The Avatar Trilogy - Book 2
|Cover Artist:||Clyde Caldwell|
|Format:||Paperback book (338 pages).|
|The text below is taken from a
description by TSR on the reverse of the actual product:
'Elminster has been
murdered. Now Midnight and Adon, who saved the Dales from the evil god Bane in the
Battle of Shadowdale, have been sentenced to death for the murder. But chaos has
taken hold of nature and magic since the gods were exiled from the Planes, and the heroes
are the only ones who know the location of the first Tablet of Fate, which can save the
Realms from the fallen gods.
Other titles in the Avatar Trilogy:
See the rereleased Tantras novel for 2003.
See also the Tantras adventure (Part 2 of the Avatar Adventure Trilogy).
there wasnt anything particularly bad about the way 'Tantras' was written , there were
things in this novel that just seemed out of character to me. For instance, I dont think
the people of Shadowdale would be that blind and ignorant as to blame Midnight and Adon
for the death of Elminster (especially the way Storm is treated). When Elminster is remet
in Tantras , it doesnt seem right that he would avoid the heroes and then be reluctant to
help them. And finally the character of Cyric undergoes a very big change in this novel!
It must have occurred to the writers at this stage who the new gods would be and so Cyric
unbelievably becomes very evil and ruthless to the point where it doesnt seem possible of
the Cyric in 'Shadowdale'.
The novel did have some good moments though - seeing two gods fight was pretty cool.
Cover - I still cant figure out who and what this scene represents but the picture and its detail has become a part of the Forgotten Realms. Good , but I feel , inappropriate.
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