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Downshadow: Ed Greenwood Presents Waterdeep Mass Market Paperback – April 7, 2009
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The plot of this book follows a mysterious Shadowbane as he patrols the depths of Downshadow to deal with the nefarious denizens that inhabit the place.Read more ›
Does Myrin hold some part of Mystra within herself? Why cant she remember her past? Was are the blue runes? So many questions...with zero answers!
There had better be a sequel!
With the 4th edition (4E) debate still raging and Forgotten Realms advocates having mixed feelings about the changing landscape, this novel kind of saved my favorite fantasy setting (for me at least). How did it do that you ask? It returned my favorite aspect of the Realms that I had felt torn away from me with 4E - which is the god: Helm. I realize the novel did not resurrect him outright from his extremely superficial demise, but at least he is part of the world again and that leads me to believe there is a chance of him coming back. So an essence, this novel gave me hope for the future of the Realms.
While I was never a huge fan of the D&D board game, I fell in love with the Realms in 1998 with the release of Baldur's Gate and have since owned all FR video games and have read nearly all the novels. Since I first played Baldur's Gate which prominently featured Helm, I have seen him as the iconic god of the Forgotten Realms. He was a HUGE part of those games and was likely featured more so than other Forgotten Realms deity.Read more ›
The story was fast paced and drew me in from the beginning. DeBie gives the reader just enough information to set the hook and draw the reader deeper and deeper into the story. The characters grow throughout the story and are very well fleshed out by the end. The fight scenes were vivid and well thought out. I could actually hear Hans Zimmer in the background as the heroes and villains battled throughout the book. DeBie made me really care for the characters, good and bad alike. They are all tortured and flawed in some way and their histories are interwoven throughout the book and I kept turning page after page for a glimpse into what made these characters tick.
I highly recommend this book to new and longtime readers of the Forgotten Realms. If you are looking for a fast paced, action packed book with fantastic characters that leave you wanting more, then Downshadow is the book for you.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
From the beginning of this book to the end was awesome. I found the whole concept of the Shadowbane character very interesting. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Aaron
The villains in this book are some of the most interesting I've come across in a long time. They drive the story along pretty smoothly and make the hero fight for the spotlight. Read morePublished on October 26, 2013 by Sphinx
This book is well-written and entertaining. As a sometimes realms fan that it getting more into the setting, I really enjoy De Bie's take on the Realms. Read morePublished on August 26, 2013 by DiscerningDM
This reminded me a Bat Man or some other super hereo. Not a D&D fantasy novel it should have beenPublished on July 1, 2013 by Donald M Bennett
Downshadow, by Erik Scott de Bie, is part of a larger series named Ed Greenwood Presents Waterdeep, which features tales set in the metropolis known as the City of Splendors. Read morePublished on May 21, 2013 by Jonathan Gosselin
I am not a literary critic by any stretch of the imagination, and rather than leave a wordy review here trying to blab on my lore knowledge of FR, I will just post my negative... Read morePublished on April 17, 2013 by Randy Edward Gudgel Jr.
De Bie builds strong main characters throughout the whole story. Starts slow but you can get sucked in. Read morePublished on March 13, 2013 by Diddy
This story is for all of those who like to read sword and sorcery stories or stories about heroes. Shadowdown is one of those heroes that you really like because he has a... Read morePublished on March 12, 2013 by Jan Niblock