Bloodwalk (Forgotten Realms: The Wizards #2) ★☆☆☆☆

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Title: Bloodwalk
Series: Forgotten Realms: The Wizards #2
Author: James Davis
Rating: 1 of 5 Stars
Genre: Fantasy
Pages: 320
Format: Digital Edition

 

Synopsis:

A blood witch is planning on taking over a forest and then some towns, or something. She fools the local oracles who have foiled past plots by pretending to be their god. She raises necromantic forces to take over.

Concurrently, a man with angelic blood in him, a devotee to Hoar, the god of justice [you have NO idea how much I laughed at that] is a wandering justice dispensor. He wanders into the situation and is attempting to stop the blood witch.

Finally, you have 2 sisters, one an oracle, one a hunter who are both fighting to protect their town from complete and utter devastation. Enemies within and without make the job that much harder. Plus dead parents and all the baggage that means.

 

My Thoughts:

This was trash. It was a poor storyline, poorly executed and poorly written. Davis knows his grammar rules, thankfully, so there were no aggregious misuses of your/you’re, etc. But telling the story? My goodness. The motivation for everyone was clear as mud.

I completely skimmed the last 25% and STILL had a tough time finishing. It didn’t help that I was coming off a book that I also didn’t like, so this was like rubbing salt in the wound.

It did force me to decide if I wanted to continue this Wizards sub-series and the answer was a resounding “NO!”. Sometimes Forgotten Realms books are just junk and you have to chuck them out the window to keep your sanity.

★☆☆☆☆

bookstooge

  1. Blackstaff (Book 1)

33 thoughts on “Bloodwalk (Forgotten Realms: The Wizards #2) ★☆☆☆☆

  1. “Davis knows his grammar rules, thankfully”- oh dear dear dear- when this is the only compliment that you can give a book then something has gone seriously wrong.

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  2. bookcupidity says:

    I think the best thing to come out of this one is confirmation to skip this sub-series. Onto better, I’d say.

    Started The Haunted Mesa last night and am really enjoying it so far.

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  3. I found the early Forgotten Realms novels were pretty good. When it comes to Dungeons and Dragons shared worlds Dragonlance had better writers and better stories. Not to say there are still some stinkers there.

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    • Bookstooge says:

      Is Dragonlance the universe that Weis and Hickman write in? and was Dragonlance rolled into FR at some point? Or did it just stop?

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      • It is. It was not rolled into Forgotten Realms it just stopped. I guess when it came to gaming players had more freedom in Forgotten Realms. Dragonlance had too much set history. Probably made it a difficult world to play in.

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        • Bookstooge says:

          The thing about FR is that they use the books to explain the changes in-game. And they aren’t afraid to completely change the world. I know that they’ve combined the planet and decombined it, at least once, if not twice. And gods rising and falling at the drop of a hat and how magic works, yeah, everything is up for grabs. Probably makes things much easier for the gaming side, but it makes it a bit of a tumultuous ride in reading.

          I know that robert and jarod [over at readingovertheshoulder.wordpress.com] have been reviewing dragon lance stuff. I might have to give a little more attention to their reviews now…

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  4. Oof. With so many of these D&D world books out there, I imagine you have to sift through a lot of chaff to get to the one or two hidden gems.

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  5. There’s nothing worse than trudging through an unejoyable book. Sometimes, when really forcing myself, I almost feel like reading is a punishment when I’ve been particularly bad.

    Fortunately I’m reading a novel that, if you like non-stop laughs, and D&D style worlds (that don’t suck, honest!) might be right up your street.

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  6. Yeah, there’s TONS of forgotten realms novels.. I only ever read one and didn’t like it! Sucks that you got another bad one.. hopefully that means the next one you pick will be good again 😀

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  7. 2 in a row.. That must’ve hurt. Hopefully the next book you picked up was able to compensate for all this awfulness..

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