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The Chaos Curse (Forgotten Realms: The Cleric Quintet, Book 5) Mass Market Paperback – July 1, 2000
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There was one improvement over the previous book in the series. Cadderly finally faces a foe that he finds difficult to combat. Obviously, I don't want to reveal who this last villain is but it was reasonably done. There is also some genuine risk involved here as Cadderly's lover, Danica, is captured. Where is the setting for this confrontation? The Edificant Library which has been overcome by the forces of darkness. Also, he faces an important choice near the end; to follow the calling of his God completely or continue his relationship with Danica.
The book is the final installment in the Cleric Quintet, and if you have not read the prior 4 books, I recommend that you do so for this one to make more sense.
The book picks up from the end of the last book, Fallen Fortress. Cadderly, priest of Deneir, along with Pikel and Ivan Bouldershoulder (dwarven brothers, one of whom aspires to be a druid) set off to find a way through to the old red dragon Feyrenn's treasure. Danica, the warrior monk and Cadderly's fiancee, together with Dorigen, the repentant wizard, set straight off for the Edificant Library, home to priests of both deities Deneir and Oghma. Shayleigh, the woodland elf, goes with Danica and Dorigen most of the way to the Library, then parts ways to return to Shilmista, her home.
Unknown to any of them, Kierkan Rufo, a branded, cursed and fallen priest of Deneir, has returned to the Library before any of them, together with Druzil, the mischievous imp. Together they enter by way of the catacombs, seeking to liberate the Chaos Curse, held captive in a bowl of holy water by Cadderly's hand. Rather than liberating it, however, the bumbling Kierkan drinks the potion instead, then runs out, vomiting all the way, in the hopes that the priests of the Library might help him.
As Kierkan is in the process of dying, the corrupt Dean Thobicus, leader of the Library, invites Kierkan into the Library, so that the priests may try better to heal Kierkan.Read more ›
The entire series is pretty good, but this particular book I enjoyed the least. When finished the Fallen Fortress, one says to him/herself: "Well, it was pretty good. Happy ending, and all. Why is there another book in the series, though?" I do not know why. The Chaos Curse is wholly unnecessary. From the very beginning, I felt that the series had been stretched beyond it's limit, to an extent of mediocrity that Salvatore should be ashamed of. Perhaps not, though. In my opinion, this is the least enjoyable book in the series. Especially the ending, although I won't say anything of it.
Unlike the previous four books, which are about the fight against Castle Trinity and it's dastardly villians, this one is about a battle against Kierkan Rufo, Cadderly's unrealistic arch enemy, and his minions. There are many things to say on this book, but I shall start my complaints with this:
1. The back cover of the book is somewhat misleading. It is as simply as that. When reading the book, I felt that it was nothing like what I expected it to be, from what I had read on the back cover.
2. Character Development. In this, I am particularly angry: Robert was presented with an oppurtunity for character development within this book. He had the chance to elaborate on Dean Thobicus's, the dean of the Edificant Library, fall from grace. No elaboration is written of, though. I was expecting Cadderly to return and begin dealing with Thobicus, but it was not so. By the time Cadderly returned home to his library, the only remaining residents in the libary were vampires and zombies. And this occured all in a few days!!Read more ›
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i gave this as a gift for my husbands bday because he likes the author. although this one is already used, it is in great conditions so i dont have any problems with it and my... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Shrine Arboleda
Good resolution to the series although the ending wasn't what I hoped for after a five book plot and character investment.Published on December 6, 2013 by Bob Allain
Suspensful, gripping as usual, the type of book that is hard to put down when the alarm is set for 6 am it is already 2 am and you have been reading since 9:30 pmPublished on February 26, 2008 by Arthur D. Hosfeldt
So many bad reviews, I think the problem lies not with the book, but with the readers. This book is what it is, a closing to a 5 book series. Read morePublished on July 13, 2006 by Jordan Mauriello
Seriously, with this as the final volume, I think the Cleric Quintet would have been better as the Cleric Quartet. Read morePublished on March 9, 2006 by Kyla
The Bouldershoulder Brothers. They are the funniest characters in the forgotten realms. Everything else in the series is blah.Published on October 7, 2003 by Dex Win
I generally love the work of Salvatore, however this book was a disappointment. Instead of the usual "couldn't put it down", this one I "couldn't bear to pick it... Read morePublished on August 16, 2003 by Jonathan D. Hall
Now, I have read all of Salvatore's books and some series are better than others. While reading this series however I thought this was one of the better ones. Read morePublished on January 17, 2002 by Big E