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The Shield of Weeping Ghosts (Forgotten Realms: The Citadels) Mass Market Paperback – May 6, 2008
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The plot of this book is actually rather difficult to describe. Being that this is a book in the Citadels series there is certainly a story being the citadel in question. However, as I was reading this novel, and upon completing it, I was left more confused that satisfied with how the actual plot was laid out. There is also a plot line involving a group of the seldom written about Rashemi. Along the way there are a couple other subplots such as an ancient evil, some distrust among the Rashemi, and a mystery that has permeated the Shield of Weeping Ghosts and the secrets it is protecting. The reason I say I was left confused is due to the fact that there are parts of the story that take place in the past, but are meshed together with the present. This, at least in theory, sounds like an interesting concept.Read more ›
"Shield" is basically a story about an exiled Rashemi, an old citadel and a legend surrounding it. The atmosphere and the richness of lore are the strongest points of this book. Davis can really build up a dark and heavy atmosphere and keep it up throughout the novel. Makes the book feel more cohesive and even more intense.
Plot of the book is also very strong and well thought out. It has it's roots in a legend about the citadel, but where many similar novels just keep it as a beggining of the story, Shield keeps reminding the reader of the legend, and unravels it slowly through the plot. Nice indeed.
Characters are also interesting and while not very detailed aside from Bastun the main character, still solid and beleivable. To touch on Bastun a little. While being one of the most likable "heroes" (probably because not being a real hero) i read about in Realms novels, i would have really liked to read more about his history and training in the order of Vremyonni. We could say that his character is well defined, but his background not so much.
The biggest flaw of this novel, in my opinion, is that author goes into descriptive tirades at a number of occasions.Read more ›
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Very dark and exhausting with the plot was a little easy to figure out.Published 8 months ago by Donald M Bennett
Ok story worth a read but can be a little frustrating sometimes. wouldn't recommend if your not reading the other citadel books.Published 23 months ago by lamar
Most of the Forgotten Realms or D&D books I read are the same in that they are fine and good for passing the time. Read morePublished on January 5, 2014 by zoe
I picked this book up without great expectations although the premise interested me I did not expect too much, to my surprise the writing was excellent with a well woven plot and I... Read morePublished on April 7, 2013 by G. Stanley
Unlike other reviewers I am able to read and comprehend what I read. This was an excellent book. The dead that can't move on and are doomed to play out their final moments after... Read morePublished on July 16, 2008 by Mycroft