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The Cleric Quintet - Book 1

TSR Code:

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Product Type: Novel
ISBN Number: 1-56076-119-9 (Nov 1991)
0-7869-1604-4 (Feb 2000)
Author: R.A. Salvatore
Cover Artist: Jeff Easley (Nov 1991)
Daren Bader (Feb 2000)
Release Date: November 1991
February 2000
January 2009
Format: Paperback book (313 pages).
The text below is taken from a description by TSR on the reverse of the actual product:

'High in the placid Snowflake Mountains lies a little-known conservatory for bards, priests, clerics, and others.  Cloistered among his colleagues, a scholar-priest named Cadderly must contain a malevolent, consuming essence that's been uncorked, 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'.

Other titles in The Cleric Quintet:

February 2000 sees the rerelease of Canticle with new cover art.

January 2009 sees an additional rerelease of Canticle, again with new cover art.

By: Gaelan Kent Date: 14-August-2000
Rating: GoodGoodGoodGood

Canticle is a very good book , the first chapter grabs you by the throat and pulls you in - like most of the books by R.A. salvatore. The plot is robust and humorus though at times a bit unrealistic. The originality of the novel's villians are far from the norm of fantasy and they are as well fleshed out as the rest of the characters (that is very good).The few downsides to the book are that anyone who's read Terry Brooks Shannara series will feel strangley at home . The plot is also rather predictble.

In conclusion, I believe that it is quite easy to say that Canticle is a very good book and it's few faults are easily overlooked.

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