Swordmage (Blades of the Moonseas #1) (Forgotten Realms)

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Title: Swordmage

Series: Blades of the Moonsea, Forgotten Realms

Author: Richard Baker

Rating: 3 of 5 Stars

Genre: SFF

Pages: 373

Synopsis:

An adventurer returns home after 10 years abroad, only to find nothing is as it was when he left. Not only that, but foreign economic powers are moving in, his step-cousin is trying to take over politically AND a Lich King is looking for his long missing Codex of Spells. Oh yeah, a goblin king is trying to take over the whole area as well.

My Thoughts:

Our protagonist, Geran, is a problem child, never satisfied with what he has. So he spends a decade ignoring his responsibilities to his family and gallivanting around. He ends up in Myth Drannor, in love with an elf and then ruins that all by cutting off another elf’s hand, in an illegal duel.

So he skips off to home and is shocked to find everything is changed.

And is forced to take action to save his family, his town and everyone he loves.

Lots of action, undead action,  battles and whatnot. Thin on character development, but who ever reads a FR book and expects character development? The goblin thing seemed kind of a third leg to the overall story, but considering that the longest battle near the end is directly because of the horde, I guess I can overlook that.

Honestly, I’m up in the air if I will finish this trilogy or not. I guess I’ll take a break and decide after the 2nd book in a month or so.

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