal logic and attention to detail that truth, in its innocent arrogance, does not always achieve.""the surest way to hide a tr [...]
I almost gave up on this book, glad I didn't. The prologue is great, as is the 2nd books prologue. but the 1st chapter somehow for some reason lost me, good chapter though. Was thinking about other books I'd rather be reading than this, so I read about 4 other books, after each book finished i'd look at the spine of the book on my shelf and read some other book, thinking that 'Magehound' was going to be dreadful.But after a couple more novels I finally gave it another try.where I left off. If I [...]
As someone who hasn't read a Forgotten Realms since the late 80ies (Curse of the Azure Bonds, the story which inspired the SSI game of the same name), it was a bit of an adjustment, if not unexpected, to enter a universe where everything has such a strong AD&D flavour. Classes are stricly defined, mages memorise X number of spells, It does constrain the story a bit but the story itself has been engaging so far. Basically, a Dark Elf with her own plans for the province of Halruaa tricks and [...]
This was not my favorite book by Cunningham. The plot seemed stunted, and while there were interesting characters, I feel like I never really understood what their goals werewhy were they running around doing these things that they were doing?With that said, I do like the fleshing out of Halruaa. The author creates a great setting with solid atmosphere and tone. I'm hoping that this first book in the series reads more like an introduction to the seriesI guess I'll have to wait and see
Great fantasy novel. Would recommend.
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