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Erevis must rescue Magadon, who appears to have disappeared. At the same time, there are some serious political happenings going on in Sembia which have to do with the Source and the Netherese as much as anything else.
I’ve come to accept the fact that I’m going to keep on reading these Forgotten Realms books, so I went ahead and made a shelf/tag for them, just like I have for Star Wars. They are a force unto themselves.
For the first half of the book I have to admit I was bored. Not a lot happened, it was barely about Cale at all and you had a lot of politics and religion happening.
Finally Erevis gets involved. He and Riven, Mask’s Second, have both changed enough that there is no more posturing and frenemy’ing. They are allies. It was really nice to see a good solid alliance instead of the bickering we saw in the Erevis Cale trilogy.
Good amount of fighting near the end, with them breaking into a magicless prison to rescue someone.
And the ending, where they DO rescue Magadon and end up IN HELL, was pretty cool. Of course, it seems like every hero ends up in hell at one time or another, so maybe I should have been a little more stoic about it, but I thought it was cool!
Rating: 3.5 of 5 Stars
Author: Paul Kemp
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