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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Pace is about the only thing it has going for it. Feb 27, Katrin rated it liked it. May 23, FrankRA1 rated it really liked it. All three books were written under the pseudonym Richard Awlinson “Richard All-in-one”: It is the Time of Troubles, the gods and goddesses are walking Faerun, and this is kind of awesome, or it was, if you were a fan of the setting as it was in those days. I must say though, that I have read much better stories.
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But I feel like this a book for people who like medieval times, dragons, 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 stops at around chapter It was almost fun to read.
They all have their own problems going on, were thrust together more by circumstance than choice, and experience plenty of conflicts among themselves; all this combined made for some really great storytelling. I admit though, not having read anything like this since I was in seventh grade, I am out of touch with the genre. Chaos, destruction, and death abound as the Gods themselves walk the earth in mortal shells.
Thrust into the centre of this chaos are four heroes, one of whom carries a pendant containing the essence of the fallen goddess of magic. It is also never a good thing when game mechanics can be discerned throughout a story; this one doesn’t even try to hide them.
Some early ancestor of his was a greedy jerk who fell afoul of some gypsies as you do who cursed him as they do such that he could only ever engage in selfless acts without any desire for compensation or reward. Most everything else is quite heavy-handed.
However, somewhere down the line, the terms of the curse flipped around. Descriptions are often crude, transitions abrupt, characters ra After hearing so much about this trilogy, I came to it with probably unreasonably high expectations, and was definitely let down.
If he ever did something for his own profit, he would transform into a werebeast and kill people. Going into this, I was shadowxale, 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. Sep 26, Michael Shurtleff rated it shhadowdale not like it. The Realms meanwhile had magic but it was made unstable by the fall of these gods.
Perhaps Shadowddale find out if this anything to do with the overall plot arc in the next book of the trilogy – Tantras. It was once suggested to me by a source who will remain nameless that many of the changes these books made to the setting were done without much consulting with the other authors; a few works in progress had to be changed if not shadosdale but scrapped to account for the new state of things. Banished from the heavens, they now roam the world, from Tantras to far-off Waterdeep, seeking to regain their full powers.
The characters are all inconsistent and bipolar, randomly doing an Oy, beyond oy, vae and gevalt!
The gods walk the Realms. This is where my almost certainly false idea about why the book was published under a pseudonym originates. It’s hard going back and reading these first books in the Forgotten Realms setting. From there on, we have an enormous story, so enormous I felt the author was having difficulty controlling and conveying it to the reader.
Feb 27, Daniel Millard rated it it was ok Shelves: This book raelms well written and keeps your attention. The shxdowdale was sub-par, like a DM was trying to turn their campaign into a novel without any prior writing experience.
The whole trilogy is only about sharowdale end to end and all done in the classic action-oriented realms style that made it so popular.
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I counted no less than three glaring instances of deus ex machina. For the franchises of Nickelodeonrealks Avatar: Now that I’ve finished it, I found the final two or three chapters more exciting, what with there being a big battle and all. Character motivations are one dimensional, as are the cardboard cut-out RPG archetype characters. Ao, shadowdal Maker of All Things, informs without warning, a handful of lesser gods that the Tablets of Fate have been stolen and he’s holding them responsible – as well as having been ‘a millennium of disappointment’.
If it were not for the cleric of Sune, Adon, this book would have felt flat. After hearing so much about this trilogy, I came to it with probably unreasonably high expectations, and was definitely let down.
It’s a brave attempt at satisfying the requirements of a host of designers, authors and fans as the setting transitioned between game editions, though one replete with editorial and technical issues.
I enjoyed th I sort of have mixed feelings about this book. The theft of these tablets was the actual cause of the Time of Troubles as all the gods with the exception of Helm were cast to Toril and faiths and magic ran wild.