- Series: Abolethic Sovereignty (Book 2)
- Mass Market Paperback: 320 pages
- Publisher: Wizards of the Coast (September 1, 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0786951842
- ISBN-13: 978-0786951840
- Product Dimensions: 4.2 x 0.9 x 6.9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,406,393 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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City of Torment: Abolethic Sovereignty, Book II Mass Market Paperback – September 1, 2009
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I'm also the author of several Forgotten Realms novels, including Darkvision, Stardeep, the Abolethic Sovereignty trilogy (Plague of Spells, City of Torment, and Key of Stars), and the Sword of the Gods books (Sword of the Gods, and Spinner of Lies).
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Top Customer Reviews
City of Torment (CoT) continues about a tenday after the conclusion of Plague of Spells (PoS). The main plot is a bit of the same as PoS except with the events that happened at the end of PoS, CoT takes on a more dangerous venture with a trip to Xxiphu (pronounced Zee-Fu :) There are a few sub plots developing throughout such as Japheth's path to right a wrong no matter the consequences, Raidon's quest to abolish all aberrations, Seren's uncovered past, Thoster's unknown lineage, Anusha's plight, and a couple others that may lead to spoilers.
I will have to say that I was impressed with the depth of Mr. Cordell gave his characters this time around. They all felt more natural and real. Each had their own voice and motivations. Their actions equally moved the plot as well as the plot moved their decisions and actions. For me, I feel that Raidon was the only main character that I really didn't care for as much. He is not a horrible character, but he felt a bit emotionless to me. I did connected much better with Thoster and Seren in this novel. I am really looking forward to delving more into their pasts and seeing how they develop more in the next book. Anusha was also a better character this time. Japheth started out ok. I wasn't as engaged with him at first as I was in PoS, but he did get better along the way and I did end up enjoying his character as much as before. There are also a couple other characters I did not care for, one was Behroun and the other Malyanna.Read more ›
The story is continues from where the last book, Plague of Spells. A tenday has passed after the viscous fight against the kraken. We find Japheth taking over a gang of thugs to extort their 'profits' so he can find some way to free Anusha from the Dreamheart. During his efforts, Raidon Kane is hunting down Japheth for stealing the Dreamheart, with the crew of the Green Siren, the same crew as in the first book, helping him. The captain, Thoster, and the mage, Seren, are helping in the search. Then we find Anusha trapped in the aboleth city called Xxiphu in her 'dream-walk' state hoping to find a way out. As Japheth frees Anusha, she returns for a few minutes before being sucked back into Xxiphu, only this time she isn't trapped. Raidon and the others barge in of Japheth, forcing him to flee into the Feywild, where his patron, the Lord of Bats, who granted him is warlock powers, is trapped. Angry at being unable to catch Japheth, Raidon and the others decide to travel down into Xxiphu to stop a being called the Eldest, who is part of the Dreamheart, from reawakening.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
An engaging sequel focusing on monk Raidon Kane's quest to kill the Eldest of the franchise's titular eel-like aboleths, though the crew of the Green Siren has their own plans.Published 18 months ago by Jeremy Michael Gallen
A wonderful blend of Forgotten Realms lore and Lovecraftian themes. The characters seen slightly rigid, but the epic storyline certainly overshadows any other faults.Published 22 months ago by Wiley H.
Read it! It was slow to start but well worth getting into. A good way to pass the time.
I really liked how Cordell continues his tale of Raidon and the rest of the characters. Great book and a good read!Published on March 31, 2013 by JU