Title: The City of Splendors
Series: The Cities
Author: Elaine Cunningham & Ed Greenwood
Rating: 3.5 of 5 Stars
Format: Kindle digital edition
Waterdeep, an important city, is struggling under the weight of shiftless younger nobles, a rising working class, an ailing leader, attacks by a priest and his ilk and the machinations of a crimelord/magician.
I don’t like Ed Greenwood’s books. The couple of Elminster books I read were pretty low on the “skillz” level even for Forgotten Realms. So I went into this with wicked low expectations. On the other hand, I really enjoyed Cunningham’s Dark Journey. So I didn’t know WHAT I was going to encounter.
This was also a good bit longer than the usual FR book, so that was nice.
Surprisingly, this was good. There were a variety of plot lines, that while intertwining, weren’t repetitive. The whole Religion of Amalgamation was pretty interesting and I wished that it had played a bigger part than it did. It had potential.
Definitely a good wrap up to the Cities Tetralogy.