- File Size: 3358 KB
- Print Length: 324 pages
- Publisher: Wizards of the Coast (September 11, 2012)
- Publication Date: September 11, 2012
- Sold by: Penguin Random House Publisher Services
- Language: English
- ASIN: B008ADFHPW
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #451,706 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Dangerous Games: Forgotten Realms (Netheril Trilogy Book 2) Kindle Edition
|Length: 324 pages||Word Wise: Enabled||Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled|
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Ultimately, that is what dooms the interest in the main character in this book; the setting around him is so much more interesting than he is that it drowns him out. But at the same time, the setting seems off. The nobility are portrayed as cartoonishly evil, incompetent, and short-sighted to the point of parody. The silver-lining is that at least the portrayal is used to its fullest; the author takes advantage of his portrayal for some effective laughs. The unfortunate incident is that it just isn't a good trade-off.
The book itself isn't bad and there was so much potential in the story, but the story itself is overshadowed by the setting and the setting material itself isn't treated all that well either. The reader never feels a sense of loss for Netheril and it can't even make good on its underlining tones of the evils of greed, lust, and sloth because it's too-up-close and personal.
On the bright side, when the characters aren't being drowned out by their own setting, they're well written and they do advance their characters, so those who are following the series (I'm not; came in blind) will have that to look forward to, but those who are a fan of the first book are probably going to find that most of this book drowns out character moments and story with a story that feels so out of place. The humor is also pretty well done. The author's writing style is also solid.
The only people who would really want to read this book are those who are either interested in Netheril (D&D Realms lore, basically) or those following the character--and the book doesn't seem to do both well at the same time, with the subject of Netheril not too done well at all.