- File Size: 2805 KB
- Print Length: 352 pages
- Publisher: Wizards of the Coast (September 27, 2011)
- Publication Date: September 27, 2011
- Sold by: Penguin Random House Publisher Services
- Language: English
- ASIN: B004ZZKRLS
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #166,283 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Shadowbane: A Forgotten Realms Novel (The Shadowbane Series Book 2) Kindle Edition
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Top Customer Reviews
I love books with anti-heroes and Kalen certainly fits that bill. He does not come off as the typical brooding warrior but as someone with a truly troubled soul having had to make some terrible choices. The setting of the book, Luskan, had a great feel, it reminded me of Batman No Man's Land.
Not only this this a follow up to Downshadow but it is also part of the Abyssal Plague series which spans all the DnD worlds, Eberron, Forgotton Realms, Dark Sun. No previous knowledge of the Abyssal Plague is required to enjoy Shadowbane but if you would like more background you check out the extras found at the end of the ebook. This is also the first Wizard of the Coast book to be available only in ebook format.
I have been a fan of Erik's work since Ghostwalker: The Fighters and he keeps upping the ante with each new release. He is one of top Forgotten Realms authors and if you are looking for a great new read, give Shadowbane a try. You won't be disappointed.
The book itself features expert pacing, gripping plot and unique and compelling characters. Kalen is just as awesome as ever and even receives some deeper development now that he's back in the city that holds the dark memories from his past. Myrin makes her return in this novel as well and also receives a lot of development, it's really great to see her go from the amnesiac girl in Downshadow to the independent and powerful wizard in Shadowbane. In addition to the returning characters we also get a bunch of interesting new faces, from the deadly well of wisdom that is Sithe to the scheming Toytere. Each new and returning character is compelling and unique to the point that i can't think of a single one that was a bore to read.
Pacing is this book's strong-suit, things move along at a nice speed that lets us really enjoy the great scenes of dialogue and character development but it knows when a fabulously described action sequence is needed. The fight scenes in this book are vivid and very fluid to read, each one gives you a clear idea of exactly what's going on and who's doing it. They make for a cinematic and gritty story that fits perfectly in the city of luskan. there's a specific action scene towards the end of the book that was so vivid and cinematic that I'll have a hard time forgetting it for years to come.
After finding Kalen 'Shadowbane' Dren murdering the dwarf that kidnapped her, Myrin Darkdance ran away from him and hoping to find answers about who she is. However fate intervenes in the form of a shadowy woman who takes her away. Fortunately, Kalen is on his way to rescue her, after receiving a mysterious note with "Luskan" scrawled on it. As Kalen nears the deplorable city, he notices that it appears to be under quarantine as Waterdhavian guards surround the city. As he approaches the wall, he is recognized as the vigilante Shadowbane and is forced into a confrontation. As he struggles to get past the blockade, he learns that Luskan has a plague spreading around the city called "The Fury".Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Shadowbane is a very good book, with a solid and coherent plot, pacing that keeps the story moving along, and excellent characters that are well though out and developed. Read morePublished 20 days ago by Todd Leinweber
Erik Scott De Bie manages to thrill again. Looking forward to reading more about Fayne and Lilten in the next novel!Published 15 months ago by Michael Zwollo
Not my fav, it is good for a filler until you can find something better. It drags in a lot of places and leaves some loose ends. This is consistent through the trilogy.Published on February 3, 2014 by T. McPhetrige
Disclaimer-If you read the review and feel there is a spoiler in it, please let me know and I will remove that section. Also, if you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask. Read morePublished on December 30, 2013 by Robert "Dimndbangr" Hicks
As there have already been detailed reviews here, let me limit myself to this: I have very much enjoyed reading this book. Read morePublished on November 7, 2013 by Skychrome
Actually bought this book by accident while shopping for a R.A. Salvatore Drizzt DuUrden novel but I wasn't disappointed. Read morePublished on August 6, 2013 by Jean Paul J Morrell
Shadowbane is a sequel to Downshadow: Ed Greenwood Presents Waterdeep, and begins a year after Downshadow. Read morePublished on May 21, 2013 by Jonathan Gosselin
My main objection to Downshadow, the novel that preceded this one, was that it felt like there was so much more story to be told. Fortunately, that story continues in Shadowbane. Read morePublished on May 10, 2013 by Philip Layfield
this book definitely occurred, that really is all I have to say about it. it helped kill time for mePublished on March 12, 2013 by Kenneth Burger