Shadowdale has ratings and 91 reviews. Mike (the Paladin) said: Okay, I picked this up because our D&D group is or has begun a game in (cue portent. Shadowdale (Forgotten Realms: Avatar Trilogy, Book One) [Richard Awlinson, Jeff Easley] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. When the. Shadowdale (Forgotten Realms: Avatar Trilogy, Book 1) [Scott Ciencin] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. An all-new version of one of the.

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Dragonlance Shadwodale Realms Greyhawk Ravenloft. I’m still giving it two stars due to the cardboard cutout characters with secrets syndrome this book seems afflicted with, and it’s uncanny ability to go for what seems like several pages without any actual dialog. The Gorgon’s Alliance Planescape: Jul 17, Allen M Fealms rated it it was ok. There’s something about a threat to the city of Arabel, but it isn’t well explained.

This book seems geared towards seventh grade boys who sit apart and read it at recess while the other kids play basketball or talk to girls. The four so-called heroes were not heroic and I wasn’t drawn to any of them or their purposes.

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But I feel like this a book for people who like medieval times, shasowdale, magic, and having powers of different types, more or less the I feel like this book seems a lot like “The End of War” and how it transitions between different stories but then it ahadowdale at around chapter It was written under the pseudonym Richard Awlinson, which I always believed was to protect the actual authors Troy Denning and Scott Ciencin from the ensuing fallout.

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The Forgotten Realms are in a state of monumental upheaval. While the author does a good job of making you believe the world is in chaos and gets you hooked into the characters, he just let’s the ball roll downhill once it gets going. This book had a strong enough set up to keep ehadowdale reading it. Shadowdale is not a horrible book, and I likely will realme the rest of the books in the trilogy plus suadowdale Cyric trial books for completeness, but it certainly is not a series I would recommend, and it has left me pessimistic regarding my expectations of future Forgotten Realms novels.


However, somewhere down the line, the terms of the curse flipped around. Some strong opinions The Avatar Trilogy turned out to be something of a polarizer for fans of the Forgotten Realms.

Finally, in the very shadowdalee paragraph of the book, what seemed to me like a really unnecessary cliffhanger occurred. Pretty forgogten I’ll not read the rest of the trilogy although I hear from some that the third book is better.

I won’t spoil anything, but suffice it to say the ending of this book is nothing more than a set of contrived excuses to top it off with a large amount of action and makes you feel like everything you read before this should have been squeezed into a prologue.

They must survive the machinations of the evil god Bane and seek the aid of the famed sage Elminster of Shadowdale before the Realms are lost to darkness and chaos for Forgotten Forgotten Realms are in a state of monumental upheaval.

Forgotten Realms adventures Forgotten Realms stubs. The main antagonist comes across as someone straight out of a ‘s Saturday morning cartoon.

Shadowdale (Forgotten Realms: Avatar #1) by Scott Ciencin

Jul 06, Jeremy German rated it it was ok. Even the Gods have Gods The premise of the story is this: Midnight is the weakest of the leads – a magic-user who is sort-of-good when it’s convenient and who predictably falls for Kelemvor’s muscles before much time has passed.

Going into this, I was concerned, but I decided that due to my appreciation of the Forgotten Realms’ Pantheon, that if I were to read an Forgotten realms book it should be from the Avatar series. This story could have been so much more than it is. But really, I’m glad I read this. I wanted my own interpretation of the setting to paint the canvas of Forgotten Realms, rather than an author trying to sell a book.


Articles needing additional references rea,ms March All articles needing additional references All stub articles. Shadowdale begins the tale of the fall of rewlms Gods of the Realms. Feb 22, Alexander Stormborn rated it it was ok Shelves: Overall, my real rating for Shadowdale would be a 2.

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Unfortunately, the story suffers in the execution. For characters bound to become gods, I felt that their stories and personalities were a bit weak. Anyway crap this book is good and worth reading. The gave was about 20 years old at this stage and it had been evolving continuously with more complex and complicated rules being forever thrown on top of the pre-existing ones.

So, despite my mixed feelings, the rralms was okay and I’ll read the rest. Perhaps I’ll find out if this anything to do with the overall plot arc in the next book of the trilogy – Tantras.

forogtten Open Preview See a Problem? I’m still unsure why I finished reading it – and because I finished it, I gave it two stars.

Though not a well-written book, it is entertaining and a must-read for Realms aficionados – if only because of its importance to the setting lore. Beholder Drow dark elf Githyanki Illithid mind flayer Lich.

rfalms Want to Read saving…. As of now I am continuing to read from the beginning of Forgotten Realms, and stuck in I do like the dragonlance series and have read so many books in the forgotten realms.

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