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Baldur's Gate

TSR Code:

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Product Type: Novel
ISBN Number: 0-7869-1525-0
Author: Philip Athans
Cover Artist: Unknown
Release Date: July 1999
Format: Paperback book (250 pages).
The text below is taken from a description by TSR on the reverse of the actual product:

'Bhaal must be stopped!  Someone is sabotaging the iron mines of the Sword Coast, pushing powerful realms toward a bloody war, and a young mercenary toward an unimaginable secret.
Evil gods, giant spiders, murderous dopplegangers, flesh-eating ghouls, and wicked Zhentarim come to life in the action-packed novelization of the Baldur's Gate computer game from Bioware and Interplay'.

See also the Baldur's Gate comic and computer game.

Other titles in the Baldur's Gate series:

By: Mike G Jordan Date: 06-August-2000
Rating: GoodGood

Baldur's Gate is a novel based on the hit computer game. I was relatively pleased with it. The character's were fairly good, and you got the sense that the main characters could die.

The plot was average, but intersting. However, there is one thing that stands out in this book. Gore! This is fantasy, you definately need your share of battles and blood, but this was just too much. The very first fight, which started right away, was with some armsmen. Good. Nice, simple fight, turn away the sword and finish them off, right? Wrong! I have read a lot of FR, and this is by far the bloodiest hack and slash yet. I pulled the book away and thought, I didn't need to know that, I can picture it myself. This book is just way too gorey. The ending was rather unfinal (there is no sequal, at least yet). It's an average novel, but pleasing (if your not faint at heart).


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