Darkwalker on Moonshae, by Douglas Niles, is the first book in the Moonshae trilogy. It was the first novel set in the Forgotten Realms, followed in published. Darkwalker On Moonshae (Forgotten Realms: Moonshae Trilogy, Book 1) [ Douglas Niles] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The first. : Darkwalker on Moonshae: Forgotten Realms: Moonshae Trilogy, Book 1 (Audible Audio Edition): Douglas Niles, Dara Rosenberg, Audible.

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Unavailable for the past several years, this title is now back in print in a newly recovered mass market edition. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. The islands are set up to resemble pre-Christian England, with a race called the Northmen akin to the Vikings and the Ffolk akin to the Celtic inhabitants of Britain competing over what available land there is.

A brittiant read for a lazy afternoon in the sun, the plot flows quite nicely, with evil seemingly winning the day until the bitter end. The book moves between relating the adventures of Tristan and the actions of the Darkwalker and his minions.

This occurs in the space of few dozen pages and seems mainly down to him finding a magical sword. Re-reading this as an adult, I can understand that dynamic – Darkwalker on Moonshae the first novel in the Forgotten Realms universe, published in had all kn fantasy components that appealed to me rarkwalker and now – elements of low fantasy aspects of the Realms are like medieval Europe, akin to Game of Throneselements of high fantasy magic!

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And with him he carried the heart of Kazgoroth. The action is well written and with that added sense of drama, they always seem suspenseful. Today, I finished reading it again for the first time in decades. He is also an award-winning roleplaying game designer who was part of the original creation team for the Dragonlance setting two decades ago. He enjoys playing his guitar, cooking, and visiting with family. Sure it’s loaded with all the typical high fantasy tropes and the plot is by and large formulaic Wizards of the Coast; Reprint edition September 1, Language: Tristen comes off as a spoiled rich kid who has everything fall into his lap.

Would recommend as a good place to start with the FR universe. I’m glad I reread it because I’d forgotten quite a few of the details, and I decided to give it another go because I never read the other two books in the trilogy and I’m going back to read those now. The writing was better and I enjoyed a lot of the characters more. I’ll say that if you are a fan of firbolgs, you won’t be disappointed. I think it’s because I build it up too much. The story is standard fare, as are the characters.

That said, still a good read, and I’m looking to close out the trilogy within a month or so. Now, with a five star review I don’t mean to imply it’s perfect. Ultimately, despite its flaws, Darkwalker on Moonshae is an entertaining tale, and one I enjoyed rereading. In summary, a good read on a sunny afternoon. Swap 10 have, 5 want. Right off the bat, Mr. Definitely a “popcorn and beer book,” enjoy this like you’d enjoy a good, mindless movie. I will not spoil the cliffhanger though Refresh and try again.

By the way, the Firbolg as described in Darkwalker on Moonshae are more like verbeeg or ogres than the magically powerful giant-kin described in the second edition Monstrous Manual. Jul 12, Kendall Pecere rated it really liked it.


The story and characters mkonshae interesting and there was also a good mix of different races, creatures and personalities. The characters weren’t very interesting – yes, there are some delving into their characters but it wasn’t in a complex or interesting way that would make me relate better. Today, I finished reading it again for the first time in decades.

It starts out slow which is understandable since it is not only the first book in the trilogy but first in the Forgotten Realms world so it needed to lay some background. Good ole fantasy fiction, and the first book that paved the way for the Forgotten Realms series. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. His supporting friends are better in those regards and are more enjoyable to read about. Forgotten RealmsThe Darkwalkrr Trilogy 1. The book tells the tale of Tristan, the prince of a small kingdom on the Darkwalmer Isles, and his friends as they deal with the rise of a monstrous beast, Kazgaroth, that intends to destroy the land and the Earthmother, the goddess of their people.

Darkwalker on Moonshae by Douglas Niles

A set of isles inspired by Celtic mythology? In the kingdom of Moonshae, a terrible struggle is about to ensue. On the side of Good: It’s much slower paced than I’m accustomed to, which made it hard to get invested in the characters at first.

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