Shandril's Saga - Vol. 2
mass market (17719)
|Cover Artist:||Jon Sullivan|
|Release Date:||June 2002
March 2005 (mass market)
|Format:||Paperback book (348 pages)|
The following is taken from a description by WotC:
'Adventurer on the Run
Other titles in Shandril's Saga:
See also the original release of the Crown of Fire novel.
From flickering over the insipid pages of the old Spellfire, which thankfully, I read in a library, Greenwood has improved vastly in CoF. Instead of his characters filling up most of the pages walking around and getting captured, and stuff - he's lessened it, the novel is more balanced.
The main thing I disliked in this was that... why do all the good guys have to be so bl**dy boring!? The exceptions are Torm and Rathan who made my lips turn up in humour.
The bad guys - now they're the most enticing. Manshoon and Fzoul were shown brilliantly, Ed should *really* do a book about Manshoon's childhood to his rise to power - that would be sweet! Manshoon... *sigh*
Another problem, is how he introduces too many characters, that are usualy one-shots, or killed off in the next chapter.
It is a reasonable book, but I've read far better novels. Ed Greenwood does do brilliant campaign settings, but it is the reverse for his writing. However, he is fairly average.
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